Coyote Hills Regional Park was dedicated to public use in 1967. Comprised of 1,266 acres of marshland and rolling grassland covered hills, this busy park is located along the eastern shore of San Francisco Bay, northwest of the cities of Fremont and Newark. The most popular visitor activities by far are bicycling, walking, bird watching, jogging, nature exploration, and picnicking. Well used every season of the year, spring, summer, and fall tend to be the most popular. But the park’s winter beauty is wonderful to behold. Coyote Hills Visitor Center contains educational displays and exhibits as well as the Possum’s Pocket Nature Store. The exhibits portray the Ohlone way of life, and include a tule reed boat constructed by park staff and volunteers using Native American methods. Other exhibits cover the park’s natural history and wildlife. The Coyote Hills Visitor Center is open 10am to 4pm, Wednesday through Sunday. Open houses, guided tours, and school programs are offered at a more than 2,000-year-old Tuibun Ohlone Village site. During these programs, visitors can enter an Ohlone-style family house, sweat house, and shade shelter. Public access to the site is by reservation only. Call the visitor center at (510) 544-3220 for information.