One of the perks of living in a Redwood City home are the amazing natural preserves close to home. A local favorite is Edgewood Park and Natural Preserve. The panoramic views are simply stunning. In the spring, the hillsides are a riot of color as the wildflowers bloom. Located at 10 Old Stagecoach Road, it’s very easy to get to the park on I-280. Redwood City real estate owners should plan to pack a picnic and head out to explore the park’s 467 acres of pristine California hills, trees, and flowers. Visitors will find grasslands, chaparral, and oak woods. There are 10 miles of trails, most of which are open for horses, as well as joggers and hikers. Some allow bicyclists, too.
Redwood City Real Estate Owners Can Volunteer at the Preserve
Plan to visit the Bill and Jean Lane Educational Center first and get oriented with information about the types of plants and wildlife you can expect to see as your walk through the preserve. Or save it for last and find out what you saw on your trip. The center is staffed by volunteers, so be sure to call 650.367.7576 ahead of your visit to double check on open hours.
During wildflower season, mid-March through mid-June, there are wildflower walks led by volunteers of the Friends of Edgewood. Come for an interpretive walk to learn about the plants and animals all year on the third Saturday of each month. The second Sunday of each month is set aside for bird lovers, who attend the Audubon Society’s bird walks. Groups are welcome, too. Call to plan a walk suitable for your group. Visit Friends of Edgewood to learn more about planned walks and learn how to get involved as a volunteer.
Learn more about this natural treasure near your Redwood City home and find out about species of plants and animals, especially the Bay checkerspot butterfly. It’s on the endangered species list and only found at Edgewood Park and Natural Preserve.