Alameda Creek Regional Trail/Coyote Hills
This network of over 18 miles of Bay Trail along Alameda Creek and at Coyote Hills Regional Park provides ample opportunities to explore the scenic hills and shoreline in this area. Covered with wetlands and visited by many migrating birds, you get a sense of how truly wild the Bay can be.
Hayward Regional Shoreline
This 1,811-acre shoreline park is a haven for over 200 bird species including egrets, herons, shorebirds, and other water fowl. Bring your binoculars and scopes out on the trail and enjoy the birds in these valuable wetlands during migration season.
Hayward Shoreline Interpretive Center
The Hayward Shoreline Interpretive Center provides an introduction to the ecology of the San Francisco Bay Estuary. It features exhibits, programs, and activities designed to inspire a sense of appreciation, respect, and stewardship for the bay, its inhabitants, and the services they provide.
McNears Beach County Park, San Rafael
Set in a beautiful sheltered cove with mature landscaping, the narrow, bayside beach offers a fun, safe place for general beach recreation and easy carry-in boat access for kayaks and canoes. McNears is a designated “trailhead” on the San Francisco Bay Area Water Trail.