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Solano County Open Space is waiting for you!  At this time, all access is exclusively docent-guided. Please note that there are no water facilities or other amenities. 
 
Current activities at Solano Open Space include:
  Hiking
  Horseback riding
  Bird Watching
  Photography
  
 
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Below is a list of outdoor events taking place in Solano County in the next 30 days. To find events scheduled for a particular date, you may click the date on the calendar at the left.

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Tai Chi in the Park    Wednesday,  OCT  23, 2019
8:00 AM

SF BAY AREA TAI CHI —  City Park
Join the 8:00 a.m. morning classes in City Park every Wednesday – beginners through advanced. We practice the “108 step” Yang Form as well as Tai Chi Sword and Tai Chi Cane.
Leader: Paul Reinhertz
Location:
     425 Alabama St
     Vallejo  

 
Bocce on the Backroads    Friday,  OCT  25, 2019
BACKROAD VINES —  BackRoad Vines
One of the unique aspects of Suisun Valley’s BackRoad Vines is their BOCCE COURTS! The Bocce Ball courts are open to the public during regular tasting hours. The winery also hosts a bocce league! Are you interested in joining the Bocce Ball League? All levels of experience are welcome and new leagues start every quarter. Each team consists of 4 players. Teams play Friday nights and guests are welcome to come out and watch the fun. For more information, please contact Colleen by email.
Location:
     2221 Julian Lane
     Suisun Valley
     Fairfield  

 
Duck Camp    Friday,  OCT  25, 2019
CALIFORNIA WATERFOWL ASSOCIATION —  Grizzly Ranch
Duck Camp is a two-and-a-half day introduction to the art of waterfowling. The camp is designed to help new and beginner waterfowl hunters in the following areas: calling, decoy spreads, shooting, shot selection, distance judging, concealment, waterfowl identification, game laws, ethics, wild game preparation and hunting opportunities. For information or to register, visit the event page.
Registration is required.
Location:
     4179 Van Sickle Rd
     Suisun City  
DIRECTIONS: Turn onto Grizzly Island Rd from Highway 12 in Suisun City. After 5.4 miles, you will fork right and cross Montezuma Slough Rd. After 3.3 miles turn right onto Van Sickle Rd. (Note: you should see a white fence) After 0.4 miles turn right into Grizzly Ranch. In 0.7 miles, you will arrive at the Ranch.

 
Walk with Hannigan    Friday,  OCT  25, 2019
9:00 AM

COUNTY SUPERVISOR ERIN HANNIGAN —  Vallejo Waterfront
Join #TeamHannigan every Friday morning to walk and chat with the District 1 County Supervisor, Erin Hannigan. Everyone is welcome to come and get fit! Meet by the Ferry Building. Rain may cancel.
Leader: Erin Hannigan
Location:
     289 Mare Island Way
     Vallejo  

 
New Moon & Stargazing    Friday,  OCT  25, 2019
6:00 PM

PUTAH CREEK COUNCIL —  Lake Solano County Park
Join Lake Solano Docents for a free, guided nature walk appreciating the New Moon at Lake Solano Park on Friday, October 25, 6:15 PM to 8:30 PM. Meet at the Lake Solano Nature Center to begin your stroll along the trails of Lake Solano Park. Carla Murphy will be your guide for this evening event exploring the night skies. This is a good opportunity to learn some constellations and appreciate the quiet of the park at night! This tour is appropriate for any ages that are happy being out at that hour, and families and groups are welcome. Please prepare for the weather and variable conditions by bringing water, wearing sturdy shoes for rough terrain, and dressing in layers to protect from mosquitoes. The tour will be rescheduled in the event of poor weather. A blanket or camp chair is recommended. Continue to enjoy the park by renting a campsite for the weekend on a first-come, first-served basis. The evening's activities are free, and parking is $6 per vehicle payable at the east entrance to the Park, on the day use side (cash or check, exact change only). For more information or to register, visit us online. For questions in advance, contact Nina by email or (530) 795-3006.
Leader: Carla Murphy
Parking Fee: $6
Registration is required.
Location:
     8685 Pleasants Valley Road
       
DIRECTIONS: Lake Solano Park straddles Pleasants Valley Road, north of Vacaville and near the town of Winters. Pay the $6 parking fee and park on the east-side of Pleasants Valley Rd.

 
Garden Volunteer Day    Saturday,  OCT  26, 2019
9:30 AM

BENICIA STATE PARKS ASSOCIATION —  Forrest Deaner Native Plant Botanic Garden
We meet every Saturday from 9:30-11:30am in the Forrest Deaner Native Plant Botanic Garden located at the Benicia State Park Recreation Area for planting, weeding, and tending. Parking is free on Saturday Volunteer Days. Tell the Gate Attendant that you are going into the Park to work at the Garden.
Location:
     I-780 at Columbus Parkway
     Benicia State Park Recreation Area
     Benicia  

 
Pumpkin Patch Festival    Saturday,  OCT  26, 2019
9:30 AM

BAY AREA ELECTRIC RAILROAD ASSOCIATION —  Western Railway Museum
At the Pumpkin Patch, you can purchase your pumpkins, as well as snacks, drinks and other homemade specialties. There are plenty of activities at the pumpkin patch such as tractor rides, field maze, pumpkin chucking, petting zoo, pony rides and the giant hay bale fortress! All proceeds benefit the Western Railway Museum (a nonprofit educational institution) and the local Rotary Clubs who provide thousands of dollars to local community and youth activities each year. Non-member admission process are $14 for adults, $12 for seniors (65 and up), and $10 for children (ages 2 –14). Members prices are discounted. Prices include admission to the Museum and to the Pumpkin Patch, unlimited train rides, use of the Museum's spacious and shaded picnic grounds, and free parking. Tickets are available at the door or you may purchase them in advance online.
Location:
     5848 State Highway 12
     Suisun City  
DIRECTIONS: Highway 12 between Fairfield and Rio Vista.

 
Birds of Prey Hike    Saturday,  OCT  26, 2019
10:00 AM

SOLANO LAND TRUST & SOLANO COUNTY PARKS —  Lynch Canyon Open Space Park
Solano Land Trust and Solano County Parks are proud to present this popular series of birds of prey hikes of the winter migration season. Lynch Canyon is home to golden eagles and hawks. It is also a magnet for migrating and over-wintering birds of prey. It provides them with over 1,000 undeveloped acres where they can hunt and rest. Some feathered visitors come from as far away as the Arctic Circle. This hike will be between 4-6 miles. Meet in the parking lot. Space is limited. $10 per person. Pre-registration required online. **NOTE: There is a separate parking fee of $6 at Lynch Canyon, cash or check, payable to Solano County Parks.
Entrance Fee: $10
Parking Fee: $6
Location:
     3100 Lynch Road
     Vallejo  
DIRECTIONS: From I-80 East, take the Hiddenbrooke Parkway exit and follow the Lynch Canyon signs. From I-80 West, take the Red Top Road exit and follow the Lynch Canyon signs.

 
Pumpkin Patch Festival    Sunday,  OCT  27, 2019
9:30 AM

BAY AREA ELECTRIC RAILROAD ASSOCIATION —  Western Railway Museum
At the Pumpkin Patch, you can purchase your pumpkins, as well as snacks, drinks and other homemade specialties. There are plenty of activities at the pumpkin patch such as tractor rides, field maze, pumpkin chucking, petting zoo, pony rides and the giant hay bale fortress! All proceeds benefit the Western Railway Museum (a nonprofit educational institution) and the local Rotary Clubs who provide thousands of dollars to local community and youth activities each year. Non-member admission process are $14 for adults, $12 for seniors (65 and up), and $10 for children (ages 2 –14). Members prices are discounted. Prices include admission to the Museum and to the Pumpkin Patch, unlimited train rides, use of the Museum's spacious and shaded picnic grounds, and free parking. Tickets are available at the door or you may purchase them in advance online.
Location:
     5848 State Highway 12
     Suisun City  
DIRECTIONS: Highway 12 between Fairfield and Rio Vista.

 
Tai Chi in the Park    Wednesday,  OCT  30, 2019
8:00 AM

SF BAY AREA TAI CHI —  City Park
Join the 8:00 a.m. morning classes in City Park every Wednesday – beginners through advanced. We practice the “108 step” Yang Form as well as Tai Chi Sword and Tai Chi Cane.
Leader: Paul Reinhertz
Location:
     425 Alabama St
     Vallejo  

 
Canoe Tour    Sunday,  NOV  3, 2019
8:00 AM

PUTAH CREEK COUNCIL —  Lake Solano
Celebrate spring with a guided canoe tour at Lake Solano Park! This canoe adventure is from 8:15 AM - 10:30 AM and will be led by volunteer docent Linda Allison. Discover the wonders of Putah Creek through exploration, relaxation, and education. The tour is an opportunity to learn about life along the river and the special riparian forest that grows along its banks. The guided trip is limited to 14 guests. Children age 8 and older are welcome if accompanied by an adult. There will be a basic safety and paddling discussion before beginning. Canoes, paddles, and lifejackets will be provided free of charge. Participants may want to bring water, a hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen. You may get wet, so a change of clothes is recommended! Reservations are required. For more information or to register, click here. For questions in advance, contact Nina by email or (530) 795-3006.
Leader: Linda Allison and Zoey Heyer-Gray
Parking Fee: $6
Registration is required.
Location:
     8685 Pleasants Valley Road
       
DIRECTIONS: Lake Solano Park straddles Pleasants Valley Road, north of Vacaville and near the town of Winters. Pay the $6 parking fee and park on the east-side of Pleasants Valley Rd.

 
Women’s Waterfowl Hunt    Friday,  NOV  8, 2019
5:00 PM

CALIFORNIA WATERFOWL ASSOCIATION —  Grizzly Ranch
Join us for a 2-day mentored hunt at Grizzly Ranch, California Waterfowl’s flagship property in the Suisun Marsh, south of Fairfield. This is one of two Suisun Marsh women’s hunts for the season, and individual hunters may attend only one of the two. The other hunt is January 3-4 at CWA’s nearby Denverton property. This event is for women 21+ of all experience levels. For more information or to register, visit us online.
Leader: Sarahbeth Gonsalves
Registration is required.
Location:
     4179 Van Sickle Rd
     Suisun City  
DIRECTIONS: Turn onto Grizzly Island Rd from Highway 12 in Suisun City. After 5.4 miles, you will fork right and cross Montezuma Slough Rd. After 3.3 miles turn right onto Van Sickle Rd. (Note: you should see a white fence) After 0.4 miles turn right into Grizzly Ranch. In 0.7 miles, you will arrive at the Ranch.