Marin Blog

Outdoor Adventures Collection

This is a special selection of blog posts that share a single topic of outdoor activities in Marin County.
Whether craving a day of adventure by hiking, biking, paddling or hoping to keep things simple on the farm, here are some interesting blog ideas for ways to explore Marin.

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5 Outdoor Activities in Marin After Dark

By John Egan

 

In Marin County, nighttime and sunrise can be just the right time to explore the outdoors, thanks to the area’s mild—but a bit nippy—after-dark weather. And as luck would have it, a number of...[Read More]

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Marin’s Top Waterfall Hikes

The rainy season has finally hit Marin and the county’s highest peak—Mount Tamalpais—recorded a whopping 43 inches of precipitation from the first big storm of the season. For nature-lovers, the big rainfall means great waterfall...[Read More]

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Marin County’s Best Hiking Tours Await

By Whitney Butler

 

From atop Mount Tamalpais, gray whales can be seen in migratory patterns, as seal pups learn to swim where the sand meets the surf. In the grasslands near the ridgeline, tule elk graze...[Read More]

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LGBT Traveler's Guide to Marin County

By Joe Kukura

 

San Francisco may be known as the world’s gay mecca, but there’s a well-kept LGBTQ travel secret on the “sunny side of the Golden Gate Bridge.” Marin County is sort of the backyard...[Read More]

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A Camping Guide to Marin County

By Megan Eileen McDonough

 

When it comes to campsites, Marin County has you covered (literally). Home to towering redwood trees, quaint beaches dotting the coast and exotic wildlife that goes for miles, there's a trail...[Read More]

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Best Road trips in Marin County

By Megan Eileen McDonough

 

The open road awaits. If you’ve never taken a road trip, now’s your chance. With cascading views of the San Francisco Bay, fauna in every color of the rainbow and rare...[Read More]

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Hiking Mt Tam

Top of Tam: Marin's Verna Dunshee Trail 

I'm high atop Mount Tamalpais on the Verna Dunshee memorial trail and the Bay Area spreads out below me in miniature. It's a magical view:  lush ridges, hills and...[Read More]

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5 Off-the-Beaten-Path Hikes in Marin

By John Egan

 

Want to get outdoors but avoid the crowds? Marin County, just one famous bridge away from San Francisco, offers a wealth of breathtaking hiking trails and vistas. From rugged peaks to dazzling waterfalls...[Read More]

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5 Best Forest Bathing Spots in Marin

By Joe Kukura

 

Turns out that nature may be the best medicine, according to a wellness trend that’s sweeping the United States. It’s called forest bathing, and it’s not really new. In Japan, the treatment, called...[Read More]