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Just a couple of miles west from downtown Benicia, there is an area of tidal wetland which is protected by the government. This area is called Benicia State Recreation Area, and the marshes here are home to a multitude of species, including birds, and mammals such as river otters, beavers, coyotes, and muskrats. Bird lovers may find Rails including the California Clapper Rail, the Black Rail, and the Virginia Rail, as well as yellowthroats and Suisun Song Sparrows. There are over 2.5 miles of paved paths at Benicia State Recreation Area, which are great for walking, biking, running, roller skating, and taking a leashed dog for a stroll. There are beautiful views at Dillon’s Point, and a picnic area available for visitors.
1 State Park Rd, Benicia, CA 94510, Phone: 707-648-1911
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