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Dates: 1/1/2017 - 12/31/2017
City / State: Benicia, CA
Event Name: Historic - Solano County
Event Type: Year Round Walk
Event ID: 105159 2017/Y0213
Distance - Trail Ratings: 10km / 5km - 1A
Description: M-F 7am, Sat & Sun 8am, Finish by dusk. First Street Cafe is closed major holidays. Benicia was once the early California State Capital. The State Capitol Building is a jewel. It is well worth visiting. Early on, before bridges, the railroad ended in Benicia at the Carquinez Strait. The trains were ferried by boat across the Carquinez Strait so they could continue on their way. The railroad depot is still standing. Pony Express riders continued on to Benicia if they missed the riverboat in Sacramento. The mail must go through. The town of Benicia is full of early California historic buildings, wonderful restaurants and creative shopping. The route goes past the first capitol building of California, through historic downtown Benicia with its many shops, around the marina and on part of the Bay Area Trail along the Carquinez Straits. There is an approximate 50 yd section of dirt trail. Try to plan your walk so you can enjoy the great food at the start point.
Amenities: Strollers: Easy | Wheelchairs: Medium | Pets: Yes | Restrooms: Yes
Special Programs: This event doesn't have any special Programs assigned.
Start Times: Mon-Fri, 7am; Sat & Sun 8am, Finish by dusk
Location: First Street Cafe
Start Point / Driving Directions: 440 First St, 94510. From I-80 or I-680, take I-780 to Benicia. Take Second St exit, turn Left. Turn Right at Military E, then Left on First St. Parking on First St limited to two hours. Side streets are unlimited and there is free city parking lot one block E of First St on E St.
Awards & Fees: IVV Credit Only
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Host Club: Vaca Valley Volks
Contact: Howard McGill (707) 447-9431
Website: www.vacavolks.org
E-Mail Contact: hiwayhowie@aol.com