Get up, get ready, and get outdoors! UC Davis Arboretum Walk among more than 22,000 types of trees, plants, and shrubs in this outdoor museum. Stretching along the south side of campus, the Arboretum offers a serene Native American Contemplative Garden and picnic areas in the redwood grove.
The Davis Bike Loop Davis has earned its reputation as "Bicycle Capital of the U.S." because of its high volume of bicycle use, renowned system of bike paths and cyclist-friendly facilities, and supportive City and University programs. In order to promote a safe and efficient environment for bicycling, the Davis Bike Loop forms a 12 mile long route consisting of bicycle traffic lanes along greenbelts and roadways that give the rider a complete view of Davis.
Yolo Basin Wildlife Area Watch tens of thousands of waterfoul and shorebirds resting and feeding just east of Davis from October through April. Capay Valley Is culinary tourism more your style? Head up into the Capay Valley where over 20 local organic farms offer farm tours and events throughout the year.
Capay Organic Visit the home of Farm Fresh To You CSA service, for one of their tractor-tram tours or sign up for one of their annual farm-to-fork dinner events.
Cache Creek Canyon Regional Park Explore the 700 acre park at your leisure year-round, or schedule your guided one or two-day white-water rafting trip down the Cache Creek in the spring and summer months.
Stebbins Cold Canyon Reserve Hike this nature reserve year-round to explore the impressive landscapes, views of Lake Berryessa and the plant and animal communities of the region. This University of California nature reserve is located just six miles west of Winters.
Lake Berryessa Cool off from those warm summer temperatures, plan a weekend on the lake in a houseboat, or enjoy bird watching by the Monticello Dam. Whatever your outdoor recreation needs are, Lake Berryessa has something for everyone.
Quail Ridge Wilderness Conservancy Eager to learn about California's natural history or ecological challenges? Let Quail Ridge take you on an eye opening hike of the tranquil reserve.
And if you’re an avid hiker, check out the opportunities you’ll find at www.yolohiker.org.