Category: Summer

Labor Day Sand Sculpture Contest at Drake’s Beach

Want to be inspired by other people’s sand sculptures and sand castles?  Better yet, want to give it a try yourself? Every year on the Sunday of Labor Day weekend, the National Park Service hosts at Drake Beach a Sand Sculpture Contest.  It is really fun.  If you want to give it a go, I would…



Kick-off Summer at Point Reyes

Originally posted on PRWeb  The long, lazy days of summer are finally here, and Point Reyes is kicking off a season of outdoor fun and events. Less than an hour from San Francisco, Point Reyes is an ideal destination for nature lovers, families and anyone looking to get out and about this summer. Summer starts…



Memorial Day in Point Reyes: Art and Nature

Start the summer right by heading up to Point Reyes on Memorial Day weekend. Besides the usual outdoors fun, the Point Reyes Open Studios offers great works by local artists.  Check it out…



Mid July at Point Reyes

Wonderful time to be outside; here’s the latest from the National Park Service on Point Reyes: The treasure of the day being turned into Bear Valley Visitor center is shed snake skins, mostly from gopher snakes. Unlike other critters, snakes shed their whole skin in one continuous piece; it helps remove bacteria and parasites. They…



Point Reyes – Fourth of July

The July 4th weekend is a great time to come to the Point Reyes area.  The Point Reyes weather is generally more comfortable than the rest of the Bay Area.  The food in the area is fresh as the local farms are producing their bounty.  And, if you are interested, there are many local events…



Open Studios At Point Reyes: Memorial Day Weekend

Open Studios is here again. Combine a trip to the beach with a visit to one of the many local studios in the area. Some information from the official web site. Point Reyes Open Studios (PROS) invites art lovers from around the Bay Area to tour the studios of nineteen West Marin artists Memorial Day…



Late Summer in Point Reyes

100th Anniversary Party at the Point Reyes Hostel Sunday, August 23, 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Hostelling International’s Point Reyes Hostel hosts a BYO picnic in the heart of Point Reyes National Seashore, celebrating 100 years of the worldwide hostelling movement. Enjoy complimentary Lagunitas beer, organic lemonade, and It’s It ice cream sandwiches, and bring…



Tule Elk Rut and Berry Season

What’s happening in the park in mid-summer 2009. The first rumblings of the tule elk rut or breeding season – harems are being formed around bull elk; the male bugling sounds are being heard out at Tomales Point. The rut begins in early August and continues through the fall. Volunteers staff the trail on weekends…



Scenes from a Point Reyes July 4th

Here are some photos of the Independence Day fun in Point Reyes, Bolinas, Inverness and the surrounding area. The Inverness Fourth of July foot races are for all ages. (Photo by Rob Lawson) The reading of the Declaration of Independence for the Inverness locals. The Point Reyes Farmers Market was lush with local produce (Photo…



Point Reyes Over Labor Day 2008

Point Reyes is a great place to end the summer, whether you are visiting locally or in town for the Slow Food Nation confab in San Francisco.  Besides the trails, beaches, camps and food, here are some things you can also do for Labor Day Weekend: Sand Castle / Sand Sculpture Contest at Drake’s Beach…