Vargas Plateau Regional Park - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
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About Vargas Plateau Regional Park
Vargas Plateau Regional Park sits on a plateau in the Fremont Hills of Alameda County, California that overlooks the San Francisco Bay. This 1,249-acre regional park provides tremendous views from its setting in the Fremont Hills. The park contains an array of habitats, such as grassland, seasonal wetlands, stock ponds, perennial and ephemeral drainages and so more. Hiking, biking and horseback riding are the most popular activities. Observation of birds and other wildlife can also be enjoyed.
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Attractions Near Vargas Plateau Regional Park
2.97km from Vargas Plateau Regional Park
Niles Canyon is a canyon in the San Francisco Bay Area formed by Alameda Creek, known for its heritage railroad and silent movie history. The Niles Canyon Trail Project proposes to install a six-mile long pathway that is 10 feet wide and is intended to accommodate pedestrians, bicyclists, and equestrians.
Mission San José Park
3.22km from Vargas Plateau Regional Park
Mission San José is a Spanish mission located in the present-day city of Fremont, California. It was founded on June 11, 1797, by the Franciscan order and was the fourteenth Spanish mission established in California. The old mission church remains in use as a chapel of Saint Joseph Catholic Church, a parish of the Diocese of Oakland. The museum also features a visitor center, museum, and slide show telling the history of the mission.
3.98km from Vargas Plateau Regional Park
Lake Elizabeth was created by excavation of part of Stivers Lagoon Marsh in 1968. It has a 2 mile walkway around the lake. The park is home to a large number of birds. Many people come to bicycle or jog around the lake's perimeter, and many families come for the two playgrounds in the park and the other three that it connects to by walkway.
Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum
4.23km from Vargas Plateau Regional Park
A beautiful film museum housed in the Edison Theater, a century-old Nickelodeon movie theater, just half a block from the former site of the Niles Essanay Studios where Broncho Billy and Charlie Chaplin made films in the 1910s. It is dedicated to preserving and showing silent films and their history.The museum houses a large collection of Motion Picture equipment and related artifacts, as well as about 10,000 Silent Films in their archive.
4.24km from Vargas Plateau Regional Park
Alameda Central is a beautiful location where people can relax and enjoy the city's energy without being overwhelmed by it. This is a green garden with paved paths and decorative fountains and statues, and is frequently the center of civic events.
Niles Canyon Railway
4.34km from Vargas Plateau Regional Park
Niles Canyon Railway is a living history museum interpreting the importance of our heritage railroads in the development of California and the nation. The railroad is operated and maintained by the Pacific Locomotive Association which preserves, restores and operates historic railroad equipment. The NCRy features public excursions with both steam and diesel locomotives along a well-preserved portion of the First Transcontinental Railroad.
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