Sam McDonald County Park in San Mateo County CA

Sam McDonald County Park in San Mateo County CA

Sam McDonald County Park - trail shot

The many park and open space preserves that surround the mid-peninsula and Silicon Valley cities are like jewels in a necklace, giving sparkle and adding value to our lives here. One of my favorites is Sam McDonald County Park in San Mateo County.

Google map to Sam McDonald Park

Located less than 45 minutes away from my office in downtown San Carlos, it makes a delightful getaway for a picnic, a hike or even an overnight. While the camp sites at the park are available only for organized youth group camping, two unique experiences await the lucky few, the Jack Brooks Memorial Horse Camp and the Sierra Club's Hiker's Hut.

picnic spot at Sam McDonald ParkThe beauty of the area begins with the drive 'over the hill' to the parking lot. Rarely do I find much to praise about parking lots, but this one is beautiful, ringed with trees, including redwoods, with forget-me-nots surrounding the pavement, and well-placed picnic tables and barbecues tucked away just off the asphalt. Restrooms and a drinking fountain are there, too.

deer at Sam McDonald County ParkPerhaps these snapshots and video clip will whet your appetite and tempt you to explore a new destination, or re-visit an old friend. Enjoy!


 

--- Come for a visit; Stay for a lifetime!

Lottie Kendall, Realtor®

Today | Sotheby's International Realty

San Carlos, California, 94070

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Comment balloon 8 commentsLottie Kendall • April 03 2011 01:41PM

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You have the most beautiful surroundings...I was looking at the post below...it is finally sunny and warm today; I am almost giddy...

I've missed reading you; just so busy lately...

Posted by Cindy Marchant, "Cindy in Indy" , Realtor, Fishers Real Estate (Keller Williams Indy NE 317-290-7775 www.marchantteam.com) over 6 years ago

Great photos and presentation, looks like a fun place to spend the day

Posted by Brian Doubleday, Ladera Ranch, Foothill Ranch, Lake Forest, Mission Viejo (Brian Doubleday - IML RealEstate - Orange County, CA Broker) over 6 years ago

You have let me revist an old friend. I discovered that park when I was working over in Lafayette. I’d take the weekends off and go exploring throughout the Bay Area. It was great!

Posted by Not a real person over 6 years ago

Hi Cindy -- aren't we lucky to be busy? I'm missing my Active Rain time, but do stop in for a few minutes each day--more when I can. I have a zillion ideas for posts, but no time to write them!

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco (Today | Sotheby's International Realty) over 6 years ago

Brian, thanks for stopping by - Sam McDonald Park is a little-known gem of a park, but one of my very favorite ones.. On the Google screen print, above, you'll notice how much open space we have (all the green area) --plenty of room for everyone. Wishing you a great week,

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco (Today | Sotheby's International Realty) over 6 years ago

Russel, I'm glad you know and appreciate Sam McDonald Park. It's quite different from Briones, or Mt. Diablo, or other parks near Lafayette. We're fortunate to have all this open space in the Bay Area.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco (Today | Sotheby's International Realty) over 6 years ago

Lottie, This is absolutely beautiful. I so enjoy your video blogs. You speak from the heart … naturally. Thank you!

Posted by Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Broker (KD Realty - 408.972.1822) over 6 years ago

We have so many beautiful places, don't we Kathleen? They refresh the soul and cheer the spirit. Wishing you a great week,

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco (Today | Sotheby's International Realty) over 6 years ago

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