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Lucy Evans Baylands Nature Interpretive Center

Address: 2775 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto, CA
Phone Number: 650-329-2506
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Ranked #13 of 19 Attractions in Palo Alto
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
Activities: Birdwatching, Viewing wildlife
Owner description: This protected bayland offers a 120-acre salt marsh and the opportunity to observe the plants and...
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
Activities: Birdwatching, Viewing wildlife
Hours:
Tue - Wed 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu - Fri 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Owner description: This protected bayland offers a 120-acre salt marsh and the opportunity to observe the plants and birds of the region.

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Orange, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Great bird watching area, flat, easy walking. Don't forget binoculars and camera. Friendly people, suitable for all ages and ok for wheelchairs.

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Fremont, California
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1,778 reviews 1,778 reviews
1,111 attraction reviews
1,045 helpful votes 1,045 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

This area is by the bay - one of the popular activities in the area is wind surfing. One can also watch the birds in the marsh areas. There are also bike and hiking trails. There are a few (not many) picnic tables). There is lot of parking and it is a good spot to see small planes taking off... More 

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Palo Alto
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60 reviews 60 reviews
32 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Fun to feed the ducks and birdwatch at the Baylands. This is the spot every elementary school child visits on a field trip to study about their local environment. The interpretive center is sweet and the boardwalk over the mudflats has braille plaques to interpret the surroundings.

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Palo Alto, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

The nature center is modest, but the Baylands walks are quite nice. You can walk either south to Shoreline Park or north up to East Palo Alto along the edge of the Bay. It is a very good site for birding.

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Menlo Park, California
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147 reviews 147 reviews
4 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

It's hard to be down on a nice little nature center, but it's just a cookie cutter place with a few maps, some dioramas of the surrounding ecosystem. The trails nearby can be good. Not much in the way of special programs.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2008

The Lucy Evans Nature Interpretive Center is a great place for young kids who love nature and adults who want to learn more about the wildlife and plants in this unique salt water marsh, especially if you want to see some rare animals.There is a rare salt water marsh bird there called the Clapper Rail, but you have to be... More 

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