Off the Beaten Path in Marin

Off the Beaten Path in Marin

Jake is ready for some pancakes! Photo Credit: @allymcfarland
Jake is ready for some pancakes! Photo Credit: @allymcfarland

Visiting Marin County? Not even all the locals are hip to the hike-in pancake breakfasts-with-a-view served up at the West Point Inn 1,785 feet above the Pacific on the shoulder of Mount Tamalpais. And even though the Summer of Love events are winding down across the Bay Area, you can still celebrate at one of Marin County’s favorite dog and family friendly food and music venues, Terrapin Crossroads.

It’s only a two-mile walk in if you take the Old Stage Road connecting to dog-friendly Marin County Municipal Water District trails. Dogs aren’t allowed in the building or on the deck of the rustic inn but can join you on the expansive picnic grounds outside. The menu includes flapjacks, sausage and coffee at $10 for adults and $5 for kids (add $1 for orange juice or a side of melon). Remaining dates are Sept. 10 and Oct. 8. No reservations necessary! For parking and hiking-trail options, click here.

Another much-loved Marin venue: Terrapin Crossroads, an indoor-outdoor San Rafael music venue founded by Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh. Its waterfront Backyard area is kid- and dog-friendly, offering bocce courts, play structures, food, beverage, the occasional yappy hour and frequent outdoor concerts. You never know who will pop in, but it’s a sure bet that kids, parents and dogs will love it!

Photo Credit: @allymcfarland

Posted on: August 17, 2017

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