Bay Area Outdoors Trips for Thanksgiving Week


With a vacation week, ample sunshine within the forecast, and a unbroken viral pandemic that thrives on indoor air, it’s the proper time to get exterior and discover the Bay Area. From the Bay Nature archives, listed here are some solutions for parks to attempt with your loved ones, pals, or by yourself this week:

Redwood Parks That Aren’t Muir Woods

Those “Muir Woods Parking Full” indicators might be flashing by daybreak on Friday. Instead, attempt certainly one of these less-heralded however nonetheless superb Bay Area redwood parks.

Accessible East Bay Parks

Make certain the whole household can benefit from the outside and discover one of many accessible parks within the East Bay Regional Park District, from Delta birding to the sandstone outcroppings of Castle Rock. 

Helen Putnam Regional Park in Petaluma

It’s a season of excessive exercise within the oak woodlands, as acorns drop and woodpeckers put together for winter. See all of it on the winding trails by means of Helen Putnam, simply exterior of Petaluma.

Ancient Oaks on the Peninsula

Escape the crowds and the sunshine by diving into the shade of  moss-covered, 300-year-old oak timber at Russian Ridge. The path wends by means of flowering meadows and affords spectacular ocean vistas. 

San Francisco’s Crosstown Trail

No want to fret about throngs of individuals if you’re mountain climbing within the metropolis. Explore San Francisco’s seemingly limitless scenic twists, turns, and staircases by taking up a part of the 17-mile Crosstown Trail. 

Rancho Corral de Tierra within the Golden Gate National Recreation Area

Burn off the energy from a giant meal by mountain climbing up into distant Rancho Corral de Tierra, the place uncommon flowers bloom and you may take within the expansive ocean views from excessive above the coast.

Tolay Lake Regional Park

In the Alaguali custom, this lake was a spot of therapeutic. As the seasonal freshwater lake waits for extra rain, you may go to the biggest Sonoma County Regional Park this season to search out house and time for reflection.