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Roadside Attractions

Some of the best scenery this time of year is found just off major thoroughfares where tranquil marshes and wetlands are traced by hiking and biking trails. The bonus: abundant birdlife is peaking right now. Here are three roadside attractions worth flocking to!

Week 02.17.2015
Regions Northern CA

Cog Wild

Cogswell Marsh in Hayward Regional Shoreline

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Cogswell Marsh in the East Bay’s Hayward Regional Shoreline is a place stuck in time. And that’s a huge compliment. Quickly escape the rush of car traffic to find tranquility on a 2.75-mile (round-trip) wander around the park’s marshy seasonal wetland. This serene flat area…
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Vintage VIP

Wine Road 2015 Barrel Tasting

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Backstage passes. VIP entrances. Behind-the-scenes access. So what’s wine country’s version of special treatment? The 37th Annual Barrel Tasting along Sonoma County’s beautiful Wine Road (March 6 – 15)! This isn’t your standard passport-tasting event—this is a ticket to go into…
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When the Levee Breaks

Cullinan Ranch Birdwatching Walk

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If you drive on Highway 37 between Sears Point and Vallejo you’ll notice a dramatic change: there’s water, water, everywhere! On January 6, the levee breached, intentionally, as part of an ongoing restoration project at Cullinan Ranch in the Napa River delta. For the first time…
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Mill About by Foot or Bike

Mill Valley Sausalito Path

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Birds love our fantastic bay, especially in the winter. And so do people! One of the Bay Area’s most popular roadside attractions is Mill Valley’s Bothin Marsh and Bayfront Park. The area makes for easy afternoon walking, biking, bird-watching, and bay-gawking. From Tennessee…
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