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Enjoy San Joaquin Valley Living

July 2018—Land of the Free

Jun 28, 2018 11:00AM ● By Enjoy Magazine

Editor's Note 

July 2018 

It’s America’s birthday, and we’re counting our blessings to live in the Land of the Free.

We’re fortunate enough to live in a place that boasts the amenities of a large city, but still offers easy access to places where you can immerse yourself in tranquility. The Balch Park Pack Station is cloaked in more than 5,000 Sequoias and ferns that reach up to your chest. Guides stand at the ready to guide you into the wilderness on horseback, where you’ll find hidden streams, untouched meadows and blissful solitude.

Got binoculars? Summer isn’t typically the optimal time to go birding, but the San Joaquin Valley is replete with Burrowing Owls, and they don’t mind a bit if you want to spy on them a little.

This month’s Editors Picks took us to Reedley, the Fruit Basket of the World. This town has some fun history, along with a lovely historic downtown and some natural wonders to explore.

A couple of couples have paired up to foster a delicious pairing – brews and brats. Rocket Dog Gourmet Brats and Brews shows off the best of the local craft beer community, served alongside brats made locally at Fresno State University. Treat yourself!

Our hats are off to the Visalia Police Activities League, which builds strong relationships between youth and police officers, creating mutual respect and understanding.

Happy Independence Day, and Enjoy San Joaquin Valley Living!

Land of the Free - July 2018