Our Educational Farm
At the farm, students meet our friendly goats. Our milking goats are “Sammy” and “Dottie”. We also have some new goat kids! Our farm is also home to a couple of friendly sheep, and “Mr. Peterman”, the llama.
We also visit our chickens and search for eggs in their nesting boxes. Those chickens will eat just about anything…even the food scraps we bring them!
The garden at the farm has lots of tasty vegetables growing in it. Depending on the time of year, our students get to harvest and taste broccoli, lettuce, beets, kale, onions, garlic, cabbage, turnips, carrots, squash, and much more! Students even get to learn about certain flowers that you can actually eat!
Sam MacDonald Park
Do remember when we hiked in the redwoods?
Do you remember how big and old the trees are?
You and your family can come to this amazing park to hike and explore.
Trees common to the redwood forest include the coastal redwood, Douglas fir, various varieties of oak and California bay trees. Trees found on the edge of the redwood forest in drier areas include madrone, California buckeye, and big leaf maple. The drier open areas abound in the springtime with a colorful display of beautiful wildflowers. Some of the prevalent types include sticky monkey flower, wood rose, sun cup and of course California poppy.
Many animals, although not often seen, make their home in the park. A few include deer, raccoon, fox, opossum, bobcat, woodpecker, jay, quail, garter and gopher snakes, banana slugs, and many more.
From 101 or 280: Take Highway #84 (Woodside-La Honda-San Gregorio Road) west to La Honda. Turn left 1/2 mile past village center in La Honda on the Pescadero Road. The park entrance is on Pescadero Road and 6 miles from the turn-off. From Hwy. #1: Take Pescadero Road turn-off. Go east on Pescadero Road about 11 miles to the park entrance.
Pescadero State Beach and Marsh
This beautiful beach has a mile-long shoreline with sandy coves, rocky cliffs, tide pools, fishing spots, and picnic facilities.
Across the highway is Pescadero Marsh Natural Preserve, a popular spot for bird watchers and other naturalists. The Reserve is a refuge for blue heron, kites, deer, raccoons, foxes, and skunks.
The beach is located 14.5 miles south of Half Moon Bay on Highway One.
Bean Hollow State Beach
The beach features fishing, picnicking, and beachcombing. Visitors can explore tide pools with anemones, crab, sea urchins, and other marine inhabitants. The beach also has a self-guided nature trail. Swimming is dangerous because of cold water, rip currents, and heavy surf.
On the San Mateo Coast, Bean Hollow is 17.5 miles south of Half Moon Bay and three miles south of Pescadero on Highway One.