Recreation

Getting out into nature is part of the cultural fabric of the San Francisco Bay Area, thanks to the region’s impressive landscapes and rich natural resources. From hiking to birdwatching and painting, the San Francisco Bay and its surrounding hills and beaches offer a myriad of ways to connect with the outdoors and find inspiration in what nature offers.

Latest from Recreation

Bay Area classic film hikes

September 26, 2013 by Jackson Mauze

Film buff? Local history fan? Bay Nature takes a look at the bay's best classic film hikes.

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A highway, a wetland and 250,000 bats

July 25, 2013 by Constance Taylor

The Yolo Causeway is more than just link between here and there. It's the summer residence of a thriving colony of Mexican free-tailed bats.

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New wildlife corridor created at foot of Mount Diablo

July 24, 2013 by Jaquelyn Davis

Roddy Ranch has been spared from development and is on it's way to becoming a new park.

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Brittan Return Walk

July 08, 2013 by Morganrose

This is a test ...

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River otters are here to stay — at the Aquarium of the Bay

July 03, 2013 by Jackson Mauze

Viewing wild river otters can be thrilling, if you find one. Up your chances to 100 percent at a new, permanent exhibit at Aquarium of the Bay.

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Who can resist a California state park when dinner and dancing is involved?

June 24, 2013 by Dhyana Levey

Santa Cruz state parks supporters are using a bit of marketing and PR to attract new park-goers and raise money.

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Sunset hikes to celebrate the summer solstice

June 20, 2013 by Will Fraker

What better way to celebrate the end of the week and the ascent of summer than an evening hike ending ...

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It’s rattlesnake season – beware!

May 22, 2013 by Alison Hawkes

Summer is upon us, and the rattlers are out. Or rather, you are. Which makes you much more vulnerable to running into one.

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Hikes that defy the heights of Devil’s Slide

May 02, 2013 by Christina Vallianos

The recent opening of the twin tunnels through San Pedro Mountain has made Devil’s Slide in San Mateo County more accessible than ever to hikers.

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Getting Outside: Good for All Ages

April 29, 2013 by Beth Slatkin

Inspired by her grandparents’ love of the outdoors, South Bay biotech executive Anne Ferguson founded an organization that helps older ...

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