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Audubon Canyon Ranch

Audubon Canyon Ranch Review

A 1,000-acre wildlife sanctuary along the Bolinas Lagoon, the ranch gets the most traffic during late spring, when great blue herons and egrets nest in the evergreens covering the hillside. It's spectacular to see these large birds in white and gray, dotting the tops of the trees. Quiet trails through the rest of the preserve offer tremendous vistas of the Bolinas Lagoon and Stinson Beach—and fabulous birding. Access to these areas is available only on guided nature walks, well worth it if you can get a space. A small museum, open all year, surveys the region's geology and natural history.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 4900 Shoreline Hwy. 1, between Stinson Beach and Bolinas Stinson Beach, CA 94970 | Map It
  • Phone: 415/868–9244
  • Cost: $15
  • Hours: Guided walks mid-Mar.–mid-July, weekends and holidays 10–4, no reservations; Tues.–Fri. by reservation only
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  • Location: Stinson Beach
Updated: 05-06-2013

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