Town Square

Post a New Topic

Foothills Park - things to do

Original post made by NewToTheCity, South of Midtown, on Aug 9, 2007

We are new in the town, new to the area in general .. would like to get some suggestions regarding the foothill park ..

This story contains 99 words.

If you are a paid subscriber, check to make sure you have logged in. Otherwise our system cannot recognize you as having full free access to our site.

If you are a paid print subscriber and haven't yet set up an online account, click here to get your online account activated.

Comments (2)

Like this comment
Posted by natasha
a resident of Meadow Park
on Aug 9, 2007 at 9:49 am

You will enjoy it! If you go around the lake and down the hill there are bbqs and tables in a grove by a big lawn area. Down the road there is the nature interpretive center, and you acn do a nice hike by going back up the hill, around the lake and back down. They do rent canoes but I think only on weekends (not sure -- worth a call), or you can just walk around the lake. Be prepared for many yellow jackets, and for poison oak if you stray from the path (and sometimes even on the path). If you go at twilight the deer will start to come out on the lawn. At the end of your visit, drive up to the lookout/scenic place at the top of the hill and look over Silicon Valley.

Enjoy!


Like this comment
Posted by Mary
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Aug 9, 2007 at 10:42 am

The beauty of Foothill "Nature Preserve" (which is its official title) is that you don't have to 'do' anything, just BE. Take a picnic. There are many tables especially in Orchard Glen - so named for the many apple trees which once graced the place. Some still there. There is a nice easy walk around the lake, and yes, you can rent canoes. Call to see the days. See the Interpretive Center. Take a book - listen to the birds - inhale the silence and the clean air.
You can hike back to the Towle Campground (no autos) through the gate at Orchard Glen.
You will probably see deer and maybe the wild turkeys. Occasionally there is a coyote. And yes, there can be mountain lions in there. But I haven't seen one in three years, and that was iin the winter time. Enjoy.


Don't miss out on the discussion!
Sign up to be notified of new comments on this topic.

Email:


Post a comment

Posting an item on Town Square is simple and requires no registration. Just complete this form and hit "submit" and your topic will appear online. Please be respectful and truthful in your postings so Town Square will continue to be a thoughtful gathering place for sharing community information and opinion. All postings are subject to our TERMS OF USE, and may be deleted if deemed inappropriate by our staff.

We prefer that you use your real name, but you may use any "member" name you wish.

Name: *

Select your neighborhood or school community: * Not sure?

Comment: *

Verification code: *
Enter the verification code exactly as shown, using capital and lowercase letters, in the multi-colored box.

*Required Fields

And one more makes three
By Cheryl Bac | 0 comments | 8,650 views

Secretary of Plate
By Laura Stec | 3 comments | 2,730 views

New York College Tours
By John Raftrey and Lori McCormick | 1 comment | 1,218 views

Family Planning: Both Agree Before Getting Pregnant
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 824 views

 

Palo Alto Weekly Holiday Fund

For the last 23 years, the Palo Alto Weekly Holiday Fund has given away more than $4 million to local nonprofits serving children and families. When you make a donation, every dollar is automatically doubled, and 100% of the funds go directly to local programs. It’s a great way to ensure your charitable donations are working at home.

DONATE HERE