Bounded by Mountain View and East Palo Alto, the 1,940-acre Baylands Preserve is the largest tract of undisturbed marshland remaining in the San Francisco Bay. Fifteen miles of multi-use trails provide access to a unique mixture of tidal and fresh water habitats.
Many consider this area to be one of the best bird watching areas on the west coast. The preserve has a substantial resident population of birds as well as being a major migratory stopover on the Pacific Flyway.
Things To Do
Include walking, running or biking on 15-miles of trails, bird watching, wind surfing, and boating (non-motorized such as canoes, kayaks or small, hand-launched boats and sailboards). The City also offers a variety of nature walks and programs on ecology and natural history.
The Lucy Evans Baylands Nature Interpretive Center is completely handicapped accessible. All exhibits and displays have been produced according to Americans with Disabilities Act guidelines. All exhibit text is presented in both English and Spanish.