May 13, 2012: Spend Mother’s Day in a California State Park

Skip the crowded lines for Mother’s Day Brunch in favor of a trip to your local state park. Here are three with special events planned to honor moms on their special day:

Anza-Borrego Desert State Park Bring your mom for a picnic in Borrego Palm Canyon!  Anza-Borrego Desert State Park® is offering residents of Borrego Springs (please bring proof of 92004 area code) free day use on May 13, 2012.  Hike the Canyon in the morning, then enjoy the Group Camp area or an open campsite for picnicking after noon.  Bring the whole family!

Big Basin Redwoods State Park Celebrate Mother’s Day by honoring some of the incredible women who have lived in, worked in and fought for the Big Basin. Meet pioneer homemaker Alice Maddock; Josephine McCrackin, the “Savior of the Redwoods” and Harriet “Petey” Weaver, the first female Ranger. Stroll through the magnificent redwoods on this half-mile, 1.5-hour guided walk. Wheelchair and stroller accessible. Meet at Park Headquarters at 1:00.

Empire Mine State Historic Park Enjoy the beauty of the garden and mingle with the characters from the past as volunteers dressed in period costume enact the golden days of the mine.

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Posted on May 8, 2012, in day trips, events, hiking, history and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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