7 Things to Do in the Inland Empire 9/26-9/30/2016





Even though it’s now officially fall, we’re still in summer temperatures here in the Inland Empire. Instead of putting your feet in a pool, head out to enjoy some other bodies of water in the Inland Empire this week!

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9/26, Hike - Take a walk at the North Etiwanda Preserve, which has easy but rocky trails and a waterfall as a goal. It’s open sunrise to sunset, so start the week with a morning meditation on the trail. Bring water!



Smithsonian exhibit featured at Western Science Center



9/27, Museum - Hemet’s Western Science Center’s "H2O Today" exhibit explores water, which covers ¾ of the Earth. Open 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., admission is $6-8.

9/27, Ducks - Make a coffee date with a friend and feed the ducks at the Temecula Duck Pond. But don’t bring the crusts from little lunches because bread is actually not good for the duck's digestion! Instead, bring veggie scraps, oats and cracked corn that is safe for quacking bellies.




9/28, Boating - Take a trip around Lake Arrowhead on the Lake Arrowhead Queen. Tickets are $16 per adult, $10 for kids 12 and under (who are required to wear provided flotation gear).



For more Lake Arrowhead places to visit, check out the Guide



9/29, Conservation - Take a walk through the Chino Basin Water Conservation District to get some ideas about your fall garden and learn about trees, turf and even permeable pavement for your winter remodeling plans. Free to the public.

9/29, Hike - Tourist past the camp Lindsay Lohan went to in The Parent Trap and hike out to a natural heart-shape carved out by water in Crestline’s Valley of Enchantment. Wear pants and sturdy shoes, and bring your camera.



For more local hiking trips check out the Inland Empire Hiking Guide



9/30, Panning - Try a little gold panning at the creek that runs by Gilman Historic Ranch and Wagon Museum. There’s also chances to see some wildlife, so pack a picnic and make a morning of it before you have to get the big kids from school. Adults are $4, kids under 12 are $3, dogs are $1.