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Lucy Evans Baylands Nature Interpretive Center

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Address: 2775 Embarcadero Way, Palo Alto, CA 94303-3344
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+1 650-329-2506
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14:00 - 17:00
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Tue - Wed 10:00 - 17:00
Thu - Fri 14:00 - 17:00
Sat - Sun 13:00 - 17:00
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This protected bayland offers a 120-acre salt marsh and the opportunity to...

This protected bayland offers a 120-acre salt marsh and the opportunity to observe the plants and birds of the region.

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Birds, Flowers, Bees -- and a small airport that's busy enough to watch take offs and landings. The trails are flat and not overdeveloped (no asphalt). 1-5 mile walks, clearly... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Birds, Flowers, Bees -- and a small airport that's busy enough to watch take offs and landings. The trails are flat and not overdeveloped (no asphalt). 1-5 mile walks, clearly marked. I love it here and after a while, you see the regulars.

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Thank Mary W
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15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016

The Baylands is a quiet place to ride your bike , hike or just watch the birds. The Interpretive Center has internal and external displays coupled with a long walkway through the marsh.

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Thank jrftrav16
Olympia, Washington
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48 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

I remember the interpretive center as a child - though back then I just referred to it as "the duck pond". This was a school field trip for me and I understand that it is still a field trip destination today. What is so great about this place is that just about every undeveloped stretch of land is being snapped... More 

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Thank baileygracerose
Stockton
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317 reviews
121 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2015

Coots and Snipes and Gulls and Stilts, this is really a great place to see birds and hike and take in the Bay. They are also expanding the trails. Really nice walking spot.

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Thank Ken A
Palo Alto, California
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242 reviews
65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2015

What a wonderful place to visit at dawn and sunset. The light then is gorgeous. There is a large variety of wildlife to see and trails to visit.

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Thank Iamalwayslost
Orange, California
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27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2014

Great bird watching area, flat, easy walking. Don't forget binoculars and camera. Friendly people, suitable for all ages and ok for wheelchairs.

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Thank sueoc76
Fremont, California
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Reviewed 8 August 2014

This area is by the bay - one of the popular activities in the area is wind surfing. One can also watch the birds in the marsh areas. There are also bike and hiking trails. There are a few (not many) picnic tables). There is lot of parking and it is a good spot to see small planes taking off... More 

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Palo Alto
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2014

Fun to feed the ducks and birdwatch at the Baylands. This is the spot every elementary school child visits on a field trip to study about their local environment. The interpretive center is sweet and the boardwalk over the mudflats has braille plaques to interpret the surroundings.

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Thank Katie B
Palo Alto, California
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30 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2013

The nature center is modest, but the Baylands walks are quite nice. You can walk either south to Shoreline Park or north up to East Palo Alto along the edge of the Bay. It is a very good site for birding.

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Menlo Park, California
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169 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2012

It's hard to be down on a nice little nature center, but it's just a cookie cutter place with a few maps, some dioramas of the surrounding ecosystem. The trails nearby can be good. Not much in the way of special programs.

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