To See and Do
1. Mt. Tamalpais East Peak
Hike or drive to the top of Mt. Tamalpais where you’ll be rewarded with a 360 degree 1/4 mile walk with stunning views of east, west, north and south Marin. There is also a small museum – the Gravity Car Barn – that features a video, pictures, and a replica of the gravity car that took people on thrilling rides as part of the “Crookedest Railroad in the World”. The museum is staffed by volunteers and typically opened weekends, noon – 4pm.
2. Mountain Play
Broadway musical revivals performed by professional actors and a live 14 person orchestra Sundays from late May through mid-June at the beautiful outdoor stone theatre on Mt. Tamalpais. See our CALENDAR for this year’s dates.
3. Marin Organic Farm Tours
Tour and meet with Marin’s local organic farmers. www.marinorganic.org
4. McEvoy Ranch Olive Grove and Gardens tour
A beautiful ranch located west of Petaluma, they offer a small number of orchard and garden tours with lunch from April to October. www.mcevoyranch.com
5. Audubon Canyon Ranch
An egret and great blue heron rookery open during nesting season, mid-March through early July. Located across from Bolinas Lagoon on Hwy 1. www.egret.org
6. Point Reyes Lighthouse
Historic lighthouse first built in 1870 and restored in 2003. www.nps.gov/pore/historyculture/people_maritime_lighthouse.htm
7. Whale Watching
From the Muir Beach overlook, watch grey whales migrating to and from their breeding grounds in Baja California during the first two weeks in January and first two weeks in March.
8. Live Theatre
Two live theatre houses are right down the hill from us in Mill Valley. 142 Throckmorton Theater provides a setting for comedy shows, music ensembles and more. www.142throckmortontheatre.com The Marin Theatre Company is a professional regional theatre company. www.marintheatre.org
9. Frank Lloyd Wright architecture
The Marin Civic Center was Frank Lloyd’s Wright last commissioned work. He wrote: “We know that the good building is not the one that hurts the landscape, but is one that makes the landscape more beautiful than it was before that building was built. In Marin County you have one of the most beautiful landscapes I have seen and I am proud to make the buildings of this County characteristic of the beauty of the County.” One hour docent-led tours of the Civic Center are offered every Wednesday at 10:30am, leaving from the second floor Café, Room 233. They also will arrange a special docent tour for groups. awww.co.marin.ca.us