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Davis to Martinez Amtrack Station

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Davis to Martinez Amtrack Station

Use a prevailing north wind to help push you to Martinez, find a good place to eat, and then take the train home. Or make your way to Davis and stay the weekend!

Downtown, Davis CA

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Davis to Dunnigan Hills

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Davis to Dunnigan Hills

Explore the southern edge of the Dunnigan Hills, which is some of Yolo County’s best wine country. This is a really nice ride in the springtime. You’ll pass by Cache Creek Preserve at mile 14.5 and mile 49; it’s a nice spot to rest, bird watch. Water/porta-johns available.

Downtown, Davis CA

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Ride, Cat & Coffee

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Ride, Cat & Coffee

This is a relative short ride from Davis to Woodland. Refueling happens at Dead Cat Alley in Woodland.

Dead Cat Alley, Woodland CA

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Cantelow Mix

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Cantelow Mix

As aggressive a ride as you will find in Yolo County, this route takes in all of Cantelow and some of isolated, steep Mix Canyon. Good for legs and lungs.

Mix Canyon Rd, Yolo County CA

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Moscowite Trail

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Moscowite Trail

Another DBC Sunday Morning Climbing Clinic: Out-and-Back to Moskowite Corner. For a 30-mile option, park and ride from the Lake Solano rest area (Pleasants Valley Road and Highway 128); you will still get all of the climbing.

El Rio Villa, Winters CA

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Steiger Can’t Elope

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Steiger Can’t Elope

A favorite of the Davis Bike Club for their Sunday Morning Climbing Clinic. NOTE: There are no water, food, or bathroom facilities on this route once you leave Winters.

Downtown, Winters CA

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Davis to Suisun/Fairfield Amtrak Station

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Davis to Suisun/Fairfield Amtrak Station

This is a relatively flat route from the Davis Amtrak station to the Suisun/FF Amtrak station. Route skirts Vacaville on the north side, but it’s easy to jog into town for all amenities including a bike shop.

Downtown, Davis CA

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Backroads of Winters

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Backroads of Winters

Explore some lovely backroads out of Winters, passing farmlands and orchards.

Winters Backroads, Winters CA

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City of Davis Wetlands

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City of Davis Wetlands

An ongoing project that preserves and restores native habitats and the wildlife they support. Open to public to view birds and other wildlife or you can take a tour. Located at 45400 County Road 28H, Davis. Open to the public February 15 through August 31, seven days a week, 7-1. September 1 through February 15, Mondays only, 7-1. Located on County Road 28H.

(530) 757-4828

Davis, CA

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Yolo County Historical Museum/Gibson House

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Yolo County Historical Museum/Gibson House

This museum houses collections of furnishings and artifacts depicting the various eras from the 1850s to the 1930s. They also host various events and display changing exhibits on subjects related to the history of Yolo County.

(530) 666-1045

512 Gibson Road, Woodland CA 95695

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Sugarland Horse Park

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Sugarland Horse Park

Guided horseback trail rides, farm tours, and birthday parties in a beautiful country setting. Sugarland also offers horse boarding, riding lessons, and training. The facility stages horse shows, dog shows, and other events.

(916) 842-1579

41070 County Road 18C , Woodland CA

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Stebbins Cold Canyon Reserve

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Stebbins Cold Canyon Reserve

This reserve is open year round for hiking, bird watching, guided tours, and plain old fun in Mother Nature.

(530) 752-6949

Highway 128 six miles west , Winters CA

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Rocknasium

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Rocknasium

Davis’ premier indoor climbing facility with 23 walls and endless climbing possibilities for beginners and experts alike. No experience necessary and walk-ins are welcome; instruction and classes available. Open weekdays 11-11, Saturday 10-9, Sunday 10-6.

(530) 757-2902

720 Olive Dr., Suite Z, Davis CA

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Explorit Science Center

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Explorit Science Center

Explorit engages children and adults in hands-on science discovery. The center offers everyone the chance to “Think it… Try it… Explorit”. Open by reservation only.

(530) 756-0191

3141 5th St. , Davis CA

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Woodland Farmers Market

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Woodland Farmers Market

One of Northern California’s best farmers markets! They are located in Woodland, CA at two locations both Saturday mornings and Tuesday evenings. All goods are sourced from within an hour of Woodland and help support local businesses and farmers!

Saturday Market - First Street across from the Woodland Library; Tuesday Market - Dignity Health Hospital on Cottonwood Street, Woodland CA

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Sacramento RiverTrain

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Sacramento RiverTrain

Travel through Yolo County aboard the Sacramento RiverTrain – full of family fun! Excursion trips and trains that celebrate the holidays (Easter egg hunts, pumpkins, panning for gold, and a very big Christmas Train) are just the start. Call for boarding location and train schedules.

(800) 866-1690

400 N Harbor Blvd., West Sacramento CA

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Napa Valley Fly Guides

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Napa Valley Fly Guides

Enjoy half-day and full-day guided fly-fishing trips for visitors on Putah Creek, our local, wild trout river. All needed gear is provided, plus your favorite non-alcoholic drinks on the river; the full-day trip comes with lunch. Give us a call, or e-mail napavalleyflyguides@gmail.com.

(707) 294-4738

Yolo County, CA

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Sugarland Horse Park

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Sugarland Horse Park

Guided horseback trail rides, farm tours, birthday parties in a beautiful country setting. Sugarland also offers horse boarding, riding lessons, and training. The facility also hosts horse shows, dog shows, and other events.

(916) 842-1579

County Road 18C, Woodland CA

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Hiking

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Hiking

To find the best hiking destinations please visit Yolo Hiker.

Yolo County, CA

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Cache Creek Conservancy

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Cache Creek Conservancy

This is a splendid 130-acre property on lower Cache Creek offering hiking trails, wildlife viewing, and bird watching. June to October hours: weekday’s 9-noon. October through May hours: weekdays 9-3 Monday-Friday, every third Saturday 9-2.

(530) 661-1070

County Road 20, Woodland CA

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Quail Ridge Wilderness Conservancy

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Quail Ridge Wilderness Conservancy

Offering hikes and workshops that help people understand California’s natural history and ecological challenges. Come see a variety of species. Check website for tours and events. By appointment only. Located by Lake Berryessa just past Winters.

(530) 758-1387

Yolo County, CA

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West Area Pond

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West Area Pond

This large habitat area has been recently renovated to improve its habitat value. A bike path runs along the eastern edge of the pond, offering many excellent wildlife viewing opportunities. Located east of Lake Blvd. and north of Arlington Blvd. Directions: Go south on Denali Drive from Covell Blvd, then turn west on Isle Royale Lane. The path extends to the pond.

Davis, CA

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UC Davis Arboretum

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UC Davis Arboretum

This living outdoor museum has more than 22,000 types of trees, plants, and shrubs. Open daily, 24 hours a day and free of charge.

(530) 752-4880

Located on the UC Davis Campus, Davis CA

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Julie Partansky Pond

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Julie Partansky Pond

Several different viewing areas give an excellent opportunity to observe the wildlife that lives in and visits this habitat area.

202 Lindo Place, Davis CA

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Davis TransMedia Art Walk

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Davis TransMedia Art Walk

Offering artist and curator lead art walking tours of the top transmedia art walk in the United States. Guided walking tour ends with a private luncheon and tour of the John Natsoulas Center of the Arts. This tour and lunch is available for a minimal fee and lasts between 2-3 hours. Tours are on Saturday and Sunday at 10am by appointment only. Featuring the famous works of the Davis Mural Team. To download the map for a self-tour, click here,.

(530) 756-3938

Downtown Davis, CA

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Village Homes

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Village Homes

A 240-home, 60-acre development designed in 1975 to recreate a traditional sense of community and to conserve energy and water in the most efficient way possible. This development has had many foreign dignitaries and notables from the U.S. and has been the subject of many documentaries on the environment and the future. Tours are available by appointment.

Davis, CA

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UC Davis Arboretum Tours

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UC Davis Arboretum Tours

A living museum of 22,000 types of trees, plants and shrubs. Check their website for weekly docent lead tours. Located on the UC Davis Campus in Davis.

(530) 752-4880

920 Garrod Dr, Davis CA

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UC Davis Campus Tours

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UC Davis Campus Tours

Take a guided tour through most of the major sites on campus and learn about the departments, disciplines and programs. Guided tours by reservation only.

(530) 752-8111

1 Shields Ave, Davis CA

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Sacramento RiverTrain

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Sacramento RiverTrain

Travel through Yolo County following the Sacramento RiverTrain during these seasonal dinner trains and events. They offer general dinner trains as well as themed trains including train robbery, murder mystery, holiday trains, and Thomas the Train. Call for boarding location and train schedule.

(800) 866-1690

341 Industrial Way, Woodland CA

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City of Davis Wetlands

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City of Davis Wetlands

The Wetlands is one of the city’s most valuable open space resources providing wildlife habitat, flood control, advanced waste water and storm water treatments, recreational and environmental learning opportunities. Tours are offered the first Saturday of each month.

(530) 757-4828

City of Davis Wetlands , Davis CA

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UC Davis Animal Barn Tours

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UC Davis Animal Barn Tours

Take a tour of the Animal Science department research and training facilities on campus. Guided tours by reservation only.

(530) 754-4156

448 La Rue Rd, Davis CA

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Yolo Wildlife Area

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Yolo Wildlife Area

Tens of thousands of waterfowl and shorebirds can be seen resting and feeding during the winter and spring migrations. Don’t miss the bats taking flight at dusk! Call or visit their website for information about guided tours.

(530) 757-3780

45211 Co Rd 32B, Davis CA

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