To thank the citizens of Marin for their support and to encourage those individuals and families who may not normally visit county parks where entry and/or parking fees are charged, Marin County Parks will waive those fees from Dec. 20 through Jan. 5 at McNears Beach in San Rafael, Paradise Beach in Tiburon and Stafford Lake in Novato.
This is a great opportunity to explore parks you and your family haven’t visited or haven’t seen in a while. All three offer great spots for fishing, bird watching, kite flying or a cold-weather picnic (bring hot chocolate and fire up the barbecue for a warm lunch). At McNears and Paradise, you can kayak, paddleboard and canoe in the bay. You can even take a polar-bear dip on New Year’s Day if you dare. At Stafford Lake, try out the renowned disc golf course or hike the little-known Stafford Lake Trail.
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