California Highway 41

Avacados,  Canyons, Zoos, and Oranges

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 If you are visiting the Central Coast of California let me recommend a drive down Highway 41.  Maybe I should say up or down hwy 41 because this spectacular little road runs from Paso Robles to Morro Bay.  If you are coming from Paso it will be down towards the coast.  If you are  driving from Morro Bay it will be up.

Regardless of which direction you are heading you will have a great time on this adventure.  You are going to have a chance to visit an avocado farm where you can buy fresh avocados and other fresh fruit.


When my wife and I take the drive up hwy 41 we always stop and buy a few fresh avacados.  The little store is located about 5 miles from Morro Bay and I suggest you stop and take a look.

In addition to the avacados you can stop at the Charles Paddock zoo and visit with the wild animals and take a walk through the park. Just the other day we took a trip up hwy 41 and visited the Charles Paddock Zoon and Atascadero Lake.  Take a look at the pcitures below.

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The Charles Paddock Zoo is a little different than any zoo I have visited because I could get really close to the animals.

I enjoyed my trek around the zoo taking pictures and looking at the animals.  I think it is worth the time to stop and visit the Charles Paddock Zoo in Atascadero, California. For more information and directions to the zoo click on this link Wild Life Zoo Atascadero.

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Atascadero Lake and Park

My wife took some great pictures and the one I like the most is the one below.  The lake had scores of ducks and other wild birds floating around the lake.  This central coast adventure turned out to be extremely interesting and fun. For more information on the lake and park Click Here.


More Information on about this famous highway.

The majority of Highway 41 runs as either two-lane rural highway or four-lane divided highway. The southern end of the freeway intersects SR 1 in Morro Bay. Between Morro Bay and Fresno, the highway intersects U.S. Route 101 in Atascadero, proceeds through the Coastal Range, then intersects Interstate 5 to the south of Kettleman City, and SR 198 just outside of the city of Lemoore. In Fresno, the route intersects SR 99 near Jensen Avenue, continues north into the city, then intersects SR 180 at a section of the latter route that links SR 41 to both SR 99 to the west, and to SR 168 to the east. North of Fresno, the route crosses the San Joaquin River, and enters Madera County near Children's Hospital of Central California. 8.5 miles (13.7 km) further north, Route 41 intersects with SR 145, before entering California's Sierra-Nevada mountain range. Route 41 continues through the towns of Coarsegold and Oakhurst, where it intersects with SR 49. Route 41 ends in Yosemite National Park to the north. For More information about all the adventures on Highway 41 Click Here.  

More Pictures of the Park and the Wild Life Zoo in this video.


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