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.

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Point Molate Beach Park Opens After Long Closure

October 14, 2013 by Sean Greene

Point Molate Beach Park reopened at sunrise Monday morning after being closed for more than a decade due to budget woes.

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Pumpkins, Pies and Produce: Harvest Festivals in the Bay Area

October 10, 2013 by Alessandra Bergamin

As the fog lifts and clear days fill the week, it is a sure sign that fall in the Bay Area is upon us. And what better way to celebrate than by attending one of the many harvest festivals in the Bay Area. Here's Bay Nature's festival round-up to get you started.

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On the Trail: By Land and By Sea in the California Coastal National Monument

October 07, 2013 by Meade Fischer

The link between dry land and deep water may soon be better recognized thanks to twin efforts to link together 3,300 acres of spectacular public shoreline and to make that land part of the California Coastal National Monument, a sprawling protected area almost no one’s ever heard of.

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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

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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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