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Point St. George Heritage Area

Point St. George Heritage Area

This is the third most western promontory in the lower 48 states. Hike coastal bluffs with exceptional viewpoints for whales and bird watching. It also provides one of the few places in the county with spectacular 360 degree views ot the ocean and surrounding coastal mountain ranges. There is also a trail leading to the beach for fishing, beachcombing, and surfing. One of the best times to go is in late March, during the dawn hours, when Aleutian Geese lift…

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Kule Loklo

Kule Loklo

This replica Coast Miwok village has trail side exhibits that briefly describe the traditional ways of life of the first inhabitants of the Point Reyes peninsula. Allow 1 hour to tour Kule Loklo. Park at the north end of the Bear Valley Visitor Center parking lot and follow the signs to Kule Loklo. Time Period Represented: 3,000 years before present Hours Open: Daily, sunrise to sunset. Seasons Open: Year round but muddy in rainy season. Visitor Fees: Free Visitor Restrictions…

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Bloody Island Historical Landmark

Bloody Island Historical Landmark

Bloody Island — Bo-No-Po-Ti One-fourth mile west is the island called Bo-No-Po-Ti (Old Island), now Bloody Island. It was a place for native gatherings until May 15, 1850. On that date, a regiment of the 1st Dragoons of the U.S. Cavalry, commanded by Capt. Nathaniel Lyon and Lt. J.W. Davidson, massacred nearly the entire native population of the island. Most were women and children. This act was in reprisal for the killing of Andrew Kelsey and Charles Stone who had…

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