Point Montara Lighthouse

Well, it’s time to start thinking about fall or winter outdoor options again, Bay Area Families! I know that sounds crazy, but we just booked a couple of weekends, and it looks like lots of the more popular spots (looking at you, Samuel P. Taylor, or even the lesser-known Portola Redwoods) are already booking up…

Purisima Creek Redwoods

How well do you know the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District? I’m going to guess not as well as you SHOULD. (If you remember from this post, they also have introductory geocaching hikes for families!) We live in the East Bay, so it’s rather a haul to get there, but trails abound! Today’s focus is…

Get Creekside!

My Bay Area families! It’s raining! For the first time in, well, YEARS. This means our creeks are changing, and it’s a perfect time to get outside and find your local creek. In the next few weeks, the creeks will be swelling and shrinking– almost on a daily basis. This is the time to find…

Roy’s Redwoods: Searching for Ewoks

One of my favorite things about living in the Bay Area is that there seems to be an ever expanding selection of Open Spaces, Preserves, Parks, and Land Trusts that continually pop up on our radar. Our latest discovery was San Geronimo Valley’s Roy’s Redwoods, which is oneĀ of the Marin County Park’s Open Space Preserves.…