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Address: Hwy 33 north of nordhoff high school, Ojai, CA
Phone Number: 805-649-6852
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A special natural meadow in Ojai

When staying in Ojai we walk there frequently, doing a half-circuit of the vast field off Highway 33. The Preserve staff and volunteers have restored this former wasteland with... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Summerland, BC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

When staying in Ojai we walk there frequently, doing a half-circuit of the vast field off Highway 33. The Preserve staff and volunteers have restored this former wasteland with California native grasses, shrubs, and wildflowers. They also restored a natural drainage area so that it's a natural wetland again with seasonally varying depths -- including dry at times. When there's... More 

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San Francisco, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Can someone please provide some directions that make sense to get here? If you don't know the area, this place feels impossible to find. My hubby is actually very good about getting around in new places, but 2 attempts to find this failed and our daughter was super bummed. We had to leave without visiting, but I'm sure it's great!

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Ojai, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Since the first efforts to bring this preserve back to being a wetland that welcomes people and wildlife began, there has been an amazing transformation. On field trips, my elementary students were given the opportunity to explore, observe, and plant native trees and bushes to the environment. A once arid field is now inviting water foul along with beautiful blue... More 

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Sonoma County, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

This flat meadow appears dull from the outside, yet it has a wealth of birds and critters. Stand with your binoculars in a section and the birds will show up. Coming from a different part of the country, we enjoyed the nesting Hooded Orioles, a California Thrasher, and Western Bluebirds among many others. Scare up a cottontail. This deceptive spot... More 

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Ojai, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Sometimes a lake forms for several months attracting water fowl. Usually there are many flowers in bloom. Only indigenous plants and trees grow here. It is a magic place to walk or sit on a bench to view the "Pink Moment," the famous Ojai mountain sunset that turns bright pink usually more spectacular in the autumn.

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Ventura, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

This is a flat, easy trail to take your kids and your dog. There's a nice little pond with interesting wild life to see. I recommend this for people who are more interested in stroll or easy walk. Serious hikers will want something more challenging.

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Ojai, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

This is a beautiful property of the Ojai Valley Land Conservancy. Great place to walk you leashed dog. Quiet place with views of the mountains of Ojai. In Spring, there is water and birds to watch. An easy walk, fairly level ground.

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Ojai
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

A great place for a casual walk with a love one, your pet, a friend or alone. Just follow the trails and take in all the beauty nature has to offer.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Frist enjoyed this walk two years ago with a guide. This year, with drought and many improvements in environment (hospitality to species), it was a totally different experience. Instructive regarding the sensitivity of nature to intrusion and/or nurture by people.

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Ojai, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

For some very easy walking and nature-watching right on the valley floor, the OMP is a gem. The Ojai Valley Land Conservancy is gradually restoring this preserve to all native habitat and vegetation. That process will take years but this property is lovely now with easy car access right on Highway 33 just north of the high school.

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