East County is an expansive and diverse region comprising more than three-quarters of San Diego County. East County’s magnificent wilderness offers rock climbing, mountain biking, hiking, fishing, and camping. A local favorite is spending an afternoon strolling along Lake Murray or fishing on El Capitan Reservoir. Mission Trails Regional Park is an excellent place to hike. At Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, flower lovers enjoy the blanket of spring wildflower bloom covering the desert floor. The historic mining town of Julian famous for its apple pie and variety of restaurants, antique stores, art galleries, and nature walks is a favorite day trip which makes this region a highly desirable community in which to reside and work.