What do you think of when you read the following: Hidden Valley, Horse Heaven, Peak Meadow. Book titles? City names? Race Tracks? If you said hiking trails then I know you are a true fan of the East Bay Regional Park District. The trails I mentioned just happen to be in nearby Mission Peak. I’m a big fan of this park district and try to get out to a park at least once a week. It’s not hard to do since the East Bay Regional Park District is composed of more than 140,000 acres, 65 parks and 1,200 miles of trails and they offer activities all year long.
If you’re a fan of the Regional Park District or new to the idea of outdoor activity, then consider registering for the East Bay Regional Park Trails Challenge and hike away. If you’re not in the mood for hiking, then try another activity like biking, fishing, archery or swimming. We are so lucky that so much open space has been set aside for us to enjoy. Most are just minutes away from your home and many are available by public transportation. If you’re in the mood to get out and play, or just want to relax and chill out, then step outside your door and onto a trail. With trail names like Hidden Valley and Horse Heaven, you can’t go wrong.
Check out some of our books and get in the mood for a trip to one of the parks. Also, don’t forget that with Discover and Go passes, available with your library card, you can get a family pass for the Ardenwood Historical Farm in Fremont. Ardenwood is another great East Bay Regional Park District venue just outside your door!