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If you’ve been thinking about checking out this cool West Marin town this could be a good weekend for a visit, with the Winter Faire happening at the Bolinas Community Center. They’ll have arts & crafts from local artists, food, drink, and Santa will be there from 11:00-4:30 on Saturday. It’s just north of Stinson Beach and easy to miss because there are no signs for the turn off, and apparently the locals like it that way. We like to drive out to through Fairfax to Olema and head south to Bolinas. The drive is beautiful and only about 50 minutes from San Anselmo.Â More info at www.bocenter.org.
If you are up for a good day hike, the Matt Davis/Steep Ravine loop is one of the best in Marin. The half way point is Stinson Beach, where you can relax for the day at the beach or grab lunch at one of the quaint cafes in town. I did this hike over the weekend and had forgotten how beautiful the redwoods and mossy trees can be. The single track trail hugs the creek so that you hear the trickling of water as you walk. There are fallen trees that you’ll need to duck under and a ladder to climb makes it fun, especially if you have kids with you.Â Â Although there are many people on the trail, it’s very relaxing and at times you’ll find yourself completely alone.Â The quiet and tranquility are amazing.
I canâ€™t stress enough the importance of dressingÂ in layers because it can be very cool under the shade of the redwoods (which is 60% of the hike) and then can become very warm once you get into the open and closer to Stinson Beach.Â You also never know what you will get once you get to Stinson, as the restaurant was sunny when we arrived there but the beach was foggy–only a couple hundred yard difference.Â The trail to Stinson is mainly downhill so also be prepared for the hike back up.Â For those who just want to go downhill, you can always take the bus back.
We saw a wide variety of people on the trail, from kids to grandparents, so donâ€™t miss out on an unforgettable hike. It’s a great outing any time of the year and really under any weather conditions. The water level is higher in winter and spring but during the summer the creek is still active.
- Where to start: Park at Pantoll parking area (there is a fee of $8)
- How to get there: From Hwy 101 exit W on Hwy 1 for 3.3 miles, right on Panoramic Hwy for 4.9 miles to the Pantoll parking area.Â From Mill Valley, go up Miller and take a left on Montford to Molino to Edgewood to Panoramic Hwy then 4.9 miles to the Pantoll parking area.
- Distance: 7.0 round trip (it takes about an hour downhill and hour and half up)
- Difficulty: Steep in some places and one area has a ladder to climb
What is happening in Stinson Beach Real Estate?
The Stinson Beach real estate market is relatively flat right now.Â The home of homes for sale and the average time it takes to sell them (days on the real estate market) are basically unchanged.Â Stinson Beach home prices also appear to be at a plateau.
| 7-day stats for Single Family properties in
STINSON BEACH, CA as of August 28, 2009
|Median List Price||$2,150,000||Average List Price||$2,645,700|
|Total Inventory||30||Price per Square Foot||$1,100|
|Average Home Size||1,826||Median Lot Size||11,238|
|Average # Beds||2.80||Average # Baths||2.32|
|Homes Absorbed||1||Newly Listed||2|
|Days on Market||202||Average Age||38|