Bair Island - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
About Bair Island
Bair Island is a swampland spread over 3,000 acres in Redwood City. It is part of the larger Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge. It is surrounded by the Steinberger slough to the northwest and Redwood Creek to the southeast. It is an important ecological wetland, which provides critical habitat for a variety of species, including the endangered California clapper rail and the Salt marsh harvest mouse, and is an important stop for birds on the Pacific Flyway.
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Attractions Near Bair Island
Hiller Aviation Museum
3.41km from Bair Island
The Hiller Aviation Museum is an aircraft history museum founded by Stanley Hiller in June 1998. It specializes in Northern California aircraft history and helicopter history. The museum is also an affiliate within the Smithsonian Affiliations program. This museum has more than 50 aerospace vehicles along with companion descriptive displays concerning the history of flight.
San Mateo County History Museum
4.85km from Bair Island
The San Mateo County History Museum is located in downtown Redwood City. It features exhibits depicting the history of the Peninsula through the times of the Ohlone Indians, the Spanish explorers, the ranchos, pioneer logging, agriculture, dairy farms, whaling, and the Victorian era of great estates.
Leo J. Ryan Park
5.23km from Bair Island
Leo J. Ryan Memorial Park offers 20 acres of lawn areas, lagoon access, a gazebo on the lagoon, and restroom facilities. The park is situated on 20 acres which overlook Foster City's lagoon. The park houses the William E. Walker Recreation Center, and includes a waterfront, outdoor amphitheatre, sailboat tie-up facilities, boardwalk, lawn areas, and a gazebo on the lake.
San Mateo-Hayward Bridge
7km from Bair Island
The San Mateo–Hayward Bridge is a bridge crossing the U.S. state of California's San Francisco Bay. The bridge's western end is in Foster City, a suburb on the eastern edge of San Mateo. The eastern end of the bridge is in Hayward. It is the longest bridge in California and the 25th longest in the world by length.
San Francisco Bay Trail
7.38km from Bair Island
The San Francisco Bay Trail is a bicycle and pedestrian trail that when finished will allow continuous travel around the shoreline of San Francisco Bay.It offers spectacular wildlife viewing and improves public awareness and respect for the bay.
Pulgas Ridge Open Space Preserve
8.49km from Bair Island
This is a 366-acre public recreation area, near the City of San Carlos with trails for hiking and walking one's dog, including an off-leash area. The preserve's six miles of trails offers access to cool canyons and a ridge top with views toward the bay and surrounding hillsides.
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San Mateo County
just south of San Francisco and home to the world-renowned Mavericks surfing competition. The county seat is Redwood City. he county's built-up areas are mostly suburban with some areas being very urban, and are home to several corporate campuses.