Month: August 2017

Oakland is a Birdwatcher’s Paradise

Oakland is home to the nation’s first government-owned wildlife refuge. Established in 1870, Lake Merritt still exists in downtown Oakland and serves as an important migratory waterfowl rest stop on the Pacific Flyway. Bird lovers can see more than 100 different types of birds at Lake Merritt throughout the year. American white pelicans, Barrow’s goldeneye, […]

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Bike and Hike the Parkway at Redwood National Park

Fresh air, beautiful views and spending time in nature provide nourishment for both body and soul. Few places offer a better backdrop for outdoor activities than Redwood National Park. Just a few hours’ drive from Lake Park, Redwood National Park is the perfect weekend destination for hiking and biking a scenic parkway. Both activities provide […]

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