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Lucy Evans Baylands Nature Interpretive Center

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Address: 2775 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto, CA
Phone Number: 650-329-2506
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10:00 am - 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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This protected bayland offers a 120-acre salt marsh and the opportunity to...

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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Popular Wind Surfing Area

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 7, 2014
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Stockton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

Coots and Snipes and Gulls and Stilts, this is really a great place to see birds and hike and take in the Bay. They are also expanding the trails. Really nice walking spot.

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Palo Alto, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

What a wonderful place to visit at dawn and sunset. The light then is gorgeous. There is a large variety of wildlife to see and trails to visit.

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Orange, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 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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Thank Katie B
Palo Alto, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 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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Palo Alto, California
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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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