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Upper Newport Bay Regional Park

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Address: 600 Shellmaker Rd, Newport Beach, CA 92660-8212
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+1 949-640-6746
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Relaxed nature reserve

Nice paths to walk around the bay (only few locations along roads in rural areas). Several paths only for pedestrians or bikers, which gives good nature-feeling. Good information... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed November 22, 2016
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Roosendaal, The Netherlands
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Roosendaal, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2016

Nice paths to walk around the bay (only few locations along roads in rural areas). Several paths only for pedestrians or bikers, which gives good nature-feeling. Good information center (north-side).

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Novo Hamburgo, RS
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2016

there you find kayak, paddle boards and smalls boats for rental and there is a very good bike lane for ciclying or running

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New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016

This is the best place to see wild life, mostly birds int he area. It is great to walk or bike around. I love it at night, when it is very peaceful.

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San Diego, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

The "Back Bay" has gorgeous views and is fun to explore by Kayak or walking it's nature paths. It can be a little bit smelly depending on water flow from the river but a goregous walk

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2016

I was staying at the Marriott Newport Beach Spa and Resort. The park is about 3/4 of a mile from the hotel. There is a road that runs along side the bay. It is paved and there was no traffic. I was there in the morning and it was cool. There were other runners and bikers there as well. The... More 

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Costa Mesa, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2016

Need to get out and commune with nature? Here's the place. Good sized parking lot, well marked trails and the Nature Center too. Very clean and alive with little critters for the kids to be on the look-out for. Gardeners will love the big variety of plants and shrubs. Wear good shoes and bring your own water bottle. You can... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2016

The park is a magical place. You run into people walking dogs, riding bikes, skating, and perhaps just sitting and watching the view. It is a wonderful place that is there for everyone to enjoy. We loved riding our bikes around the whole park and stopping to see the wildlife. We have also enjoyed it on the water in kayaks.... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2016 via mobile

There is a literal warren of dirt trails running through this Back Bay unimproved regional park. There are numerous species of birds on view including hawks and vultures. Some horses and bicycles use the trails, but it is so extensive that there are lots of routes that feel secluded.

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Costa Mesa, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2016

I really enjoy running in this area. Lots of room on the trail and you really feel like you get away from the crazy traffic and cars in the area. Birds galore in this area and you never know what you will see next. Love it when I see the Turkey Vultures.

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2016

We took my five year old there and he had a blast. Lots of things to see and do in the center and beautiful trails to walk around outside. We saw jack rabbits, ground squirrels, and even a kingfisher!

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