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Lucy Evans Baylands Nature Interpretive Center

#14 of 38 things to do in Palo Alto Features Animals
2775 Embarcadero Way, Palo Alto, CA 94303-3344
+1 650-329-2506
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Great Walk

Birds, Flowers, Bees -- and a small airport that's busy enough to watch take offs and landings. The... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2017
Mary W
via mobile
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The Baylands is a quiet place to ride your bike , hike or just watch the birds. The Interpretive... read more

Reviewed 14 September 2016
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“duck pond” (3 reviews)
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2775 Embarcadero Way, Palo Alto, CA 94303-3344
+1 650-329-2506
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Reviewed 11 April 2017 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.

Thank Mary W
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.

Thank jrftrav16
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...More

Thank baileygracerose
Reviewed 7 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.

Thank Ken A
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.

Thank Iamalwayslost
Reviewed 11 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.

Thank sueoc76
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...More

Thank mini
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...More

Thank Katie B
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.

3  Thank Wasss
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.

1  Thank bbulkow
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