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San Mateo County Parks set to slowly open, starting May 4

Photo by TechnologyHiker

Photo by TechnologyHiker

Thank you for doing your part to keep parks safe and healthy for all. Please keep it up! Across the region, the vast majority of park and trail visitors have done so responsibly. In San Mateo County, we have an opportunity to make the parks welcoming, comforting and healing places to be and to share with others.

The Bay Area shelter-in-place order was extended through the end of May. However, there will be some incremental openings, including our San Mateo County Parks!

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Hikes for History Buffs!

There are twenty-two San Mateo County Parks and two of them are historic sites, Sanchez Adobe and the Woodside Store. Sanchez Adobe is the second oldest building in San Mateo County with three major periods of California history represented on site. The Woodside Store was at one time the only store on the Peninsula between San Francisco and Santa Clara. It became the thriving heart of business and cultural activities for the logging community during the 1850s. But what about the rest of the parks? It turns out they are rich in history too. Here are our top six hikes for history buffs.

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