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Secluded Sunday

Sunday funday … how about just Sunday seclusion? Here are three less-known spots across the Bay Area for enjoying a hidden beach, canoeing to a middle-of-the-lake island for a picnic, or climbing to views on a trail less traveled.

Week 05.11.2017
Regions Northern CA

Marshall Mellow

Hike in to secluded Marshall Beach in Point Reyes

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Tucked away in the northern part of Point Reyes National Sea Shore, Marshall Beach is a sandy hidden haven set along the warm waters of Tomales Bay. And you can’t get to it by car! Access to Marshall is by way of a 1-mile hike or kayaking in (see Bonus). In fact, Marshall is the…
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Nevada's Hidden Waterholes

Discovering Nevada's Hidden Water Holes

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One of the most famous festivals in the world happens in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert every September (Burning Man), but what you may not know is that in spring the “playa” is a completely different world, especially this year! Aside from no crowds, epic winter rains have led to a…
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Afternoon on the Island

Paddle to an island in the middle of Loch Lomond lake

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What is it about tiny islands in the middle of lakes? There’s something that just draws you in for further explorations. It’s even more fun when getting there is half the adventure because you have to reach it by canoe or kayak or paddleboat. Embark, and find one of the most…
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Sunol Salutations

Hiking a less-traveled trail in Sunol Regional Park

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Ahh … Sunol in the spring could make John Steinbeck wax poetic about the land of milk and honey. This East Bay Regional Park is a rolling green open space of giant oak trees, wildflowers, hidden canyons, seasonal streams, and winding hiking trails. While most visitors head to…
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