Pinto Lake: Perfect for a quiet summer day

A lake in Watsonville was not exactly on my list of places-to-see in California. But one day we decided to go strawberry picking and landed up in a farm...

A lake in Watsonville was not exactly on my list of places-to-see in California. But one day we decided to go strawberry picking and landed up in a farm in Watsonville. Once we were done with the farm activity, we had more time on us, so we thought we’d see a little more of Watsonville. Since it was Cinco de Mayo*, we had to skip the drive through downtown Watsonville and go to Pinto Lake instead.

We went, we saw and we really liked the place. The lake was serene and beautiful, there were a few boats on the water and lot of birdlife, both in the water and outside. There were picnic tables, grills, swings and slides. Most of all, Pinto Lake seemed like quite a peaceful place.

Here are some pictures from Pinto Lake. You might want to have a BBQ there this summer.

For more info – http://pintolakepark.com/
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15 Comments on this post.
  • Krishna
    28 June 2012 at 12:44 am

    beautiful place…

    wonderful photos…

    thanks for sharing

    • dNambiar
      29 June 2012 at 12:09 am

      My pleasure, Thank you. 🙂

  • R Niranjan Das
    28 June 2012 at 6:52 am
    • dNambiar
      29 June 2012 at 12:12 am

      Thank you, Niranjan.

  • jaish_vats
    28 June 2012 at 6:52 am

    Looks Peaceful and serene

    • dNambiar
      29 June 2012 at 12:13 am

      It really was a very quiet place. There was something really nice about it. There were people around there, but it still felt very calm, like the water was sucking up all the noise.

  • R.Ramakrishnan
    28 June 2012 at 6:02 pm

    Hi Divya, Lovely and splendid pictures. Looks like you had a great time eating,playing,sailing and bird watching ! Warm Regards Ram

    • dNambiar
      29 June 2012 at 12:16 am

      Thank you Mr. Ramakrishnan. It was nice, easy afternoon. We didn't go sailing though…it was too hot for that. It looked like a great place to do some bird-watching, I must say. 🙂

  • Rahul Bhatia
    29 June 2012 at 4:29 am

    Lovely destination for a picnic and very eye catching pictures, Divya:)

    • dNambiar
      9 July 2012 at 6:22 pm

      It was a quiet and absolutely lovely lake. Thank you.

  • gopinath
    27 July 2012 at 12:06 am

    Lovely place. Visited a similar mcritchie reservoir in singapore. It was very nice. U can read more about it in my blog i wrote after visiting the place. Lovely blog. Like ur simplicity in writing which i have to learn.

    • dNambiar
      27 July 2012 at 8:01 pm

      I went through that post of yours.
      Thank you for your kind words. Keep dropping by 🙂

  • Sneo
    4 August 2012 at 7:53 pm

    looks great. California's a great place to hang out in the sun, esp for me 🙂 who was coming from the east coast winter
    I should try this next time

    • dNambiar
      5 August 2012 at 4:39 am

      California IS such a fun place, right? :).

      This lake, to me looked like a well-kept secret. Looks like only the locals know about it. It was scenic and pretty quiet.

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