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Great Hiking and Walking Trails Around the Morro Bay Estuary

    Open spaces and hiking trails to explore rank high on our list of things we’re grateful for at the Morro Bay National Estuary Program. The land that surrounds the estuary is contoured by hills and valleys, studded with trees, and etched by creeks that take their time winding down to the salt marsh and entering bay. In short, it is a beautiful place that offers many opportunities for casual strolls and more strenuous treks. Whether you’re planning a much-needed walk after a festive family dinner, or looking for something fun to do on your day off, we have …

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Best Fall Hikes in Los Osos Near the Morro Bay Estuary

    The land that surrounds the Morro Bay estuary is contoured by hills and valleys, studded with trees, and etched by creeks that take their time winding down to the salt marsh and entering bay. In short, it is a beautiful place that offers many opportunities to get outside and explore. A study done by Stanford researchers shows that making time to enjoy the natural spaces around us by hiking, walking, or even just visiting with friends in natural spaces can decrease stress and may lessen the risk of depression. During the study, they asked participants to take a …

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Opt Outside this Fall with Hikes Around Morro Bay

A view from the Elfin Forest during the summer.

    The land that surrounds the Morro Bay estuary is contoured by hills and valleys, studded with trees, and etched by creeks that take their time winding down to the salt marsh and entering bay. In short, it is a beautiful place that offers many opportunities to get outside and explore. But, as summer winds down, students head back to school, and the sun starts to set earlier in the day, many of us spend more time inside than out. Studies show that making time to enjoy the natural spaces around us by hiking, walking, or even just visiting …

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Photograph Friday: Morro Bay Skies

    Morro Bay is well-known for the marine layer that often covers the bay and the surrounding towns. (Read John Lindsey’s recent article about how El Nino made this year’s June gloom and no-sky July even stronger.) But the sky above the estuary and watershed has many different moods. On this Photograph Friday, we want to share a few of our favorite photographs of Morro Bay skies with you.         We hope you might share some of your favorite photographs with us before our Textures of Morro Bay Photo contest closes at midnight tonight. Subscribe to get …

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