Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Shoreline Lake

Trail length:  2 miles of trails. Can extend for several miles on the Bay Trail
Trail surface: Paved, and dirt
Trail ratings: Easy
Trail usage: Hikers, bicyclist, and wheelchairs

 Shoreline Lake, located off Hwy 101 in Mountain View, has become one my favorite places to visit. There are a few accessible trails to enjoy, and most of them are flat. Being an avid bird watcher and photographer, Shoreline is also a wildlife sanctuary to many species of migratory birds.

You also can enjoy the tranquil lake scene, and during the year, you can rent pedal boats, rowboats, canoes, kayaks, windsurfers, and sailboats. For a longer wheelchair hike, the Bay Trail runs next to it. This paved trail will take you to the Baylands Nature Preserve, another great bird watching area.

Lakeside Cafe, which is located next to the lake, offers a place to eat, accessible bathrooms, and handicap parking. It’s where we usually park.You can also access the other side of the lake by taking San Antonio Road, and there is a handicap parking spot at the far end of the parking lot. Because Shoreline Lake is so popular, it will sometime be crowded on the weekends.

For wheelchair users, this is a wonderful place to visit.

To see more of Shoreline Lake and its trails, 
please watch my video.

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