About an hour’s drive east of San Diego, Lake Cuyamaca offers completely different scenery. The area is surrounded by pine trees, green mountains, and picturesque towns. The lake offers many adventure opportunities like bird watching, hiking, and fishing. A variety of fish stock the lake, including trout, which is available all year long. You can spend the night camping or at a lake view cabin. A visit to this lake can’t be completed without a stop in Julian for fresh-baked apple pie.