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Afternoon Delight

Let there be daylight! Now that afternoon wanders get to go a little longer, here are a few leisurely hikes featuring beaches, birds, benches, and beautiful views. Sleep in this weekend and still have time to enjoy any of these afternoon delights.

Week 03.05.2020
Regions Northern CA

Mellow in the Marsh

Hike Pescadero Marsh Natural Preserve on the San Mateo Coast

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Beach, birds, ice plant popping purple flowers: That’s a hiking slam dunk! Hike about 2 miles at Pescadero Marsh Natural Preserve using their fully reopened and well-signed Sequoia Audubon Trail.
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Solano Salutations

Hike Lynch Canyon Open Space Park in Solano County

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This is for those who like to find their hiking thrills in the hills! Make this destination near Fairfield one of your spring strolling—and birding—sites.
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Marshall's in Town!

Hike in to Marshall Beach in San Francisco

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Everyone has a favorite view of the Golden Gate Bridge. And ours? With respect to all the great options, we’ve got to say it’s from San Francisco’s Marshall’s Beach.
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