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  • Treks and Tracks
    Surrounded by craggy peaks, three men in bright red helmets stand in the midst of wilderness, surveying the mountains around them as their group of hikers break for a snack on the rocky ground. This interface with the majesty of nature is all in a day's work for this trio of adventurers: Paul Mangasarian and Jakob and Daniel Laggner. Still, their passion for open-air exploration grows with each expedition they lead. Paul, Jakob, and Daniel cofounded Treks and Tracks with the dream of orchestrating excursions into nature that combine ancient means of travel?such as sailing, horseback riding, and hitchhiking on a centaur?with modern sports ranging from surfing to rock climbing. Though they focus on introducing novice outdoorsfolk to unspoiled wilderness around the world, Treks and Tracks' cofounders also strive to leave the awe-inspiring surroundings they visit as pristine as they found them by rigorously upholding practices of environmental stewardship on each expedition.
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    1 Bear Valley Rd.
    Point Reyes Station, CA US
  • Willow Tree Stables
    During guided tours, the experienced staff at Willow Tree Stables herds a small group of riders along sun-dappled trails amid 3,000 acres of Marin County's Open Space. The tours, which depart four times daily Tuesday?Sunday, allow explorers to trot past statuesque redwoods and lush greenery aboard gentle horses who whinny out directions to tour guides. The equine emporium's perch near the ocean lends itself to prime sightseeing opportunities, and sweeping views of high hilltops inspire the particularly eloquent journal entries of stallions.
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    3777 Vineyard Rd
    Novato, CA US
  • Kilham Farm
    Kilham Farm's multitalented staff members train horses and aspiring riders on a vista-filled, 62-acre plot nestled in the Nicasio Valley and bordered by creeks and ponds. Three separate training arenas provide indoor and outdoor venues for all-weather instruction in the art of equine bonding. After trainers pair specific ponies and riders based on experience, personality, and willingness to share sugar cubes, students receive individual instruction in essential grooming, tacking, and riding techniques. Beginner sessions include critical horsemanship training. In addition to covered arenas and large, well-lit barns with grooming areas and tack rooms, Kilham Farm hosts an outdoor sand arena and Grand Prix field. On the professional course, experienced students fine-tune jumping and riding abilities in full training programs designed to ready human and horse duos for statewide steeplechasing and steeple-wrestling competitions.
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    3431 Nicasio Valley Road
    Nicasio, CA US
  • Studio 4 Art
    Studio 4 Art is a hands on art studio for children. We are advocates for children and their creative needs offering classes, drop-in's and camps. Kid's as young as 20 months enjoy our classes and adults love to still act like kids using our drop-in options.
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    1133 Grant Avenue
    Novato, CA US
  • Finnegan's Marin
    Enjoy a casual night out at Finnegan's Marin, a local American restaurant. This place will leave you feeling satisfied no matter what kind of dietary needs you have. For your viewing pleasure, Finnegan's Marin also stocks TVs in the bar area. Let the kids come too! Little ones love the food and atmosphere at Finnegan's Marin just as much as their parents do. At Finnegan's Marin, the prime seating is on the patio. Come check out what all the buzz is about. Free wifi is on hand here as well. At Finnegan's Marin, your large or small group can be seated quickly and comfortably. Those that prefer some music with their meal will find live tunes at Finnegan's Marin. The restaurant's noise level can be somewhat straining on the vocal cords, so intimate get-togethers may be best enjoyed elsewhere. It can be a bit of a mob scene on the weekends, so don't take a chance on getting seated — best to call ahead and make a reservation. Wear what you like when you dine at Finnegan's Marin — the restaurant has a chill vibe just right for casual dining. Getting your food to go is also an option. In addition to street parking, there is a lot right around the corner, so finding a space shouldn't be an issue for drivers dining at the restaurant. Finnegan's Marin is a mid-priced establishment, with the average meal costing under $30. The menu at Finnegan's Marin includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner — stop by for your favorite meal.
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    877 Grant Ave
    Novato, CA US
  • Old Western Saloon
    Find your (new) favorite taproom — Old Western Saloon is a fantastic spot to share a round with friends. Old Western Saloon is fully loaded with TVs for your viewing pleasure. Youngsters don't need to sit out a trip to Old Western Saloon — it's super family-friendly and perfect for little diners and their folks. Old Western Saloon also serves live tunes with dinner, so visitors should wear their dancing shoes. The bar's "rush" is all weekend long, so diners should be prepared to wait for a table. Can't get enough of Old Western Saloon's tasty dishes? They also offer a catering service for parties and events. Easily accessible parking options are located near this dining establishment. Store your bike at one of the many racks outside of Old Western Saloon. You'll typically spend about $30 per person to dine at Old Western Saloon, so plan your budget accordingly. Plan ahead and get enough green to go around — cash is the only acceptable form of payment here. Chow down on breakfast, lunch, or dinner fare at Old Western Saloon — they're open for all three meals.
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    11000 California 1
    Olema, CA US

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