I wrote about Quarry Lakes Park in Fremont before (Hike around a quarry). A nice park where you can walk around the quarry lakes. But there is more than just bird watching, boating and fishing. A friend told me you can pick your own lemons there. It gets more sophisticated than that, you can sample the fruit from over 100 different rare fruit trees!
The Rare Fruit Grove is located at the north east side of the lake in the peninsula, reaching into Horseshoe Lake. You can pick up a brochure of the various fruits that can be found right by the entrance. Please only sample, so others can enjoy this, too. The orchard brochure lists all the names, descriptions, when to harvest, and how to use it.
There are also several other scavenger hunts you can do:
- Palms and Cycads
- Subtropical Plants
- California Natives
- Oak Trees
- Conifer Trees
Either read in the QR code which opens up Google maps, find it by GPS coordinates, or check out the paper map and go hunting. It’s a fun way to learn about trees and plants.
Quarry Lakes parking is $5.
Have you tried some of the citrus or other fruits at the rare fruit grove?