Bay seniors don’t get the full-blown, red and gold tapestry of autumn colors that our New England compatriots delight in each fall. But there are spots around the Bay that do a pretty good job of convincing you that Boston is just over the hill. Take a ride out to Samuel Taylor Park on Sir Francis Drake Boulevard and bike or hike along the car-less Cross Marin Trail.
Down on the Peninsula Skyline Boulevard the leaves of maples and sycamores are dying but dazzling. For an even more intense show try the 3-mile hike on the Stevens Creek Nature Trail in the Monte Bello Open Space Preserve.
Not to be outdone the giant oaks along Arnold Drive and Warm Springs Road in Sonoma offers a fiery display as does Jack London State Park.