Northern California Nature Weekends  by Jeanne L. Clark and Robert W. Garrison

Northern California Nature Weekends Guide Book

by Jeanne L. Clark and Robert W. Garrison (Falcon Guides)
Northern California Nature Weekends  by Jeanne L. Clark and Robert W. Garrison
Every season offers new reasons to get outside and explore-if you know when and where to go. Northern California Nature Weekends provides all the information you need to plan fifty-two great weekend getaways - from excursions for the serious naturalist to casual outings for the whole family. Some experiences are off the beaten track, such as celebrating the acorn harvest with the Miwok Indians, watching for bald eagles at Klamath National Wildlife Refuge, or canoeing through the Cosumnes River Preserve. You'll also find plenty of new twists on familiar California treasures, with opportunities to: Rent a houseboat on Shasta Lake, where more than 360 miles of shoreline await exploration; watch for whales at Bodega Bay with the San Andreas Fault beneath your feet; and sip wine at a Sonoma County villa overlooking legions of geese on a cattail-lined wetland. Let Northern California Nature Weekends help you explore the outdoors any time of year.

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Trails from the "Northern California Nature Weekends" Guide Book
Displaying trails 20 of 52.

Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 52.

Take this rare opportunity to enjoy one of the Central Valley's top birding locations from your vehicle. See grasslands literally flocked with white geese, crowds of ducks, and ribbons of shorebirds. ...
Los Banos, CA - Nature Trips - Trail Length: 130
Watch hundreds of ducks bank, wing to wing, as they land on a quiet pond. Listen to their vibrant calling and chuckling as they feed and preen. Hear their wings churn the wind?and then the sudden sile ...
Willows, CA - Nature Trips
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The fins of leopard and smoothhound sharks cut through the shallow ribbons of water in Elkhorn Slough as shorebirds feed nearby. In the main channel, dozens of sea otters groom and feed while harbor s ...
Monterey, CA - Nature Trips - Trail Length: 5
A short drive from suburban communities, but a century back in time, Sunol Regional Wilderness preserves the historic ranchlands of the East Bay hills, where cattle still graze on the open hillsides a ...
Sunol, CA - Nature Trips
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Thousands of fall-run chinook salmon crowd Battle Creek to spawn in the shallow gravel beds and at the nearby hatchery. In the upper reaches of the watershed, other runs of salmon facing extinction ar ...
Anderson, CA - Nature Trips
Soaring and gliding on powerful wings, thousands of birds of prey pass over the highest point in the Marin Headlands each fall, a spectacular sight in an incredible setting. After you watch their aeri ...
Sausalito, CA - Nature Trips
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An active volcano sleeps on its western shore, mineral springs bubble up from its depths, and migratory birds from other nations seek sanctuary at Clear Lake, where tranquility and a slow pace reign t ...
Kelseyville, CA - Nature Trips - Trail Length:
Escape the congested roadways and hectic cities of the Bay Area for a day of biking, walking, and kayaking on and around Angel Island State Park. A twenty-minute ferry ride transports you to a place w ...
Tiburon, CA - Nature Trips
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Crescent City celebrates the recovery of the Aleutian Canada goose population, which expanded from near-extinction to more than 50,000 strong, at a five-day wildlife festival. The geese arrive in the ...
Crescent City, CA - Nature Trips
Thousands of huge king salmon fight their way up the American River to return to the place of their birth to spawn and die, oblivious to the state's largest wildlife festival celebrating their return. ...
Rancho Cordova, CA - Nature Trips
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Reflect on the natural gifts that enrich our lives in so many ways and contemplate the future year from the summit of Mount Diablo. At 3,849 feet, Mount Diablo may not be the tallest peak, but what it ...
Walnut Creek, CA - Nature Trips
Ride a bicycle, hike the trails, and bring a picnic to enjoy at a scenic park while you experience Sacramento's American River Parkway. The lush green corridor of shady trees hugging the American Rive ...
Sacramento, CA - Nature Trips
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Our nation's symbol is back from the brink of extinction. Lake San Antonio has the largest wintering population of once-endangered bald eagles in central and southern California. Watch from shore, or ...
Lockwood, CA - Nature Trips
A great egret flies, gliding on air currents with his powerful wings. He calls, stretches his neck skyward, and then raises the elegant nuptial plumes on his back. You are there?apart from this courti ...
Stinson Beach, CA - Nature Trips
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From a solitary pup born on the beach in 1975 to well over 2,000 births a year today, the beaches and dunes of A¤o Nuevo State Reserve support the second largest mainland colony of northern elephant s ...
Santa Cruz, CA - Nature Trips - Trail Length: 3
Hike on uncrowded trails, camp in an alpine meadow, and soak in hot mineral water from middle earth?all in Alpine County, the least-populated county in the state. Six thousand feet above sea level, a ...
Markleeville, CA - Nature Trips
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With glittering Lake Tahoe in the distance, follow a boardwalk through a quiet marsh to an underground chamber, where huge windows take you into the world of spawning salmon in October and creek life ...
South Lake Tahoe, CA - Nature Trips
Ride a bicycle or horse, hike, or cross-country ski along the rugged Susan River Canyon on a former railroad line, complete with bridge trestles, tunnels, many favorite swimming holes, and outstanding ...
Susanville, CA - Nature Trips
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With sun and surf, pocket beaches, and trees with fluttering butterflies, Natural Bridges State Beach offers incredible scenery, an education, and a welcome respite from Santa Cruz boardwalk crowds. F ...
Santa Cruz, CA - Nature Trips
Rafts of waterfowl, historic buildings, and guided tours are just a few of the highlights of the San Francisco Bay Flyway Festival. This once-a-year peek into the Navy's first installation on the West ...
Vallejo, CA - Nature Trips
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