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OpenRoad With Doug McConnell

OpenRoad With Doug McConnell

With Doug McConnell

Portola Expedition Anniversary

441 Portola Expedition Anniversary

Anniversary of the first Europeans to see San Francisco Bay (Published Thursday, April 11, 2019)

We’ll follow the route of the first Europeans to lay eyes on San Francisco Bay 250 years ago this November.  We’ll see where they nearly starved but found sustenance and support from native Ohlone people who guided them safely from village to village up the San Mateo coast to modern-day Pacifica.  


Ohlone-Portola’ Heritage Trail

Big Basin State Park

San Mateo County Parks

California Coastal Trail

Golden Gate National Recreation Area

Sanchez Adobe Park

City of  Pacifica

City of San Bruno

City of Palo Alto Parks and Open Space

Filoli Estate

Peninsula Open Space Trust

Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District

San Bruno Community Foundation

San Mateo County Parks Foundation

San Mateo County Historical Association

San Mateo/Silicon Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau

OpenRoad is made possible in part by support from these public and non-profit institutions that are committed to caring for our special environmental and historical legacies and inviting us to join them.