A day at Elkorn Slough, where there s great bird-watching, tranquil kayaking, and good picnicking. FULL STORY
Spending a day antiquing in Moss Landing. The annual fair is fun every July, but locals can stop by anytime.
Most people who live in Aromas are well acquainted with the Aromas Grange hall; out-of-towners are slowly discovering it as well. It s the social center of this community at the northernmost edge of Monterey County. Here, you can go to concerts, take part in contra dances, or eat hearty at the monthly pancake breakfast. It s also the premier gathering place for local organizations. Check out the grange s busy calendar at www.aromasgrange.org. Kathryn McKenzie Nichols, local author
Checking out the fish on ice at Phil s Fish Market in Moss Landing, then sitting down to eat some fresh catch.
An afternoon spent in the woodland setting of Royal Oaks Park in Prunedale, where you can toss horse shoes, knock around a tennis ball, play softball or volleyball or just relax among the oaks.