Mt. Madonna County Park - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
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About Mt. Madonna County Park
This is one of the most majestic of Santa Clara County's regional park and recreation areas. This 3,688 acre park is dominated by the redwood forest so characteristic of the Santa Cruz Mountain range. The park offers hiking and equestrian activities along its 14-mile trail system, as well as an archery range and an amphitheater. Facilities for picnicking and overnight camping are also provided.
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Attractions Near Mt. Madonna County Park
Martin Ranch Winery
4.17km from Mt. Madonna County Park
A beautiful winery which was located in the Santa Cruz Mountains. They produce a rich and silky red wine that is made under their Thèrése Vineyards label, named after winery co-owner Thèrése Martin.
Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park
7.12km from Mt. Madonna County Park
This is a horticulture themed amusement park located in Gilroy. The 536-acre theme park is owned by the city of Gilroy and operated by Cedar Fair; it features over 40 rides and attractions and is known for its Circus Trees, created by Axel Erlandson. It is one of the iconic attraction in this area.
18.17km from Mt. Madonna County Park
A majestic artificial lake in Santa Clara County, impounded by Coyote Dam, a 140-foot high, 980-foot long, earth and rock dam built in 1936. It holds 23,244 acre feet of water when full. It is the second largest reservoir owned by the Santa Clara Valley Water District. Power boating, jetskiing, waterskiing, sailing, canoeing/kayaking and fishing are all allowed in the reservoir. It has two docks, a 3-lane concrete ramp, paved parking and a restroom.
Anderson Lake County Park
19.18km from Mt. Madonna County Park
This is an artificial lake in Morgan Hill, located in southern Santa Clara County The 4,275 acre Anderson Park also features the Coyote Creek Parkway multiple use trails, the Jackson Ranch historic park site, the Moses L. Rosendin Park, and the Burnett Park area. It provides limited fishing, picnicking, and hiking activities. Although swimming is prohibited, boating, water-skiing and jet-skiing are permitted in the reservoir.
Calero County Park
19.8km from Mt. Madonna County Park
This majestic 4,471 acre park is nestled in the eastern foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains. Two distinct areas define this park: Calero reservoir, which offers a host of water-oriented recreational activities, and the adjoining "back country" which reveals to the visitor California Oak woodland, chaparral, riparian plant communities and associated wildlife habitats.The back country offers 18.9 miles of trails available to hikers and equestrians.
New Almaden Quicksilver Mining Museum
21.84km from Mt. Madonna County Park
New Almaden, is a historic community and former mercury mine in the Capitancillos Hills of San Jose, California. It presents visitors with an interesting array of exhibits about the history of mercury mining and the lifestyles of mining communities. A mine diorama duplicates the interior of a mine shaft, giving visitors a feel for working underground. Other exhibits explain the changing technology of how the liquid mercury was extracted from mined cinnabar ore.
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