By Nicole Cormier
There is nothing better than escaping the confines of the city to experience all that nature has to offer to add some perspective to a busy life. Placerita Canyon is only a short drive from Los Angeles, but it is a whole different world. Nestled in the canyon is the Placerita Canyon Nature Center surrounded by oak groves, a sycamore-lined stream and more plant life that you can imagine.
Besides enjoying nature’s beauty, Placerita Canyon Nature Center is also the site of California’s original gold discovery as well as the Walker Cabin, built by Frank Walker in 1920. Surrounding the center are many self-guided nature and hiking trails that can appeal to all fitness levels. For those interested in a longer hike, stroll up to the seasonal waterfall on the top of Santa Clarita Divide. If hiking isn’t your forte, pack a lunch and enjoy a picnic near the Nature Center. The Nature Center can be reached by a quick jaunt up the 5 then heading east on the 14 up to Placerita Canyon.
Take the scenic drive up the canyon in a 2013 E250 BlueTEC Sport Sedan from Mercedes-Benz of Encino to ensure you arrive at the lovely Placerita Canyon Nature Center in an equally beautiful machine.
Nicole Cormier has a large and diverse family that lives all over the country, and has had the opportunity to see every state in the union while visiting them. As a freelance writer and editor she has the freedom to experience the world and partake in her beloved passions all while writing about it.
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