Welcome Back Monarchs Day!
Natural Bridges State Park
11:00am to 4:00pm
Join us for this joyful, monarch-filled day and welcome the monarchs back to this park, their over-wintering habitat. Participate in numerous activities including arts & crafts, active games for kids, music by the 5M’s (the mostly mediocre musical monarch mariposas), hand-cranked ‘monarch’ ice cream (pumpkin), information and action booths as well as more about monarch butterflies and how-to’s for a butterfly garden. //READ MORE
Wilder Ranch Living History Demonstrations and Ranch Tours
Parks and Beaches, Wilder Ranch State Park
Weekends from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. tours of the ranch houses at 1 p.m.
Visit an early day dairy ranch and step back in time to the late 1800s at Wilder Ranch State Park. Weekends at 1 p.m., join the 1-hour tour of the 1897 Victorian home, 1896 water-powered machine shop and other historic buildings. //READ MORE
Discover Big Basin Redwoods
Big Basin Redwoods State Park
Explore some of the park’s less travelled backcountry with docent naturalist Barry Grimm. This hike will be individually tailored to your group–so distance can vary from 2 to 8 miles, depending on your needs. The pace is always moderate–with occasional short stops to discover the park’s unique animals, plants and other natural features. //READ MORE
Redwood Grove Loop Walk
Big Basin Redwoods State Park, Parks and Beaches
11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
How do these grand redwoods grow to be so old? So tall? How are they important to humans? Join us for this fun and informative guided half-mile stroll through a magnificent old-growth redwood forest. //READ MORE