Lake Forest residents set to enjoy hiking and surfing events

June 24, 2013 by  

The people of Lake Forest and the surrounding areas are gearing up for a day of fitness fun this week, with a hike which will take place at Ridge Park on Thursday.

This hike will traverse uneven and steep terrain over the 6.5 mile course at the Laguna Coast Wilderness Park in Newport Beach. The cost is a $2 donation per person and parking is free. For more information, call (949) 497-8324.

The Doheny Surf Festival is also set to hit the beach in California this week. Beginning at 9:00am on Saturday morning, visitors to the Doheny State Beach will have the chance to enjoy a range of live music, environmental education and demonstrations from some of the area’s top surfers.

Admission is free to this event, which is being held just 20 minutes from Lake Forest. No doubt organizers will be using flyer printing to promote the festivities at the beach.

Parking for the Surf Festival will cost $15 per vehicle for normal day use, $14 for seniors, $7.50 for those with a disabled placard and $50 for each bus with 25 or more passengers.

Also in Lake Forest, the Orange County Transportation Authority is seeking residents who have used the county’s free 511 system to provide feedback for a focus group. Selected residents will receive $100. The 511 system provides commuter service information, live traffic reports and real-time traffic speeds. Traffic can also be viewed via live traffic cameras.

Anyone who has used the system is eligible to apply. Contact the city of Lake Forest for more information.