Antonelli Pond

A path branches off from the main trail, opening up to a sweet view of Antonelli Pond on the Santa Cruz Westside.

Floatable, fishable, walkable, dog-friendly Westside fun.

Loch Lomond: Five Reasons to Go Now

Paddleboats are available at Loch Lomond for $5 an hour (two-hour minimum). Hilltromper photo.

It's the perfect time to acquaint yourself with this gem.

Some Upgrades for Loch Lomond (But Nothing Crazy)

Add kayaks and canoes to this pretty picture. Photo by Hilltromper.

Goldilocks-like, the Santa Cruz City Council has adopted the middle of three approaches to bringing back the lonely reservoir, eschewing both big-ticket items and do-nothingism.

Loch Lomond Gets A Makeover

Your rental kayak here. Photo by Hilltromper.

Imagine a redwood-ringed lake in Santa Cruz County with a zipline, kayaks and canoes for rent, yurts for camping, backpacking sites, an amphitheater and a wedding facility. It could happen.

Loch Lomond

Kayakers set out from the dock on Loch Lomond in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Photo by Hilltromper.

Fishing and boating among the redwoods.