Palm Springs, CA
Located only a short thirty minute drive east of Cherry Valley Lakes Resort is the ultimate desert playground for outdoor adventure, arts and culture, gaming and entertainment. Palm Springs California is “Fun in the Sun” year-round.
Nestled at the base of the majestic San Jacinto Mountains, the city of Palm Springs is the ancestral home of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians. The village atmosphere has been preserved and embellished over the years. The streets, lined with palm trees, invite you to explore boutique shops, art galleries and museums, while soaking up the sunshine or dining outdoors among stunning desert scenery.
Palm Springs has since been sprinkled with Hollywood stardust, where the holiday homes of stars such as Frank Sinatra, Bob Hope, and Lucille Ball paved the way for the visionary efforts of former Mayor Sonny Bono to occur; namely, the Palm Springs International Film Festival. If that isn’t enough, Palm Springs is becoming the center of “Desert Modernism,” with stellar examples of mid-century modern architecture tucked throughout the community and available to enjoy.
Palm Springs offers a wealth of activities and events throughout the year. Soar to the top of Mount San Jacinto on the world famous Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, play a round of golf at Tahquitz Creek Golf Resort, or hike the ancient palm groves of the Indian Canyons. Tour celebrity and mid-century homes, attend fabulous theatre performances, or wind down with a poolside massage. In the evening, stroll the year-round Villagefest, then relax with a swim under the stars.
Hadley Fruit Orchards
Hadley Fruit Orchards was founded by Paul and Peggy Hadley in 1931 in Banning, California. Their neighbors were the Morongo Band of Mission Indians who inhabited the Palm Springs area. According to members of the Morongo tribe, Paul Hadley often provided tribal members with fruits and dates, fostering a rapport with Hadley Fruit Orchards that remains to this day.
Hadley Fruit Orchards is a wonderful place to stop for top quality dates, dried fruits, nuts and gifts. This roadside California attraction is a landmark that has seen millions of visitors. Built in 1951 after a Palm Springs area fire burned down the original location, Hadley’s is known worldwide for their commitment to their customers.
Hadley Fruit Orchard has increased its product line, offering butters, jams, their famous trail mix, cereals, candies, baked goods, vitamins, and their own selection of wine from organically grown grapes. Now a multi-million dollar retail and catalog outlet, it’s a great place to visit to experience where it all started.
Cabazon Outlet MalL
Shopping anyone? Located in nearby Cabazon, California, the Cabazon Outlet Mall features over 100 quality stores and some of the finest names in shopping; Crate & Barrel, Oakley, Greg Norman, Reebok, Puma, Starbucks and more. Bargain shoppers can find steals and deals as well as unique shopping ideas and gifts from Le Creuset, Sunglass Outlet, and David Brooks. So, shop till you drop at the Cabazon Outlets and then take advantage of all the great amenities that Cherry Valley Lakes Resort has to offer!
Palm Springs Golf Courses
The greater Palm Springs area is considered the heart of golf in the United States, if not the world. There is a golf course or country club for every type of player from par 3 municipal courses to some of the world’s finest championship golf links. Palm Springs Golf Courses boast a dramatic desert setting, breathtaking mountain views and near-perfect weather. Palm Springs has rain only 15 to 20 days per year, leaving you with plenty of opportunity to enjoy the community’s beautiful sunshine and bright blue skies. Palm Springs also offers an unparalleled variety of outstanding golf and resort options, making it one of the most popular destinations in the United States for golf vacationers.
Lake Perris, CA
The day use areas of Lake Perris offer almost 300 picnic sites with tables and grilling features. Many of the tables are sheltered from the heat of the summer with shade ramadas, and almost all have a beautiful view of the lake. The most popular areas are near our two swim areas at Moreno and Perris Beach. Both beaches have large grass areas (no longer watered) adjacent to the sand for playing games, sunbathing, and having family picnics.
Lake Perris has two designated swim areas: Moreno Beach that is accessed through lots 8,9,10 and Perris Beach that is accessed through lots 1 through 4. Lifeguards are on duty in those areas daily during the summer and on weekends in spring and fall. There are changing rooms, showers and restrooms located behind towers 2 and 4. There are picnic areas that are also near the beach.
There is a nine-mile hiking and bicycling trail around the lake. It is paved except for a short stretch at the south end of the dam. A hiking trail leads to the scenic overlook at Terri Peak. Interpretive panels near the campfire center tell the story of the area before Lake Perris was built. A horse trail circles the lake and goes on into the underdeveloped part of the recreation areas. Springtime riders find themselves in the midst of a colorful sea of wildflowers.
There is a day use horse camp area near the overnight horse campground. There is also extra equestrian day use available in the “Hunter’s Parking Lot” area near the Group Campground with water available.
Big Rock is a popular Southern California climbing spot located within Lake Perris State Recreation Area in Riverside County. Big Rock is just that, a giant granite rock approximately 180 feet high. It hosts 34 recognized routes that range from a modest 4th class to a 5.10d with one A3 route. Although most routes are single pitch, or suitable for top rope, we have a couple of multi-pitch that take you to the upper level of the rock and several of the more challenging routes. It’s popular with mostly beginning and intermediate climbers, but provides some aggressive opportunities for that more advanced climber looking for a quick urban workout.