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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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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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Good afternoon outing

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 9, 2015
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Palo Alto, California
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Palo Alto, California
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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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Redwood City, California
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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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Palo Alto, California
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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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Everett, Washington
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4 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 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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Palo Alto, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

I love that this place is so close by, with free parking, and is great for walking/running. I highly recommend it for doing a "walking meeting" with another friend.

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Austin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Nice, mostly flat trails on the bay. There are several trail options of various lengths to choose from. Lots of bird watching opportunities on the hike.

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The Woodlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

This was a beautiful area that did not disappoint from a birding and trail system perspective but the proximity to the airport and landfill made for a very noisy time in this otherwise peaceful setting. Be sure to arrive early to maximize the number of birds. Unfortunately the nature center was closed so I was unable to gain more knowledge... More 

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Redwood City, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Palo Alto Baylands is one of my favorite places for a walk year round. The trails are either packed earth or gravel, so you may get your shoes muddy in the rainy season. Dogs on leash are welcome, as are bicyclists. Pick up (or print) a trail map before you go. Bird watching is great all year long, and you... More 

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richmond va.
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

ok for a walk but not great. near airport and really not much to see on our visit. During the right times of year may be good for birding, Parking is convenient and free.

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Additional Information about Palo Alto Baylands Nature Preserve

Address: East end of Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto, CA 94306
Phone Number: 209-242-6947
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
Open Hours:
Sunday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Saturday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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