ArtCarol KinneyIssue27

‘Quilt’ Blocks Brighten the Backcountry

The Julian Backcountry Quilt Trail features painted wooden “quilt” blocks installed on homes and businesses.

ArtCarol KinneyIssue27
‘Quilt’ Blocks Brighten the Backcountry
ShopLeigh EisenIssue27

Sensational Shopping Excursions

Though only a short trek from San Diego, the Backcountry can feel like a different world — and the greater Julian area offers much in the way of shopping experiences. Featured Photo: Kat’s Yarn & Craft Cottage

ShopLeigh EisenIssue27
Sensational Shopping Excursions

Exploring the Backcountry by Foot

The gateway to the Volcan Mountain Wilderness Preserve | With Julian offering so many activities, it may be difficult to decide where to start. Those looking for an adventure that connects them with nature will find the area’s hiking trails to be more than satisfactory.

Exploring the Backcountry by Foot

It's Apple Picking Time!

Fall is the time to pick your own apples and pears from Julian-area orchards. Many orchards are planning to be open for public “U-pick” opportunities this year. Check websites or call ahead to check dates, rules and restrictions or to inquire about reservations and confirm that fruit is still available.

It's Apple Picking Time!
Sip, EatLeigh Eisen

A Beverage Goldmine

Talented beverage-makers abound in the Julian area, offering more wine, beer, hard cider and mead.

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A Beverage Goldmine
Eat, SipLeigh Eisen

Local Wineries Offer Unparalleled Experiences

Julian’s climate and geographic location provide just the right combination of ingredients for wine making, and the perfect scenery for wine drinking.

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Local Wineries Offer Unparalleled Experiences

Eyeing the Night Sky

Of the many pleasures that come from spending time in the backcountry, none quite compare to the opportunity to observe the engaging nightly display available just for the cost of looking skyward.

Eyeing the Night Sky
ShopLeigh Eisen

A Shopping Excursion

Though only a short trek from San Diego, the backcountry can feel like a different world — and the greater Julian area offers much in the way of shopping experiences.

ShopLeigh Eisen
A Shopping Excursion
General, HistoryLeigh Eisen

The Founding of Julian City

Anyone researching the history of Julian and its mines will find a baffling number of conflicting stories. Here are a few straight facts about Julian history...

General, HistoryLeigh Eisen
The Founding of Julian City