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Where to get your nature fix in and around Dublin, CA

A happy family walking near the lake

It’s easy to get cabin fever when you’ve been staying at home for weeks or months. When that happens, you’ll probably want a change of scenery. If a trip to your backyard just doesn’t cut it anymore, explore the natural sights near you. Here’s a list of places and things to do in Dublin, CA that will help you beat quarantine fatigue.

  1. Emerald Glen Park
  2. 4201 Central Pkwy.
    Dublin, CA 94568

    Have some fun from dawn till dusk at this 48-acre park located at Tassajara Road and Central Parkway. Stroll along with the rose garden and explore the trails. If you’re planning a socially distant outdoor party with your pod, there’s a group picnic area that’s open for reservation. Dogs are welcome to get their nature fix, too, as long as you keep them on a leash.

    Aside from the natural sights, there are several amenities for outdoor sports like baseball, soccer, tennis, and basketball. There’s even a lighted skateboard park. Children can also play at the playground with water play features.

    In the summer, cool off at The Emerald Glen Recreation and Aquatic Complex (also known as “The Wave”). Emerald Glen Park also plays host to the Dublin Farmers’ Market, held from April through September.

    Other family-friendly parks in Dublin, CA include:

    Kolb Park (8020 Bristol Rd)
    Mape Memorial Park (11711 Mape Way)
    Ted Fairfield Park (3400 Antone Way)

  3. Shadow Cliffs Regional Recreation Area
  4. 2500 Stanley Blvd
    Pleasanton, CA 94566

    Go fishing in this expansive park near Dublin. Situated on the border of Pleasanton and Livermore, Shadow Cliffs is about 266 acres big. It is also part of the larger East Bay Regional Parks (EBRP) system. It’s the perfect place to retreat and just enjoy nature, especially during warmer seasons.

    Shadow Cliffs feature an 80-acre lake, picnic facilities, and a large parking lot. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, swimming and picnicking activities are not allowed at the moment. You can, however, still, go fishing and birdwatching.

    Here are other fishing sites near Dublin, CA:

    Coyote Lake (Santa Clara County)
    Los Vaqueros Reservoir (Contra Costa County)

  5. Pleasanton Ridge Regional Park
  6. Foothill Rd
    Pleasanton, CA 94588

    Hit the trails at this 9,000-acre oak-covered oasis that stretches from Pleasanton Ridge all the way to Stoneybrook Canyon. Go hiking, ride your bike, or go on a photography walk. If you’re lucky, you’ll spot the hillside covered by a carpet of wildflowers. The trails have something to offer for beginners and advanced hikers alike. You can climb up to 1,600 feet in some parts of the park.

    Other hiking spots near Dublin, CA:

    Dublin Hills Regional Park (Calaveras Ridge Regional Trail, Dublin, CA)
    Rancho San Antonio Preserve (Cupertino, CA)
    Summit View Trail (San Ramon, CA)
    Las Trampas Regional Wilderness Park (San Ramon, CA)

A great location and accessible leisure activities are just a couple of the things that buyers love and sellers take pride in when it comes to homes for sale in Dublin, CA. Get in touch with me at 925.216.0676 or send me a message here to learn more about the featured communities and properties in the area.