Better at the Baylands
If you’re looking for a quiet patch of nature near our Menlo Park hotel, the Baylands Nature Preserve is a good start, the largest undisturbed marshland in the San Francisco Bay area, with a variety of hiking trails of different lengths that are easy enough for a pleasant walk or a leisurely bike ride. Located about fifteen minutes from the Menlo Park Inn, it’s is also an excellent place for bird-watching, with a huge variety of birds, including cranes, egrets, geese and pelicans. You may even spy a few wild foxes as you wander this verdant spot. A popular place for artists looking for a secluded and picturesque area to paint, the Baylands provides an all-natural alternative to the city.
Address: 2500 Embarcadero Rd, Palo Alto