Outdoor Adventures

Outdoor Adventures

Tuesday, September 27, 2016 -
9:00am to 4:00pm

Bodega Bay is one of the most popular birding sites in the Bay Area. The tidal mudflats here are habitat for an excellent variety of godwits, smaller sandpipers, plovers and other species. Shorebirds will be the main focus of the day, but we will also enjoy the great...

Saturday, October 1, 2016 -
3:30pm to 8:30pm

Mark your calendars for a unique trip with renowned naturalist Michael Ellis to Sunset Beach. This exceptional location affords a beautiful perspective on the intriguing juxtaposition of land and sea, a sight that encapsulates the spirit of Point Reyes National...

Monday, October 3, 2016 - 9:00am to Tuesday, October 4, 2016 - 3:00pm

This special class on bird migration will take place at the Point Reyes Headlands and other sites in the National Seashore. On the first day, a series of short walks may take us to the Lighthouse, the Chimney Rock area, and Drakes Beach. Depending on weather patterns,...

Saturday, October 22, 2016 -
10:00am to 4:00pm

Learn individualized strategies for improving your performance, confidence, posture, and balance when using poles for hiking & outdoor exercises. "Test drive" different pole models and work on power, endurance, and spine function when going uphill as well as...

Sunday, October 23, 2016 -
9:30am to 2:30pm

The biologically rich waters of Drakes Estero provide a haven for thousands of shorebirds, harbor seals, bat rays, leopard sharks, and other wildlife. While gliding across the smooth waters of the estero, we'll look for signs of the geological and cultural past as we...

Saturday, October 29, 2016 -
9:00am to 5:00pm

Discover San Francisco’s geology and wild seascapes on 3 hikes in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area; from the Presidio to Fort Funston. At the Presidio, we will hike down to Marshall Beach to observe serpentinite bluffs and landslides. At Lands End, hike to...

Sunday, October 30, 2016 -
10:00am to 4:30pm

Do the ghosts of doomed sailors haunt Point Reyes’ treacherous shores? We'll pay our respects at a historic cemetery and travel out to the sites of myriad maritime tragedies, seeking personal connection to long lost ships and those who wait to tell their stories from...

Saturday, November 12, 2016 -
10:00am to 5:30pm

Experience the beauty and wonders of two types of natural caves found on the Point Reyes peninsula. Join us on a challenging 10-mile round trip hike to investigate both upland rock shelters hollowed out by wind and coastal sea caves, arches, tunnels, and tide pools...

Saturday, November 19, 2016 -
7:00pm to 10:00pm

Experience the startling beauty of the Leonid meteor shower by kayak! We'll marvel at wonders both near and far in this nighttime Tomales Bay adventure. This trip is run in partnership with Blue Waters Kayaking. Kayak rental included.

Sunday, November 20, 2016 -
8:30am to 4:00pm

San Francisco Bay, one of the largest and most important estuaries along the Pacific Flyway, is located right in our backyard but remains relatively unvisited. Fall, with its mild weather and calm waters, is a wonderful season to cruise the bay in search of migrating...

Sunday, December 11, 2016 -
11:00am to 6:00pm

Explore the beauty of some of the Seashore’s most scenic yet least visited places. A rare daytime negative low tide allows access to sea caves, beaches, and tide pools that are normally blocked by breaking waves. Scrambling over wave-sculpted rocks, we’ll look for...

Saturday, December 17, 2016 -
10:00am to 3:00pm

Learn about the incredible diversity of birds in the wetlands of Tomales Bay on this unique, one-way kayaking trip. In addition to avian species, participants will learn about the rich habitat that supports them as they paddle through this teeming waterscape. This...