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 Stopping Points  
meditation center whose mission
Fun things to do and see in the Ojai Valley
Ojai Ave. Call (805) 646-4348 for informa- tion.
• Meditation Mount. A public
1 • Backcountry Tour. Ojai is a wonderful base camp for a variety of adventures into some of Cal-
ifornia’s most magnificent backcountry. Curious visitors might be surprised by the wealth of natural & cultural features to be found in this vast & mystical region. The self-guided backcountry tour starts in Ojai, rambles north on Highway 33, over Pine Mountain Pass, through Ozena Valley & Cuyama Valley to Cerro Noroeste Road, through the Mount Piños area, & returns on Lockwood Valley Road to Highway 33. Scenic stops, recreation opportunities, side trips & services along this loop are plenti- ful. The whole trip, with Ojai as base camp, is about 180 miles.
• Bart’s Books. A world-famous 2 outdoor bookstore where you
can browse more than 100,000 hardcover & paperback books, with new stock daily. Serving Ojai Valley since 1964. Special search service available. Located at 302 W. Matilija St. (805) 646-3755.
• Twice Sold Tales. Second-hand 3 bookstore next to the Ojai Library,
111 E. Ojai Ave., reselling books
to benefit Friends of the Ojai Library.
Most hardbacks are $2 & paperbacks
are 50¢. The selection of books includes author-signed first-editions, new age, mys- tery, art, music and more. Open every day from noon to 4:45 p.m. (805) 646-4064.
• Camp Comfort. The park is
4 nestled in a valley astride the San
Antonio Creek. RV & tent camping are available plus a country hall accommo- dating up to 340 people & a group barbe- cue area. 11969 N. Creek Rd., Ojai. (805) 654-3951.
• Circle Drive. Highway 150 to
5 Santa Paula; Highway 126 to Ven- tura; Highway 101 to Ojai turnoff; Highway 33 back to Ojai. Mountain, valley
Some of the magnificent stone walls were built by Chinese laborers before the turn of the century.
8 • Krishnamurti Library and Re- treat. The Krishnamurti Library & Krishnamurti Retreat in Ojai
are housed where Krishnamurti lived. The library is at 1070 McAndrew Road, (805) 646-4948. The retreat is at 1130 McAndrew Road, (805) 646-4773.
9 • Krotona Library. A library serv- ing both the public & research scholars. It houses an extensive
collection of books on theosophy, com- parative religion, philosophy, health & healing & other subjects. The library is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., & Saturdays & Sundays from 1 to 5 p.m. Closed Mon- days & holidays. The Krotona Library is at 2 Krotona Hill, (805) 646-2653.
10 • Krotona Quest Bookshop. A unique selection of books on the- osophy, metaphysics, psychology,
health & healing. The bookstore also offer a large selection on spiritual philosophy, modern science & religions of the world. Special orders are available. Open Wednes- days through Saturdays from 11 a.m. to
5 p.m. & Sundays from 1 to 5 p.m. Closed Mondays, Tuesdays & holidays. 47 Krotona Hill. Call (805) 646-0873.
11 • The Ojai Retreat. 160 Besant Road, Meiners Oaks. A 5-acre
educational retreat center with 360-degree views, seven minutes from the center of Ojai. The public is welcome to visit the grounds and the three libraries from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, after checking in with the office. 12 guest rooms, most with views. (805) 646-2536.
• Libbey Park. Features Ojai 12 Music Festival, Ojai Tennis Tour- nament, Mexican Fiesta & other
cultural events. Famed for the Libbey Bowl amphitheater. In downtown Ojai next to the post office.
13 • Los Padres National Forest. The nearly 2 million acres of coastal mountain terrain in the Los Pa-
dres National Forest is home to thousands of plant & animal species. It offers maps, guide books, campfire permits, wilderness permits & National Forest Adventure Pass- es. Ojai Ranger Station is located about one-half mile east of downtown at 1190 E.
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is to promote meditation as an act of service to the world. There are month- ly Full Moon Community Meditations, annual symposiums, daily meditations
& weekly classes. The grounds are at the end of Reeves Road & visitors are welcome Wednesdays through Sundays from 8:30 a.m. to sunset. 10340 Reeves Road. (805) 646-5508.
• M.E.S.A. Naturalists will guide 15 you along eight miles of trails through 200-plus acres of oak
woodlands, streams, chaparral & mead- ows. Available to school & community groups by reservation. Call (805) 646-8712.
• The Ojai Foundation. 9739 16 Ojai-Santa Paula Road, six miles
from the center of Ojai. A 40-acre educational retreat center at the foot of the majestic Los Padres mountains. The public is welcome to visit the lovely gardens or simply walk the land from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays. Weekend programs & educational retreats take place in the fall & spring. Call (805) 646-8343.
• Ojai Valley Museum and Visi- 17 tors Center. 130 W. Ojai Ave. The only museum in Ojai, preserves
& exhibits the art, history & culture of the Ojai Valley with a permanent history gallery & a changing gallery with rotating exhibits Tuesdays through Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; & Sundays, noon to 4 p.m. Tours by appointment. (805) 640-1390. Visitor’s Center can be reached at (805) 640-1390 Ext. 202.
• Ojai Valley Chamber of Com-
18 merce. At 206 N. Signal St. M - F, 9
a.m. to 4 p.m. (805) 646-8126.
• Sarzotti Park. Left on Park Road
19 from Ojai Avenue when heading
east. Playground, ball field, rec-
reation center, barbecue pits & horseshoe pits.
• Tennis. Libbey Park, downtown Ojai. Other locations include Matilija Junior High, 703 El Paseo
Road in Ojai; Nordhoff High, 1/2 mile north of the “Y” intersection of Highway 150 & Highway 33; Ojai Valley Inn, call 646- 5511; Soule Park, off Boardman Road; Ojai Valley Athletic Club (private club), end of Fox Street, call 646-7213.
21 • Lake Casitas. Created by Casitas Dam, with 100 miles of shoreline with boating, camping, picnicking
& fishing. For information about the lake, water park and campgrounds, call (805) 649-2233.
& ocean views.
• Creek Road. Picturesque country
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6 road follows San Antonio Creek. Starts at south end of Montgom-
ery Street in Ojai; ends in Oak View.
• Grand Avenue Loop. Head east
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on Highway 150, bear left on
Reeves Road, go a mile to McAn- drew Road, turn north on Thacher Road, then, to return to Ojai turn right on Grand Avenue. You’ll see country roads lined with orange groves (in bloom in the spring).
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