What's Happening

​​​​​​​jan 22

National Hobby Month

NEW YEAR'S DAY - Sat., 1/1
ELVIS PRESLEY'S B'DAY - Sat., 1/8
MARTIN LUTHER KING B'DAY - Sat., 1/15
BENJAMIN FRANKLIN DAY - Mon., 1/17
MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY - Mon., 1/17

BIRTH FLOWER:  Carnation; Snowdrop
​​​​​​​BIRTHSTONE:  Garnet
​​​​​​​ FULL "COLD MOON":  Mon., 1/17


Popular Marin County Hikes

There is no better time to get outdoors and revel in the beauty that surrounds us! The benefits to our state of mind from a brief walk in nature are immense. Check out these popular hikes – and look for me on Ring Mountain!

EASY
Ring Mountain (2.7 mi.)
Verna Dunshee (1.3 mi., paved)
Pt. Reyes Lighthouse (1.3 mi.)

MODERATE
Marin Headlands, Hill 88 (3.9 mi.)
Marin Headlands, Ft. Cronkite Loop (2.7 mi.)
Mount Burdell (5.2 mi.)
Mt. Tam - Old Railroad Grade to East Peak (6.8 mi.)
Phoenix Lake/Bald Hill Loop (5.5 mi.)

CHALLENGING
The Dipsea Trail (7 mi.)
Mt. Tam - So. Side Ramble (6.6 mi.)



​​​​​​​Marin's Best Beaches

  • ​​​​​​​STINSON BEACH - Gorgeous, quintessential long stretch of white sandy beach. One of the most popular/busiest beaches in Northern California.

  • BOLINAS BEACH - North of Stinson via. Hwy. 1 via. Olema Bolinas Rd. (locals remove town signs).

  • MUIR BEACH - Windy, coarse sand, great spot for whale-watching and one of the few remaining beaches to allow bonfires.  Dogs allowed.

  • TENNESSEE COVE BEACH | MILL VALLEY - Accessed by a 2-mi. hike from trailhead/parking lot, passing a small freshwater pond.
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  • RODEO BEACH | 3 MI. NW OF GGB - Windswept, exhilarating with a shoreline of red and green pebbles.  Ideal for kite-flying, watching the roaring Pacific Ocean.  Dogs allowed.

  • LIMANTOUR BEACH | PT. REYES NATIONAL SEASHORE, WEST MARIN - Calm, wide beach stretching for 3 miles, bound by an estuary; a bountiful wildlife area replete with shorebirds, harbor seals, gray whales...

Farmer's Markets

CORTE MADERA TOWN CENTER
Every Weds., Noon – 5

FAIRFAX FARMERS’ MARKET
Weds., 4 – 8pm
May – Mid October

MILL VALLEY FARMERS’ MARKET
Friday, 9:30am – 2:30pm

TAM VALLEY FARMERS’ MARKET (MV)
Tues., 3 – 7pm
June – Thanksgiving

NOVATO FARMERS’ MARKET
Tues., 4 – 8pm
May – September

ROSS VALLEY ORGANIC FARM STAND
Tues., Noon – 7:30pm
June – October
http://communityfarmstands.com

SAN FRANCISCO FERRY PLAZA
Every Sat., 8am – 2pm
Tues. & Thurs., 10am – 2pm

SAN RAFAEL DOWNTOWN FARMERS’ MARKET
Thurs., 6 – 9pm
June – September
http://sanrafaelmarket.org

SAN RAFAEL CIVIC CENTER FARMERS’ MARKET
Every Sunday, 8am – 1pm
http://agriculturalinstitute.org

MARIN COUNTRY MART
Every Sat., 9am – 2pm
Located on Sir Francis Drake, across from Larkspur Ferry Terminal

OFF THE GRID FOOD TRUCKS
Marin Country Mart
Sundays, 11am – 3pm
http://offthegridsf.com


Top 20 Favorite Spots...

1. TAM VISTA POINT LOOKOUT | Mill Valley
2. TENNIS COURTS | Strawberry & Boyle Park
3. RING MOUNTAIN | Tiburon
4. MARIN HEADLANDS | GGNRA
5. FARMER'S MARKET | Marin Civic Center
6. FARM HOUSE LOCAL | Larkspur
7. CRONKHITE/RODEO BEACH | GGNRA
8. BRIDGEWAY PROMENADE | Sausalito
9. LARKSPUR LIBRARY
10. WILDCARE | San Rafael
11. KITTY CORNER | San Anselmo
12.  ITALIAN STREET PAINTING FAIR | San Rafael
13. FALAFEL HUT | San Rafael
14. MILL VALLEY ART FESTIVAL
15. MILL VALLEY LUMBER YARD SHOPS
16. LEFT BANK (via. bicycle) | Larkspur
17. SWEETWATER MUSIC HALL | Mill Valley
18. POINT REYES | West Marin
​​​​​​​19. STRAWBERRY PT. WATERFRONT PATH | MV
20. RH RESTAURANT | Corte Madera

I am not being paid to promote any of the aforementioned establishments nor do I, or any relatives of mine, work for any of these business


On My Nightstand...

You can tell a lot about a person by what they read (and what they laugh at). 

1.  The Human Stain - Roth, Philip (2000)
2.  Wild - Cheryl Strayed (2012)
3.  The Art of Memoir - Karr, Mary (2015)
4.  Steve Jobs: The Exclusive Biography - Isaacson, Walter (2011)
5.  Seating Arrangements - Maggie Shipstead (2013)