Ten Inverness Way, Inverness CA - Lodging in the Point Reyes National Seashore
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ACTIVITIES
So many fun choices ... Activities at or near Ten Inverness Way

Enjoy a good read or the company of a loved one in the gardens that surround Ten Inverness Way. There are numerous seating areas throughout the gardens plus a picnic table for casual meals.

Start at Point Reyes National Seashore Headquarters. Ask them to show you their brief introductory film. Try the short Earthquake Trail (see where the earth moved in 1906!), or walk up to the Morgan Horse Ranch or Kule Loklo, an authentic replica of a Coast Miwok Indian village.

Visit a Bay Beach: At Tomales Bay State Park, Heart's Desire Beach is perfect for swimming; the picnic area has tables and grills overlooking the bay. And if it's foggy on the ocean side, it's often sunny here. Hike the Johnstone Trail, along the bay from beach to beach.

Visit a Pacific Beach:
Automobile sightseers, head out to the Lighthouse or Point Reyes Beaches North and South. Hikers, visit Kehoe Beach for drama and long miles of comfortable walking. Abbott's Lagoon is the place to hike on a foggy day; the waves seem to roll in from a cloud. Chimney Rock is perfect in whale and wildflower season in particular.

Hug a Redwood:
Samuel P. Taylor State Park has plenty. Awesome. Hike Tomales Point Trail: Hike along the spine of Point Reyes with views to the Pacific on one side and to peaceful Tomales Bay on the other. This is the home of the Tule elk. Take a convenient detour from the trailhead down to McClure's Beach for tide pooling.

Bike Bear Valley Trail:
Rent mountain bikes for the ride out along a forest stream to meadows and bluffs overlooking the ocean.

Ride Five Brooks Trail:
Explore the seashore on horseback with a guide. Call 663-1570 for information.

Visit Drake's Bay Oyster Company:
Follow the signs to Drake's Beach, and stop on the way at this authentic, unglamorous, hard-working oyster farm. Buy a cocktail, or oysters in the shell to barbecue on the beach.

Day Trip:
Make Ten Inverness Way your base for exploring San Francisco or the Napa or Sonoma wine country, each about an hour away.

San Francisco Hang Gliding Center:
Tandem Hang Gliding just 10 miles from the Golden Gate Bridge. Introductory aquagliding lessons take place over the San Francisco Bay. Look down on Alcatraz, Angel Island, and the Golden Gate Bridge, from up to 3000 feet!! Tel: 510 528 2300 http://www.sfhanggliding.com

Blue Waters Kayaking:
Tomales Bay is the largest unspoiled bay along California's coastline. It has become a choice destination for sea kayakers.Our Tomales Bay site provides beginners or experienced paddlers easy access to the heart of the Pt. Reyes National Seashore. P.O. Box 983 12938 Sir Francis Drake Boulevard, Inverness, CA 94937 Phone: 1-415-669-2600 Fax: 1-415-669-7835 Website: http://www.bwkayak.com ht

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AUDUBON CANYON RANCH
View the courtship, nesting and mating of egrets and herons, as well as the raising of their young. The birds return to the area every spring and can be viewed from the Preserve Overlook. Open SAT., SUN., and HOL.., 10 AM - 4 PM. Bolinas Lagoon Preserve, near Stinson Beach on Hwy 1. (415.868.9244).

BAY MODEL VISITOR CENTER
Working hydraulic model of San Francisco Bay. "Marinship 1942-1945" documents the Sausalito World War II shipyard, where ships were built. TUES.-SAT., 9 AM - 4 PM. Historic vessel tours every SAT. 2100 Bridgeway, Sausalito. (415.332.3871).

DOWNTOWN PETALUMA
Tour historic downtown with guides dressed as characters from Petaluma's colorful past. Every SAT & SUN, 10:30 AM through October. Petaluma Historical Museum, 20 4th St., Petaluma. (707.778.4398)

GALLERY ROUTE ONE
11101 Highway 1, Point Reyes Station. (415.663.1347)

KULE LOKLO WALK
A mile, ranger-led walk through the re-created Coast Miwok village. Sundays 2 PM Bear Valley Visitor's Center, Point Reyes National Seashore. (415.663.1092)

MARIN COUNTY CIVIC CENTER
Tour one of Frank Lloyd Wright's last design projects, a national and state historical landmark. Visit the Hall of Justice and courtrooms, the Board of Supervisors Chambers, the Civic Center Branch Library and other areas. Tours offered WED., 10:20 AM. Group tours by appointment. 3501 Civic Center Dr., San Rafael. (415.499.6646).

MARIN HEADLANDS VISITORS CENTER

Interactive exhibits on the human and natural history of the area. Learn about what there is to see and do in the Marin Headlands. Open daily, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM. Bunker and Field roads in the former Fort Barry Chapel. (415.331.1540).

MARIN MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAN INDIAN
"Coast Miwok Indians: The First People of Marin" is a permanent exhibition. Open TUES.-FRI., 10:30 AM - 3:00 PM; SAT.-SUN., Noon - 4:00 PM. 2200 Novato Blvd., Novato. (415.897.4064).

MARINE MAMMAL CENTER
Visit seal and sea lion patients at this hospital and conservation facility, 10 AM - 4 PM daily. Docent tours, weekends. Marin Headlands, just north of the Golden Gate Bridge. (415.289.7325).

MUIR WOODS VISITOR CENTER
Displays of the natural history of Muir Woods, and ancient redwood forest. Hike nature trails; see salmon in Redwood Creek. Open 8 AM - Sunset dail. Muir Woods National Monument, Mill Valley, 12 miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge, Muir Woods exit off Hwy. 101. (415.388.2595).

NEW MARIN MARKETPLACE
Reminiscent of the old Marin City flea market. This roving market will set up shop at San Marin High School in Novato June 20 through summer. 9AM-4PM

OCEANIC SOCIETY
Visit whales, dolphins, birds, and seals on an 8 hour, 27 mile trip to the Farallon Islands. 8:30AM-4:30PM every Saturday and Sunday and select Fridays from June through November. $60-$65 (415.474.3385).

POINT REYES OUTDOORS
40 miles north of San Francisco, Point Reyes National Seashore is a stunning destination that offers easily accessible wilderness adventures for all ages and skill levels. 11401 State Rte 1, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956. 415.663.8192. www.pointreyesoutdoors.com

POINT REYES VINEYARDS
12700 State Route 1, Point Reyes Station. (415.663.1011)

POINT BONITA LIGHTHOUSE
Historic lighthouse still in operation. The half-mile trail to the lighthouse is steep in places; wear sturdy shoes. Daytime and after-dark walks are offered; call for dates and times. Open every SAT. & SUN., 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM. End of Field Rd., Marin Headlands. (415.331.1540).

POINT REYES FARMER'S MARKET
(Toby's Food Barn) 11250 State, Route 1, Point Reyes Station. (415.663.9667)

SHAKESPEARE AT THE BEACH
Opens May 31. "Much ado about Nothing". FRI & SAT, 7PM; SUN 6PM; 2PM matinee on June 13. Playing through July 13. 15 Calle del Mar, Stinson Beach. (415.868.9500).

WILDCARE
Visit native birds and animals at this wildlife hospital and nature education center. Nature classes, family walks and field trips with Terwilliger Nature Guides available by reservation. Open daily, 9 AM - 5 PM Albert Park Ln., San Rafael. (415.453.1000).

LOCAL RESTAURANTS

Arti Cafe
7282 Sir Francis Drake Blvd.
Lagunitas
415.488.4700
www.articafe.com

Blackbird Cafe
12781 Sir Francis Drake Blvd.
Inverness, CA 94937
415.669.7195
www.blackbirdinverness.com 

Bovine Bakery
11315 State Route 1
Point Reyes Station
415.663.9420
www.thebovinebakery.com

Café Reyes
11101 State Route 1, Point Reyes Station
415.663.9493

Marin Sun Farms Eatery
State Route 1 & Sir Francis Drake Blvd.
415.663.8997
www.marinsunfarms.com

Nick's Cove
23240 State Route 1, Marshall
415.663.1033
www.nickscove.com

Osteria Stellina
11285 Highway One
Point Reyes Station, CA
415.663.9988
www.osteriastellina.com

Perry's Inverness Park Grocery
12301 Sir Francis Drake Blvd.
Inverness Park
415.663.1491
www.perrysinvernessparkgrocery.com

Pine Cone Diner (The)
60 Fourth Street
Point Reyes Station
415.663.1536

Rancho Nicasio
On the Town Square, Nicasio
415.662.2219
www.ranchonicasio.com

Saltwater Oyster Depot
12781 Sir Francis Drake Blvd.
Inverness, CA 94937
415.669.1244
www.saltwateroysterdepot.com

Sir and Star at The Olema
10000 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Olema
415.663.1034
www.sirandstar.com

Station House Café (The)
11180 State Route
Point Reyes Station
415.663.1515
www.stationhousecafe.com

Tony’s Seafood
18863 State Route 1
Marshall
415.663.1107

Vladimir’s Czech Restaurant
12785 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Inverness
415.669.1021

LOCAL SHOPPING

Cabaline Saddle Shop & Country Emporium
11313 State Route 1
Point Reyes Station
415.663.8303
www.cabaline.com

Epicenter
11100 State Route 1
Point Reyes Station
415.663.1239

Flower Power
11275 State Route 1
Point Reyes Station
415.663.8221

Gallery Route One
11101 State Route 1
Point Reyes Station
415.663.1347
www.galleryrouteone.org

Heidrun Meadery
11925 State Route 1
Point Reyes Station
415.663.9122
www.heidrunmeadery.com

Into the Blue
11101 State Route 1
Point Reyes Station
415.663.1147
www.into-theblue.com

Marty Knapp Photography
11245 State Route 1
Point Reyes Station
415.663.8670
www.martyknapp.com

Nutmeg
4501 Nicasio Valley Road
Nicasio
415.662.2110

Point Reyes Books
11315 State Route 1
Point Reyes Station
415.663.1542
www.ptreyesbooks.com

Point Reyes Vineyards
12700 State Route 1
Point Reyes Station
415.663.1011
www.ptreyesvineyard.com

Shaker Shops West
5 Inverness Way
Inverness
415.669.7256
www.shakershops.com

Toby’s Feed Barn
11250 State Route 1
Point Reyes Station
415.663.1223
www.tobysfeedbarn.com

Tomales Bay Foods
(home of the Cowgirl Creamery)
80 Fourth Street
Point Reyes Station
415.663.9335
www.cowgirlcreamery.com

Vita Collage
11101 State Route 1
Point Reyes Station
415.663.1160
www.vitacollage.com

Zuma
11265 State Route 1
Point Reyes Station
415.663.1748