Summer is just around the corner, and when you live in one of our Northern California communities, you will find several ways to embrace the season! Continue reading to see what adventures await near Monterey Bay, Mountain House, and Brentwood.

Catch Some Waves at the Dunes and The Enclave

 There are many ways to celebrate summer, but one of the best is heading to the coast. When you live at The Dunes or The Enclave, both on the Monterey Peninsula, you are close to several beautiful beaches, including Fort Ord Dunes State Beach, Marina State Beach, Lover’s Point, and many other amazing beaches in the area. The Monterey coastline offers miles of stunning trails for walking, jogging, and biking. Dunes homeowners can easily hop on the one-mile bike trail to connect to the network of coastal trails for a family bike ride!  
The Monterey Bay Aquarium is also a great place to spend an afternoon. You can get to know the local marine life and explore the fascinating exhibits featuring sea otters, jellyfish, sharks, and more! The aquarium’s newest exhibit, Into the Deep: Exploring Our Undiscovered Ocean, allows visitors to see the largest collection of deep-sea animals in North America.
If you love cars, you may know that Monterey Car Week is the ultimate destination for car enthusiasts who appreciate anything from vintage classics to modern supercars. Events for this year’s Car Week will be held throughout the Monterey Peninsula from August 11th - 20th. On August 18th, The Enclave’s neighbor, Bayonet Golf Course, will host the Concorso Italiano, a luxury and exotic Italian car show.

Monterey Aquarium Jellyfish

Adventures Near Langston and Bergamo in Mountain House
Staying active can be easy when you call one of our Mountain House neighborhoods home. With several local hikes available, there are plenty of opportunities to get outside. Creek Trail is a beginner-friendly route near Langston and Bergamo. If you’re looking for something more challenging, drive a little further to Brushy Peak Regional Preserve in Livermore, where you’ll find a wide range of trails that wind through grasslands and the foothills of the Diablo Range.
Homeowners at Langston and Bergamo will also appreciate being close to Mountain House’s Central Community Park, which is home to ball fields, tennis courts, basketball courts, a splash pad, bocce ball, barbecues, playgrounds, and more! This is the largest park in Mountain House and is home to many fun community events during summer, including the “Music in the Park” concert series on the third Saturday of the month from May through September, the Kite Festival on June 6th, and the Independence Day Celebration on July 4th.

Mountain House Park Water feature

Staying Cool at Orchard Trails
Orchard Trails in Brentwood offers residents easy access to several parks to spend their summer days. Veterans Park has many attractive features, such as a skate park, playground, and several picnic areas, where you can enjoy a potluck with friends and family. Summer is also the ideal season to head down to Blue Goose Park and cool off by running through the water play feature with your kids.
When you live at Orchard Trails, you won’t want to miss out on the Brentwood Farmers Market, which is open every Saturday from 7:30 AM to 12:00 PM during the summer season. You’ll find fresh seasonal produce, perfect for delectable summer dishes, and of course, many delicious foods and drinks from local vendors.
Did you know that there are over 20 U-Pick farms in Brentwood? Brentwood is known for these farms that offer visitors the unique experience of picking farm-fresh cherries, strawberries, peaches, nectarines, and more. Cherry season is one of the year's most highly anticipated U-Pick harvests and the best time for cherry picking typically starts in May and extends through mid-June. We recommend checking the websites or social media channels of the farms you want to visit for hours and availability!

two women cherry picking in farm

Wherever you are in Northern California,  you are sure to find summer fun near one of our Communities. Visit our website to explore our neighborhoods and contact a Community Representative to learn more.


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