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Bay Nature magazineApril-June 2017

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.

A Mountaintop with Panoramic Bay Area Views, Closed to the Public for 59 Years, Opens This Fall

March 28, 2017 by Elizabeth Devitt

At the "resting place of the hummingbirds," a panoramic view of the Bay Area that few from the general public have ever seen.

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Franklin Point Offers A Unique Look at the San Mateo Coast

January 01, 2017 by Nate Seltenrich

The California Coastal Trail runs west of Highway 1 along this scenic stretch of the San Mateo coast.

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Brain + Nature = Healthy

January 01, 2017 by Alison Hawkes

Outdoors-lovers have long known that nature makes us feel good. Now scientists peering into the brain are starting to explain why.

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How To Go Tidepooling, a Guide for the Amateur

January 01, 2017 by Eric Simons

How to go tidepooling and find things.

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A Fishing Expedition: On the Hunt for Anglers and Childhood Memories in the East Bay

October 25, 2016 by De Tran

A writer goes looking for fish, stories, and memories in the East Bay parks.

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New East Bay Ecological Reserve Welcomes Hikers, Bikers, Birders, and Boaters

October 14, 2016 by Robin Meadows

Eden Landing's 6,400 acres of salt ponds are being restored to marsh and shorebird habitat, and now welcome human visitors.

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Ranch Recreation: Camping Out on Working Lands in Western Sonoma

July 22, 2016 by Sabine Bergmann

In the "middle space" between protected and unprotected, a reporter finds a perfect place to camp.

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Whale Resources

July 01, 2016 by Bay Nature Staff

Whale Watching: The Oceanic Society has offered naturalist-led whale-watching excursions in the San Francisco Bay Area since 1972. Excursions leave ...

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Campsites Opening on Private Lands in the Bay Area

April 29, 2016 by Eric Simons

Hipcamp, a company founded in 2013 to improve the reservation process for public parks nationwide, is now facilitating camping on private land.

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San Francisco Joins the Water Trail

February 01, 2016 by Melanie Hess

Islais Creek Park is the first official San Francisco site on the San Francisco Bay Area Water Trail.

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