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Palo Alto Baylands Nature Preserve

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Address: East end of Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto, CA 94306
Phone Number: 209-242-6947
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1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Tue - Wed 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu - Fri 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Take a Walk while your car is serviced at Anderson Honda or Carlsen Audi

I like to take my dogs for a walk at the Baylands while my car is being serviced at Anderson Honda. The auto shop calls me when my car is finished and I walk on back.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Agapanthos
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San Francisco
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San Francisco
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I like to take my dogs for a walk at the Baylands while my car is being serviced at Anderson Honda. The auto shop calls me when my car is finished and I walk on back.

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Thank Agapanthos
Palo Alto, California
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58 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Baylands could have been a great attraction, but Palo Alto did it on the cheap. Just as they let the old port of Palo Alto silt up and covered the old "city dump" with an unattractive landfill and nondecript "art," they have allowed the salt-water marsh and the small nature museum to deteriorate. The saving grace may be that as... More 

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1 Thank LouiePaloAlto
Falmouth
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169 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

If you're a walker and/or a birdwatcher you should give the Baylands a go. There are plenty of pathways and good views.

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1 Thank Charles S
CA
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30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Great place to walk and hike with beautiful views of the bay. Lots of birds to see as well. Very easy to find and park.

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1 Thank caraddad
Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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477 reviews
324 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

This beautiful Nature reserve gives you the opportunity to experience the wilderness closest to Palo Alto . The golden rolling grass fields , the lake and the trails provides the chance to be in the midst of nature while still being in city of the Silicon Valley . Good place for families with kids - there are water birds ,... More 

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2 Thank kamakshi2015
Palo Alto, California
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16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Good interpre3tive center, and the walks that jut out to the baylands allows you to view the fauna and fowl, and natural plants like saw grass, etc.

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Thank Cliff N
Redwood City, California
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28 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

In silicon valley it is rare to find an estuary just off the freeway with the diversity of birdlife you will find here. Bike, Hike or run this scenic area, and don't miss the visitor center. It is adjacent to what was once the Palo Alto Dump.

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Thank Oreogingy
Palo Alto, California
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32 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

depending on the time of the year you may see foxes or flocks of pelicans who take up residency in the summer as well as many other creatures.. artistic types like to go there to paint.

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Thank asbowers
Everett, Washington
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We were excited to go on an easy hike really close to home, but it ended up being a disappointment. It smelled bad, and the boardwalk was closed because it is falling apart.

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Buffalo NY
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179 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Sincerely fresh air and sunshine, myriad birds, and trails easy to walk and so interesting too. This area takes you immediately out of clogged freeways, business and anything to do with the "rat race." We walked about three very comfortable miles enjoying the wetlands, fauna, flora and fresh air. This place is SO worth your time for a personal time... More 

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