Obviously you don't have to do anything except venture outside to be fully engulfed by nature's beauty in West Marin. However, there are a couple of specific opportunities to delve slightly deeper into the understanding of these spectacular surroundings.
A true treasure is the Audubon Canyon Ranch. An environmental conservation organization founded in 1962, this guardian of nature oversees the protection of 5 main preserves in Marin and Sonoma counties. The Martin Griffin Preserve is in Stinson Beach and is a 1000 acre wildlife sanctuary where one may view over 60 species of shore and seabirds, as well as harbor seals and various mammals and reptiles. Visitors are welcome and wonderful tours are available.
27 miles off the coast is the Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary, a marine ecosystem boasting over 23 species of marine mammals including whales and dolphins. On a clear day, the Farallons may be seen from our back deck and if you love being on a boat, we highly recommend booking a trip out there. The Oceanic Society operates seasonal tours that depart from Sausalito, just on the other side of Mt. Tam.
And of course, Mt. Tamalpaias, Muir Woods, Pt. Reyes...the list goes on and on. All within a few miles and offering unlimited opportunities to surround yourselves with the extraordinary natural environment that this area has to offer.