Tag Archives: Cosumnes River Preserve

Hiking and paddling in San Joaquin County’s wilderness!

Enjoy paddling or hiking right in San Joaquin County’s wilderness! With two newly purchased kayaks loaded atop my SUV, my friend and I were in search of wilderness paddling, right in San Joaquin County. Several fellow kayakers told us of the Cosumnes River Preserve, a place where I had hiked several times and taken grandkids […]

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Cool kids in a hot city! Summer fun for kids in Stockton and SJ County

Help your kids be cool; Stockton, San Joaquin summer-time destinations for the kids… As summer heats up, your kids and/or grandkids are likely seeking things to do to break the monotony that often settles in on summer vacation. Here are kid-tested and approved adventures that will keep the young ones cool. Consider scanning the virtual […]

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The birds are back, with a vengeance, in San Joaquin County!

October, November are ideal months for visiting the Pacific Flyway in San Joaquin County Our weather continues sunny and warm, but rain and cooler temperatures are predicted. With thousands of migratory waterfowl descending on our nearby lakes, rivers and wetlands – it’s a great time to go birdwatching, close to home. Take the kids or […]

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Stockton/San Joaquin road trip on a budget…Adventure, mystery, history, good wine and great food

Adventure, mystery, history, good wine and great food…close to home! A long-time Stocktonian recently said to me “there’s not much to do in this town, unless you’ve got a lot of money”. I responded with “come-on, two people could find adventure, mystery, history, good wine and great food for about $50”, and offered several suggestions. […]

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Winter activities for kids, grandkids in San Joaquin County

With an El Niño winter pelting San Joaquin County with rain and winds, you may wonder where to take the kids and/or grandkids on these blustery days. Here are several local destinations, kid-tested with our three grandchildren over this year and last. You and the kids will find them all compelling, relatively inexpensive (or free) […]

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