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OpenRoad With Doug McConnell

OpenRoad With Doug McConnell

With Doug McConnell

Monday, Apr 4, 2016 at 03:00 PM PDT

Marin City Parks and Trails

Marin City Parks and Trails

Visit Marin City and meet people committed to improving the health and well being of all the community’s residents in part through exercise outdoors in public parks and open spaces.

Tuesday, Apr 5, 2016 at 09:04 AM PDT

Climbing Mindego Hill

Climbing Mindego Hill

We’ll climb to the summit of Mindego Hill, part of a new preserve that’s opening to the public in early 2016. Along the way, we’ll find out about the preserve’s rich human and natural history and why cattle...

Tuesday, Apr 5, 2016 at 09:33 AM PDT

Free Nature and History Smartphone Tours

Free Nature and History Smartphone Tours

Learn about a free smartphone app now available for people wanting to take human and natural history tours on sections of the Bay Trail.

Tuesday, Apr 5, 2016 at 09:45 AM PDT

Tom Killion's Woodcut Masterpieces

Tom Killion's Woodcut Masterpieces

Be absolutely amazed by the unique and magnificent creations of famed woodcut print artist, Tom Killion.

Saturday, Jan 23, 2016 at 10:45 AM PST

Devil's Slide Trail

Devil's Slide Trail

Follow the route of a dangerous old highway on a safe new trail high above the Pacific. Walk the trail, admire the scenery, learn about the geological, ecological and highway histories of Devil’s Slide.

Saturday, Jan 23, 2016 at 04:32 PM PST

Sonoma Baylands Restoration

Sonoma Baylands Restoration

Watch nature begin to reclaim her ancient home as a levee more than a century old is breached and water from San Pablo Bay rushes in to form a brand new tidal wetland on a thousand acres of what had been a...

Thursday, Sep 7, 2017 at 11:34 AM PDT

Treasures of Our Public Lands

Treasures of Our Public Lands

A personal essay about the OpenRoad team's passion for our unique legacy of parks and open spaces here in the Bay Area and northern California.

Friday, Jan 20, 2017 at 02:42 PM PST

Stephen Joseph's Photography

Stephen Joseph's Photography

Meet Stephen Joseph and marvel at his photographs Stephen and see some of his latest photographs of Mt. Diablo, the Vasco Caves hidden in East Bay Hills and the ancient trees of Muir Woods.

Friday, Jun 30, 2017 at 11:02 AM PDT

Mount Umunhum

Mount Umunhum

Travel to the top of an iconic mountain towering above San Jose and Silicon Valley that's being restored and reopened to the public.

Wednesday, Jun 28, 2017 at 12:01 PM PDT

Jepson Prairie

Jepson Prairie

We’ll journey to a lovely lake in Solano County that only forms in winter rains… and gives birth to a rare relic of ancient California.

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ABOUT THE SHOW

OpenRoad with Doug McConnell takes viewers on journeys to explore the natural, historical and cultural treasures of the Bay Area and Northern California focusing principally in parks and open spaces protected by the public and made accessible to all people for all time.

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MEET DOUG MCCONNELL

Doug McConnell has hosted and produced many series, specials and news reports on commercial and public television since moving back to the Bay Area in 1983. Among his series was the legendary, "Bay Area Backroads," the longest-running television series in Bay Area broadcast history.

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