Celebrate Earth Day in the Headlands with the Marin Headlands Hostel and our park partners!
From 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Sunday, April 17, join seven Golden Gate National Recreation Area organizations for guided hikes, arts and crafts, open artist studios, native species plantings, and healthy, local food.
The Marin Headlands Hostel is hosting an open house, including:
- Hostel tours from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
- A postcard-writing station (stamps provided!)
- Fun, kid-friendly games run by our Hostel Adventures Program naturalists
- Face painting
- And an on-going raffle concluding with a grand prize drawing at 3:30 p.m.
Other event highlights throughout the park include:
- Open studios and a "homemade lunch" at the Headlands Center for the Arts and their Mess Hall Cafe.
- Naturalist-led hikes, open science labs, stewardship projects, and crafts at the Headlands Institute.
- Native plant transplanting and potwashing at the Marin Headlands Native Plant Nursery.
- Docent-led tours (at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m.) and a scavenger hunt at the Marine Mammal Center.
- Spring wildflower hikes and marine and garden activities through the Point Bonita YMCA (hikes leave from the Marin Headlands Visitor Center, activities and an open house are at the YMCA itself).
- Lighthouse viewing and hiking near the Point Bonita Lighthouse.
Since this is an Earth Day celebration, visitors are encouraged to bike or take public transit to the park -- the MUNI 76 bus line between downtown San Francisco and the Marin Headlands Visitor Center runs this day (and every Sunday) from 9:30 a.m. to 7:15 p.m.
Stay at the historic Marin Headlands Hostel, a coastal retreat just 5 miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge.