By Nicole Cormier
A recreational escape lies just outside of Orange in the foothills of the Santa Ana Mountains. Though it’s so close to civilization and the hustle and bustle of city life, Santiago Oaks Regional Park is a natural oasis. Upon entering, visitors are greeted by one of the last remaining orange groves in the area. This large park is a hidden gem, though it’s easy to find once you know about it.
This tree-lined park has a seasonal stream flowing throughout and the tree canopy keeps the immediate area quite cool, even in summer months. Santiago Oaks has opportunities for many kinds of recreation including biking, hiking and horseback riding. Just beyond the park are many marked trails for different skill levels that connect to the Anaheim trail system, but keep your eyes open for wildlife because snakes and mountain lions have been spotted in the area.
Take the drive down to Orange is a 2013 C63 AMG from Mercedes-Benz of Encino to ensure that you can not only fit all your recreational gear, but also a few friends, too. Drive in the style and comfort that you can only find with Mercedes-Benz.
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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