We often race to Point Reyes, because it’s a little far to travel and it’s so wonderful we just want to be there. However a few treats pop up along the way (aside from food.) The first view of Tomales Bay can be beautiful.
But I have noticed a new spot to explore – and that’s what I was set to do on this trip, if only briefly.
Just north of Pt Reyes Station is a small parking lot and this trail head. Access to the Giacomini Wetland Restoration is over some former dairy land. (There is still a Giacomini Dairy in the area.)
The restoration of 550 wetland acres started over 5 years ago. (I can only remember seeing the trailhead for two.) This project comprises over 50% of Tomales Bay wetlands. (Now that I’ve found that out, I guess we missed the best parts.)
To this point is over half a mile. So we stopped here. The trail is over a mile from parking lot to wetland and then it appears one could explore in the wetland some more. We’ll try to spend more time here next time and not think about the climb back up hill.
More access points to the wetlands on Tomales Bay are along Sir Francis Drake Blvd before entering Pt Reyes proper.
And yes we went to Pt Reyes stopping at Abbotts Lagoon. Here’s the proof.
Previous Abbotts Lagoon visit.
See you on the trail!
Words by Lynn Millar
Photos by Lynn and Mike Millar, available upon request.