Skip the ties and coffee mugs this Father’s Day and give your dad something he’ll really enjoy: a Sunday in a California State Park. There are dozens of events statewide this Sunday, so you’re sure to find something to fit your family’s interests. Here are just a couple:
Big Basin Redwoods State Park: Father’s Day Walk Celebrate Father’s Day by honoring some of the remarkable men who lived in, worked in, and fought for Big Basin. Living history re-enactments bring you back in time where you’ll meet pioneer settlers, Big Basin founders and early park rangers Stroll through the majestic old-growth redwoods on this half-mile, 1.5 hour guided walk. Wheelchair and stroller accessible. Meet at Park Headquarters.Call (831) 338-8860 for more information.
California State Railroad Museum: Diesels & Dads Treat dad to some rail-related “eye candy” when seven rarely-seen diesel locomotives from the museum’s impressive collection will be on special display for one day only. Dad will enjoy taking a memorable and relaxing weekend excursion train ride that is reminiscent of train travel from an earlier era. Those aboard are treated to a six-mile, 40-minute roundtrip excursion along the levees of the Sacramento River. Same-day general admission weekend excursion train ride tickets are available in-person on a first-come, first serve basis starting at 10:30 a.m.at the Sacramento Southern Railroad ticket office. Tickets to ride the first-class El Dorado are available to book online in advance at www.californiastaterailroadmuseum.org