Stroll by a freshwater marsh on San Elijo Lagoon’s southeast end.
The broken seashells on the trail remind you that the Pacific Ocean is nearby – these middens (shell bits) also remind us of the Kumeyaay who lived here long ago and ate lots of shellfish. Take time to relax on a bench, try birdwatching from your perch, and imagine the history of this land.
Soak up views of marshland grasses on the hills. Currently, one of our restoration efforts is to remove all invasive grasses – these were planted for agriculture years ago. Along the trail, native habitat restoration is also underway – note the cones and flags.