Where to Go Whale-watching on the Coast

It's that time of year again. Here are two of our favorite spots to see whales from the San Mateo Coast.

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Where to Find Monarch Butterfly Roosts in the Bay Area

Monarch butterflies will soon be arriving to overwinter in the Golden State. Learn where you can see them in the Bay Area.

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Bike Ride: Go Cruisin’ at Crystal Springs

Looking for a way to get outside on two wheels? This 12-mile ride has something for everyone: a little history, great views and a moderate trail.

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What to Pack for Your Next Hike

It’s prime time for exploring our great outdoors. Before you walk out the door, here are the essentials you’ll want for your adventure.

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Update from Tunitas Creek Beach: Q&A with San Mateo County Parks

To keep you in the loop with our progress at Tunitas Creek Beach, we caught up with San Mateo County Parks to ask them a few questions about this project. Here's our conversation.

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Tick Bite Prevention – How To Not Be Eaten Alive by Ticks

With these easy steps, you can protect yourself against tick bites while visiting our open spaces. Read more!

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NEW Preserve – Go Hike Rancho San Vicente

Rancho San Vicente is now open for all to enjoy as part of Calero County Park. Here's one of our staff member's favorite hikes in this preserve.

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Our Favorite Dog-Friendly Hikes

Learn more about our favorite dog-friendly hiking trails for you to explore with your furry friends!

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How to Kayak Bair Island

There’s a wilderness waiting for you and it’s right in your own backyard. Here's everything you need to know to kayak Bair Island.

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Backpacking Across the Peninsula (part 2)

Read part two of this cross-Peninsula backpacking adventure. We've shared all the information you need to make this trip yourself!

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