Discover Tomales Bay State Park and Other Marin County Parks

Sitting on the outskirts of Point Reyes National Seashore, Olema House is in a prime location for those looking to spend time surrounded by California nature. Whether you’re spending a day inside the national park, biking around area trails, or relaxing on the beach, there are plenty of ways to explore the beauty of Northern California. A great way to take in the scenery near our Point Reyes hotel is by visiting state parks in Marin County, including Tomales Bay State Park.

A Checklist of State Parks near Our Marin Coast Hotel

Exploring nearby state parks is a fantastic option for those looking to spend time outdoors while enjoying a slower-paced excursion. Some parks are a bit of a longer drive from your accommodation, but they make for an excellent day trip. These parks do require purchasing a day-use parking pass. 

Tomales Bay State Park

Located in nearby Inverness, Tomales Bay State Park has three distinct areas for visitors to explore, and each one is filled with beaches and hiking trails to explore. This 2,000-acre park is a great spot if you’re hoping to do a bit of wildlife viewing.

Samuel P Taylor State Park

If you’re looking to do a bit of hiking, biking, or horseback riding, visit Samuel P. Taylor State Park in Lagunitas. Sitting on 2,780 acres of wooded countryside and rolling hills, the park is named after the man who opened the first paper mill on the West Coast.

Petaluma Adobe State Historic Park

When you visit Petaluma Adobe State Historic Park, you are taking a step back in time to the 1800s. The home was once the primary residence of one of the most powerful men in the Mexican Province of California. Today, visitors can go on guided tours, visit the museum, and explore interpretive exhibits. 

Mount Tamalpais State Park

For breathtaking views, spend time at Mount Tamalpais State Park. This park features deep canyons, sweeping hillsides, and picturesque views from the upper mountain. There is also an outdoor theater that hosts plays and astronomy programs.

Olompali State Historic Park

Enjoy the Petaluma River and San Pablo Bay views as you wander Olompali State Historic Park. The Coast Miwok once inhabited a portion of the area that makes up the park for thousands of years. The 700-acre park includes hiking trails, former ranch buildings with adobe ruins, and grounds tours.

Surround Yourself in Nature at a Marin Coast Hotel

When you book your stay at Olema House, scenic views are all around you. Whether you’re exploring a state park like Tomales Bay State Park or relaxing on the great lawn at our Point Reyes hotel, you won’t have any difficulty finding ways to experience this beautiful environment.

Our 22-room hotel offers accommodations in various sizes and styles, which means you can select one that fits your taste and budget best. There are also two cottages if your group requires a bit more room. To learn more about the hotel, its amenities or on-site restaurants, and special offers, call 415-663-9000