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Bike-and-Hike Day on the Newton B. Drury Parkway
March 5, 2016Free
Redwood National and State Parks invite everyone to enjoy a Bike-and-Hike Day on the Newton B. Drury Parkway this Saturday, March 5th. The Newton B. Drury Parkway through Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park will be closed to all motorized vehicles on Saturday providing an opportunity for park visitors to experience the parkway without the noise and sounds of cars and trucks. Come explore by foot, bicycle, skateboard, rollerblades, wheelchair or any other non-motorized vehicle. Dogs on leash are also welcome on the parkway, although are prohibited on the trails for the safety of pets and wildlife.
Newton B. Drury Scenic Parkway is a segment of the historic Redwood Highway parallel to Highway 101 six miles north of Orick, CA, and four miles south of Klamath, CA. Parking is available at the southern entrance to the parkway in designated spaces along adjacent to Elk Prairie.
The parkway has something for everyone—from families with young children looking for a safe and easy ride, to those looking for a more physically-challenging route. Much of the southern end of the parkway is relatively flat, while the hills of the northern portion offer require more expertise. Mark your calendar the first Saturday of Feb, March, April and May for recreation in the redwoods.
For more information about the first Saturday parkway closures or other ways to enjoy your parks, call the Redwood National and State Parks Information Office at (707) 465-7335, or stop by a Redwood National and State Parks visitor center between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Information is also available on the Redwood National and State Parks website at: www.nps.gov/redw