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Bay Farm Island Walk in Alameda

We'll meet in the Harbor Bay Landing Shopping Center in front of the Safeway store, and walk to the Shoreline Park path with beautiful views of the Alameda shoreline and San Francisco. After about 2 miles or so, we'll turn into one of the canal paths that run through the center of Bay Farm Island. They're tree-lined paved paths that follow the canals through the rear of housing developments. This area is also a bird sanctuary with black-crowned night herons, great egrets and snowy egrets, coots, cormorants, and canvasback, bufflehead and mallard ducks.

As with any walk along the Bay, plan on cooler weather (or not). The walk along the Shorline Park will be breezier than the walk through the center of the island.

We'll meet for lunch after the walk at one of the restaurants in the shopping center. Bring money with you on the walk if you don't want to go back to your car to get it after the walk. Lunch cost could vary depending upon where we all decide to go.

PARKING: Free parking.

WALKING CONDITIONS: Flat and level paved walkways. The walk should take about 1.5 to 2.0 hours.

DISTANCE: 4-miles (I measured it on Google Maps).


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  • Ernestine C.

    We had a smaller than usual crowd but they were great walkers.

    May 12, 2014

  • Nicki

    beautiful walk with friendly folks!

    May 10, 2014

  • Teri

    Sorry I had to change my RSVP to NO for the Bay Farm walk. Something came up.

    May 9, 2014

  • Tracy m

    Pamela, I discovered that I will have to work this weekend. I won't be able to make it.

    May 9, 2014

    • Pamela

      Thanks for letting me know Tracy. I'll probably just walk somewhere closer to home.

      May 9, 2014

  • Jeanie E.

    Oh, I'm sorry I have to miss this one, right in my neighborhood. I'll be at the Park Street Faire that morning. Don't miss it! A great craft fair.

    May 8, 2014

  • Susan P.

    Sounds like a great walk. Don't think I can make this one, but look forward to another walk soon!

    May 5, 2014

  • Tracy m

    I would. Call me at work and we can arraigned it. [masked]

    1 · May 4, 2014

  • Pamela

    Is anyone interested in carpooling from the Walnut Creek area?

    May 4, 2014

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