Things to Do in La Canada Flintridge, California

Things to Do in La Canada Flintridge, California
In 1996, the city of La Cañada Flintridge was awarded the title "Trail Town, USA" by the American Hiking Society. Adjacent to the Angeles National Forest, La Cañada Flintridge has plenty of resources for water sports and mountaineering. The locals are an outdoorsy lot and maintain hiking, bicycling and horseback riding trails, and enjoy year-round water sports in the Pacific Ocean and at indoor facilities.

Hiking

There are 23 miles of trails running through the town that have been protected and maintained by the La Cañada Flintridge Trails Council since 1974. Trails are open to bicyclists and pedestrians. Some trails are also suitable for horseback riding. The trails lead visitors through hillsides, creeks, plains and shaded areas rich in wildlife and native plants. The Trails Council makes a map of La Cañada Flintridge trails available online or by mail. Donations help defray the cost of postage and printing.

La Cañada Flintridge Trails Council
P.O. Box 852
La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011
www.lacanadaflintridgetrailscouncil.org

Sporting Goods

La Cañada Flintridge is home to the largest Sport Chalet location. This 45,000-square-foot store is the testing ground for new products, so visitors can find apparel, equipment and tools that aren't available at other stores. It offers equipment for every outdoor activity imagineable. Sport Chalet also offers kayak and ski rentals and scuba and kayaking lessons.

Sport Chalet
2 Sport Chalet Drive
La Cañada, California 91011
(818) 790-9800
www.sportchalet.com

Swimming

The town's YMCA offers aquatic training, lap swimming and swimming lessons all year round. Water fitness classes for adults and seniors are offered throughout the year. Day passes are available for the pool and fitness center.

Crescenta-Cañada Family YMCA
1930 Foothill Blvd.
La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011
(818) 790-0123
www.ymcacc.org

Article Written By Lisa Russell

Lisa Russell has been a freelance writer since 1998. She's been published in "Rethinking Everything Magazine," "Playdate" and "Home Educator's Family Times." She has a professional background in education, cosmetology and the restaurant industry. Russell studied early childhood education at Antelope Valley College, and is pursuing a degree in law.

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