Summer is the most loved season all around the world, where many people celebrate the sun peeking out from its hiding place when the clouds clear away. In California, some argue that summer lasts all year long, but there is still nothing to rival the burning heat and unbeatable temperatures that come in the summer months. It is the perfect time to make the most of the natural world of Idyllwild, where the trees glow green under the sun. Though there is an abundance of outdoor activities to be enjoyed, it is also ideal for a weekend getaway in the heart of nature. Make sure you go fishing in the deep, blue waters of Lake Hemet, and stretch out on its shores. Head to Idyllwild Nature Center to follow colorful hiking trails, and see where the desert meets the mountains as you hike through Mount San Jacinto State Park.