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“Nice day at baylands”

Palo Alto Baylands Nature Preserve
Ranked #7 of 40 things to do in Palo Alto
Certificate of Excellence
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Palo Alto, California
Level 4 Contributor
10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Nice day at baylands”
Reviewed March 28, 2013

It is so much fun, my kids love it there. NIce place to spend the day with beautiful scenery, volley ball court and of course, gorgeous lake.

Visited April 2012
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Bozeman, Montana
Level 6 Contributor
116 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Great for an afternoon bike ride.”
Reviewed March 21, 2013

Bring your cross or mountain bike and ride the trails from Baylands south and across the bay for as many miles as you wish. Its obvious that this place was not well cared for environmentally in past generations but a lot of work has been done by the communities along the shoreline and the results are spectacular. If you are a birder, there are many species to view and literally thousands of nesting and flocking waterbirds of all sorts may be found. Water and bathrooms are a little sparse on the trail so plan ahead.

Visited March 2013
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Lake Tahoe (California), California
Level 6 Contributor
113 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Bird watchers love this place.”
Reviewed March 14, 2013

There is a very long, long wooden pier that leads you to a look out point over the southern SF bay. You will be haunted by your trip. There is just way too many birds, boats and ornithologist professors! They are a delight to talk with and have a spooky cool knowledge of this wildlife preserve.

Visited February 2013
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Menlo Park, California
Level 5 Contributor
48 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“we go bike riding”
Reviewed February 25, 2013

It's big, nearby, and good trails to go for a short, easy bike ride. Trails are gravel though so not great with a road bike.

Visited September 2012
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Palo Alto, California
Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Peace and quiet”
Reviewed February 19, 2013

Bring a birding book and head to the visitor center, then walk out on the board walk and see how many you can identify! Also has long running/biking trails that are popular, but they can get hot. A nice place to relax away from the bustle of the area.

Visited November 2012
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