Whether you’re interested in history or you love escaping into nature, there is something for everyone to enjoy at Mare Island Shoreline Heritage Preserve. This 215-acre park is situated right on Mare Island, and it was off-limits to the public up until 2008.
Now, visitors are able to enjoy the gorgeous, unique Californian landscapes, the historic hilltop cemetery and the stunning water views that this popular natural area has to offer. Hike to the top of the park’s highest peaks to take in a view of the Carquinez Straits, then take a stroll down the eerie abandoned railroads that once served the neighboring areas. Bikers will love to take a challenging bike ride through the trails, while history buffs can spend hours reading the inscriptions on the centuries-old gravestones. Stop into the visitor’s center to take in more information about this unique attraction, and don’t forget to leave a small donation before leaving.
Mare Island Shoreline Heritage Preserve
1595 Railroad Avenue
Vallejo, CA 94592