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What to do in Carlsbad - Outdoor Activities

Over the years, Carlsbad has maintained its vast, beautiful outdoor spaces so that they may be enjoyed by bikers, kayakers, fishers, bird-watchers and other guests. Home to an extensive trail system that ranges from leisurely to strenuous, you’ll find open hills, covered paths, expansive beaches and quiet lagoons that welcome you to savor the mild, ocean air.

Hiking in Carlsbad - Hidden Valley Legoland Trails

Located north of Legoland and across from The Crossings at Carlsbad golf course, this set of paths runs from The Crossings Drive to Legoland Drive and then on to Armada Drive where the annual springtime blooming of The Flower Fields offer one of the most memorable views of Carlsbad.

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Carlsbad Attractions - Agua Hedionda Lagoon & Discovery Center

Agua Hedionda Lagoon is a saltwater wetland and watershed and offers year-round recreational and commercial use.  The lagoon includes mud flats, salt and freshwater marsh, and deep water and is actually comprised of three lagoons:  a 66-acre outer lagoon, a 27-acre middle lagoon and 293-acre inner lagoon.

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Things to do in Carlsbad - Buena Vista Lagoon

This Lagoon is the only freshwater lagoon in CA. & its 350 acres is home to dozens of varieties of migrant & resident waterfowl.

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Hiking in Carlsbad - Hidden Canyon Trail

This short trails connects the dog park with Hidden Canyon Community Park, which features two playgrounds, several picnic areas and large expanses of lawn.

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Hiking in Carlsbad - Aviara Trails

The Aviara trails consist of the Golf View Trail, Black Sage Trail, Salt Marsh Trail, Eucalyptus Trail and the Lagoon Trail.

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