La Habra Guadalupe Park Loop to Children’s Museum

CYCLE ORANGE COUNTY, SIGHTSEEING RIDE, LA HABRA GUADALUPE PARK LOOP This short looping route is an ideal family ride. Starting at Guadalupe Park, the first section travels along a green space that the city hopes to expand in the future. From there follow bike signs that take you over to Portola Park where an old railroad station houses the Children’s Museum. This well-appointed park is also home to the Depot Theater and La Habra Tennis Center which has 12 lighted courts, a pro shop and offers lessons for various age groups. Linger to picnic before riding back along quiet residential streets. The Children’s Museum opened in 1977 and is housed in the train depot built in 1923. Inside the museum are seven galleries and a number of hands-on exhibits that offer kids a chance to dress-up, be creative and explore their imaginations. There is also a kid-size carousel, a train caboose and dinosaur topiary to explore. Special exhibits change four times a year making this a great place to return to often. The La Habra Depot Theater, located next door to the museum, is a non-profit organization housed in Orange County Historical Landmark Site #14. This unique venue is run by an all-volunteer staff that produces about a dozen shows a year, many of them kid friendly such as the Wizard of Oz and A Christmas Carol. Check their calendar to find a matinee and ride on over on a Saturday or Sunday. SIDE TRIP The Children’s Museum at La Habra as well as the Depot Theatre are located in Portola Park and are great places to visit during this family ride. FOOD AND DRINK Bring a picnic and snacks and enjoy the park. If you are looking for a pleasant place to eat, stop in at La Fuentes. Located one block off the route, instead of turning left onto First Street continue straight on Euclid Street. The restaurant is a block and a half north, on your left, on the corner of West La Habra Boulevard and Euclid Street. Try the juevos rancheros for breakfast or the chicken tacos for a tasty lunch. ACCESS By bus, there are no buses to the ride’s start, however OCTA bus 37, traveling along Euclid Street makes a stop at Portola Park. By car, take the 91 Freeway to exit 23, Beach Boulevard, northbound. Drive 5.4 miles, before turning right onto Lambert Road. After a mile, turn left onto South Walnut Street, then drive 0.3 mile. Park entrance will be on your left.
Ride type:
Sightseeing
Mountain biking
Road riding
Commuter
Kid friendly
Rail Trail
Difficulty: Easy (Blue)
Ride Duration: <1 hr
Fitness Level: Low
Terrain:
Shared Bike Path - Paved
Shared Bike Path - Dirt
On-Road Bike Lane
On-Road
Off-Road - Fire Trail
Off-Road - Rail Trail
Off-Road - Single Track
Off-Road - Downhill
Estimated Distance (Kms): 3.0
Elevation Gain (metres): 26
Services:
Water
Food
First Aid
Toilets
Bike hire facilities
Carparking
Bike servicing
Accessible by bike
Accessible by car
Accessible by public transport
Accessible by shuttle / uber
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