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Take in the Fresh Air at These Picnic Spots in Northridge

Take in the Fresh Air at These Picnic Spots in Northridge

There’s nothing like a relaxing picnic. You can lie down on a soft patch of grass, crack open a cold drink, and experience the thrill of summer. Luckily, our apartments near CSUN are near plenty of fantastic picnic spots in Northridge where you can unwind and take in the fresh outdoors.

Aliso Canyon Park

Just a 9-minute drive from Aspire, Aliso Canyon is a highly trafficked 5.5-kilometer out-and-back trail. It features beautiful wildflowers and offers paths suitable for hikers of all skill levels. The trail stays open year-round and provides a variety of activities. You can bring your dog along, but they must be kept on a leash. The canyon is lush with trees and shows off stunning panoramic views of the city.


Even in the city, there are places to enjoy tranquility, nature, and water—like the CSUN Pond. Near the orange groves off of Nordhoff and Lindley, this lovely spot provides a welcome respite from the hustle and bustle of day-to-day life. Turtles, ducks, geese, and dragonflies make their home in this large pond. As you picnic, you can read quietly or take in the wildlife around you.

Limekiln Canyon Trail

An 8-minute drive away, Limekiln Canyon Trail is a 6.1-kilometer out-and-back trail in Porter Ranch, CA that features beautiful wildflowers. Hikers of all abilities will love this popular trail. The LA Times writes that it is “an unexpected delight in an unlikely location: a raw, wild, open space amid Northridge's well-kept gated housing development.”

So, when you're craving some sweet, relaxing time in Northridge, pack up your own picnic or grab lunch to-go and head out to one of these great picnic spots. For more information on all that you can enjoy when you live at Aspire, contact us today.

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