Things to Do

Venture into the great outdoors with Nature Collective!

Whether you’re a San Diegan or visiting on vacation, come explore our lands. Looking for things to do in San Diego today – or any day? See what we’re up to! Our organization offers events, hikes, volunteer opportunities, and more.

Slot Canyons

  • Moderate – Hard

Venture into a rare rock formation. From the top, hikers see stunning views of the Pacific Ocean.

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Santa Inez trail

  • Easy

Abundant wildflowers in springtime. Peaceful scenery year-round. Pass by our Native Plant Nursery at the beginning or end of your trek.

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AWE with desert night sky

AWE Gala 2019

  • June 21, 6 pm – 8pm

Step into an evening aglow with discovery on the first day of summer. We are celebrating nature’s happy hour with tastes of the trail refreshments. Our tour begins at our newest trail, along Lake Drive in Encinitas, with views of the ocean horizon, for a nature hike into coastal sage scrub. As we await the sun’s last rays, meet the student artists that created the beautiful art along the trail. Prickly pear cactus tea, sage brownies and lemonade elderberry sparkling beverage will tantalize your taste buds as you cheer to summer.

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With Nature Collective, there’s something for everyone!

More To Explore

Bird Counts

Explore monthly bird counts and comparative tables for bird species that have been observed in San Elijo Lagoon Ecological Reserve.

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San Elijo Lagoon Restoration Project

Learn about the work being done to Revive Our Wetlands at San Elijo Lagoon.

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Annie's Canyon Trail

Discover the beauty of Annie’s Canyon’s naturally eroding sandstone walls and panoramic views of both the Pacific Ocean and the San Elijo Lagoon from the top. 

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