"Healthy Hiking in the Back Bay"
Fresh air fills your lungs. Scampering squirrels and leaping lizards
cross your path. Sunlight turns brackish bay water into shiny diamonds
while you contemplate 6-foot tall yellow flowers around a twisting
trail. These are just a few of the things you will experience as you
hike the Back Bay Loop Trail in Newport Beach.
The main entrance to the 10.5-mile trail
is located in the Upper Newport Bay at 2301 University Drive across the
street from the YMCA.
The mostly flat trails include several
small hills for some interval training. Go ahead: Run up those hills!
The Back Bay Loop Trail is a great place to walk and converse with
friends. Also, think about all those calories you're burning - not to
mention the muscles you're building in your legs.
The trail also includes attractions like
the Peter and Mary Muth Interpretive Center, the Newport Aquatic Center
and the new Back Bay Science Center at Shellmaker Island - just to name
We always visit the Peter and Mary Muth
Interpretive Center in the middle of our hike. You can take a very short
hike to it by following the trail to the left, but we like to take the
trail to the right and then loop back around to it. Besides offering a
nice place to go to the bathroom, the center features interactive nature
exhibits and an aquarium. I dare you to lay down in one of the caves
like I did. Go ahead: Be a caveman or a cavewoman. I dare ya!
The Newport Aquatic Center, founded in
1987, offers Olympic water sports like rowing, canoeing, kayaking and
outrigger canoe competition. The NAC is located at 1 Whitecliffs Dr.
You don’t have to be a science nerd like
me to get your thrills at the Back Bay Science Center. The BBSC features
hands-on exhibits and activities where you can learn about the estuarine
ecology of Newport Bay including the marine ecology of the ocean. The
BBSC is huge! Built in 2008, it’s comprised of four buildings that total
about 12,400 square feet. The BBSC is located within a state ecological
reserve in a protected area for fish and wildlife. It includes a
technologically-advanced, water-quality testing laboratory. The address
for the BBSC is 600 Shellmaker Road.
Best of all, there's free parking at the
main entrance, so come join us for a healthy hike now while the flowers
are still in bloom.
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time to spare.
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