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UC Davis Arboretum Davis, CA 14.6 mi away
#1 of 5 Nature & Parks in Davis
Wonderful place to visit for the nature enthusiast Added bonus of visiting family and students At UC Davis Their annual days are a really amazing
Easy to park and enjoy this free treasure in the heart of the University of Davis campus.
Santa Ynez Valley Santa Ynez, CA
#1 of 3 Nature & Parks in Santa Ynez
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William Land Park Sacramento, CA 3.0 mi away
#1 of 21 Nature & Parks in Sacramento
If you have driven past William Land Park with it's great running path, zoo, Fairy Tale Town, golf course, play grounds, picnic areas, and Funderland, you may have missed the incredible Rock Garden.
Whether you want to mediate near one of the ponds, enjoy a rock garden of native plants, golf, bring the kids to the zoo, fairytale town, small amusement park, ponies rides, host a family or church picnic, or loun...
Capitol Park Sacramento, CA 0.2 mi away
#2 of 21 Nature & Parks in Sacramento
The Park includes a rose garden, a Vietnam War memorial, Valencia Orange trees and groves of historic trees specifically planted to highlight the diversity of our California ecosystem...if you are lucky, you will...
After your tour of Capitol Park, you can simply walk down Capitol Mall, cross the river, and you're in Old Sacramento, a fun tourist area with shops, restaurants, a hotel and restaurant on a riverboat, and the fab...
American River Bicycle Trail Sacramento, CA 1.5 mi away
#3 of 21 Nature & Parks in Sacramento
There is always wildlife to be seen, from coyotes to red-tailed hawks to deer to rabbits to herons, to salmon, etc. Nature provides constant surprises, whether you're biking or walking.
From Folsom Lake in the east to Discovery Park north of downtown, Sacramento is blessed with 30 miles of paved bike trails, accompanied by connecting running, mountain bike and horse trails along the American River.
Fairytale Town Sacramento, CA 2.9 mi away
#4 of 21 Nature & Parks in Sacramento
The slides, nature, and climbing structures are great fun for little ones.
It is a large area in Land Park filled with climbable scenes from many, many fairy tales.
Folsom City Zoo Sanctuary Folsom, CA 18.9 mi away
#1 of 9 Nature & Parks in Folsom
The Folsom Zoo is in a treed park with two playgrounds (small toddler is securely fenced and and open one for bigger kids) and picnic tables (some under a roof) small train (separate fee; runs on weekends and some...
This is a sanctuary zoo tucked next to a City park, perfect to have a day at the zoo and park.
American River Parkway Sacramento, CA 2.0 mi away
#5 of 21 Nature & Parks in Sacramento
Overall it is a wonderful way to reconnect with nature--the river is always right there, there are wild turkeys, rabbits, woodpeckers, etc.--and find solitude or make it a social occasion.
Take a horse trail path and enjoy the serenity of the river, or take a picnic and enjoy the parks and nature.
Clos Du Val Winery Napa, CA 46.4 mi away
#3 of 13 Nature & Parks in Napa
Easy to find on Silverado Trail road, and easy to park.
McKinley Park Sacramento, CA 1.8 mi away
#6 of 21 Nature & Parks in Sacramento
McKinley Park, is set in a premiere neighborhood in the heart of Sacramento! Best choice for a local picnic or event involving a fairly large crowd-approximately 1000+ or perfect for a romantic couples lunch date...
There are tennis courts on one side, a public library on another, a rose garden at yet another part of the park (lots of pics taken here and free yoga class on Saturdays), and duck ponds, playground, basketball co...
Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park Sacramento, CA 1.2 mi away
#7 of 21 Nature & Parks in Sacramento
The park is beautifully laid out and is surrounded by a green space with lake and fountains.
Sutter's Fort State Historic Park is a great place to visit for kids, adults, and families.
Ostrich Land Buellton, CA
#1 of 2 Nature & Parks in Buellton
what a great place, to commune with nature and see something you don't see everyday, plus you get to feed them....
Effie Yeaw Nature Center Carmichael, CA 10.0 mi away
#1 of 4 Nature & Parks in Carmichael
effie yeaw nature center is an outstanding oasis for nature trails, walks by the American River, bird watching, lectures on local wild life, a place to picnic and to learn the natural history of the area.
There you can see deer walking on the golf course and the center turkeys taking off on the side of the cliff how they fly into the trees the Nature Center this is truly an awesome place just to get out and enjoyin...
#1 of 5 Nature & Parks in Solvang
It has beautiful, lush hiking trails, a tennis court surrounded by trees and plants, a skate park and play area.
Gather your treats for your picnic and head to the park.
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Lake Natoma Folsom, CA 15.4 mi away
#2 of 9 Nature & Parks in Folsom
We often visit the park and walk the trails, just for the sheer enjoyment of viewing the river, the people, and the backdrop of the hills to the north.
It also makes for a great nature walk... You'll see snakes, deer, a variety of birds.
Sacramento Zoo Sacramento, CA 2.7 mi away
#8 of 21 Nature & Parks in Sacramento
... shop for u to shopping too we will be back agains we very very love the zoo and also have a fairytale park for the kids too it very amazing place i dont think i walk around good yet cause we so excited and go ...
This is a wonderful wonderful zoo in the quaint nieghborhood of Land Park.
Sunny Fields Park Solvang, CA
#2 of 5 Nature & Parks in Solvang
Wide open spaces, several large and elaborate play structures, barbeque areas, tables, rest rooms, baseball and soccer fields -- this is a great park with all the amenities.
There are volleyball nets (at least when we were there), picnic tables with shaded eating areas, benches, grills, restrooms, and a nice "track" which surrounds the perimeter of the park.
Miners Ravine Trail Loop Roseville, CA 19.1 mi away
#1 of 3 Nature & Parks in Roseville
Love this trail - walking, biking.....feels like you are out in nature, though you are walking through developments.
Just enjoy nature-the turkeys, the goats...the fab weather.
Lodi Lake Park Lodi, CA 31.8 mi away
#1 of 4 Nature & Parks in Lodi
Great place for walks with your dog, take the children to play, swim in the summertime, kayaking, hike the nature trail, and a lot of fun events are also held here.
... and we were looking for a place just like this to go relax at... and it worked out well! It's a lovely lake with plenty of grass area, swimming area, as well as boat rentals and even a park for kids to play in.
Nojoqui Falls Park Solvang, CA
#3 of 5 Nature & Parks in Solvang
Precious Peaceful Fun and Beautiful Park and Hike
A well maintained park with all amenities and a short climb will take you to a great, scenic waterfall (if there's been enough rain).
South Fork of the American River Coloma, CA 35.2 mi away
#2 of 3 Nature & Parks in Coloma
I think it goes to the Parks . . . .
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Davis Greenbelt Davis, CA 12.7 mi away
#2 of 5 Nature & Parks in Davis
It is a well maintained, well-loved, environment with some really nice features: the north davis pond, the nature trail, and some really nice playgrounds for the little ones.
The above photo is of a sculpture located on the Covell Park Greenbelt, which can be accessed at countless points in N. Davis, and directly connects to the Senda Nueva and Northstar Greenbelts.
Nimbus Dam and Fish Hatchery Gold River, CA 14.8 mi away
#1 of 1 Nature & Parks in Gold River
A Wonderful Free Nature Experience
The park and Nimbus is easy walk and bike area.
Folsom Lake State Recreation Area Folsom, CA 19.4 mi away
#3 of 9 Nature & Parks in Folsom
You can connect to 34 (!!) miles of biking/hiking trails plus there's plenty to bike/hike within the park itself.
You can also swim in thr lake and there is a nice beach area by the car park.
Lake Clementine Auburn, CA 32.8 mi away
#1 of 6 Nature & Parks in Auburn
Frequented by couples, friends, mountain bikers, and joggers, it's got nature without a lot of the hassle.
At the lake side you do walk on a highway and narrow state park driveway for less than 1/2 a mile.
Eldorado National Forest Placerville, CA 37.1 mi away
#2 of 4 Nature & Parks in Placerville
Although I was there for a work 2 days trip, it does not mean I did not enjoy the beauty of nature.
Cosumnes River Preserve Galt, CA 22.0 mi away
#1 of 1 Nature & Parks in Galt
Epic Nature Hike!
The far loop is a must, and remember to check on the leaflet for numbers as you go along - you can learn even more about the park.
Isenberg Crane Reserve Lodi, CA 29.1 mi away
#2 of 4 Nature & Parks in Lodi
Suisun City Marina and Boat Ramp Suisun City, CA 38.0 mi away
#1 of 2 Nature & Parks in Suisun City
Lake Berryessa Napa, CA 42.1 mi away
#6 of 13 Nature & Parks in Napa