Hopmonk Tavern Novato 224 Vintage Way, Novato, CA94945 After creating two successful taverns in Sebastopol and Sonoma, Dean Biersch of Gordon Biersch microbrew fame opened…More Hopmonk Tavern Novato in November 2012. The Vintage Oaks Shopping Center location previously served as home for a Shane Co. jewelers and the short-lived Southern Pacific Smokehouse. Hopmonk features a top-flight selection of craft beers and wine, excellent food that's a big step up from typical pub grub, a gorgeous biergarten with fountains, and live music in the separate Session Room.
State of California Parks Department, Marin Sector office 8901 Redwood Hwy, Novato, CA94945 The state parks office at Olompali State Historic Park oversees four parks in Marin County: Samuel P. Taylor, China…More Camp, Mount Tamalpais, Tomales Bay as well as the state historic parks at Marconi Conference Center and Olompali. Marin County is renowned for its natural beauty and the parks staff works hard to preserve and promote the state lands set aside for camping and other recreation. The office on the Olompali grounds, just north of the Novato border, is home to sector superintendent Joanne Danielson, a film and special event coordinator and a part of the administrative staff. A ranger position and one maintenance position are open as of October 2010. Other state parks personnel nearby are based at Angel Island and the district office in Petaluma.
Rocky's Moving 1887 Marion Ave, Novato, CA94945 Rocky's Moving is a family-owned and operated moving operation, serving individuals as well as commercial businesses in…More all of Marin County and beyond. It is available for moves daily, and it strives to make your experience as stress-free as possible. Rocky's Moving has large trucks able to accommodate any size move, with plenty of room for large items like a pianos or organs. In addition to typical moving services, the staff can also provide professional packing and help with your house projects, whether you're just moving furniture around or staging your home for an open house. For more information about the services and pricing, please call or visit Rocky's Moving online.
At 98 acres, O'Hair Park is the largest owned by the city of Novato, but it's also the least developed. It is…More situated at the junction of Novato Boulevard and Sutro Avenue in the northwest corner of the city -- basically where suburban civilization and rural West Marin meet. From the intersection it runs west all the way to Stafford Lake County Park and south to the backyards of homes on Michelle Circle, Trish Drive and Daryl Avenue.
The park is open space, wild vegetation and dirt trails other than the leased-out Morning Star Farm equestrian center at Novato/Sutro intersection and the Dogbone Meadow dog park a half mile west. The Rueben Kaelher Trail, which runs east-west through the park, is popular with residents and horseback riders because of the proximity to Morning Star and the San Marin/Pleasant Valley neighborhoods. Novato Creek also runs east-west through the park and attracts all sorts of wildlife.
Another trail leads to the south, up part of Little Mountain (the highest point in the park at more than 900 feet) and into the Verissimo Valle hills, Indian Tree Open Space and up to the Bay Ridge Trail. Along with nearby Mount Burdell and its trails, these O'Hair Park trails are prime sources of recreation in North Novato.
Parking is along Sutro just south of Morning Star Farm and San Marin High School. Other trails start near Dogbone Meadow and at the west end of Center Road.