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Biking Your Way Up, Down and Around Angel Island

By |August 22nd, 2014|

It’s the dream of any biking enthusiast living in a city: the opportunity to get away and ride freely without the bustle of cars or the slalom of pedestrians around you. Angel Island offers clean air, leisurely trails and breathtaking [...]

Historical Insights at the USIS

By |August 20th, 2014|

Nestled among Angel Island’s numerous bike paths, hiking trails and breathtaking views is a unique piece of American history: The United States Immigration Station. Of course, not all pieces of antiquity are happy ones and this one offers a unique [...]

Segway Around Angel Island!

By |August 11th, 2014|

It’s no secret that Angel Island offers some of the most spectacular views of the San Francisco Bay area, in addition to some wonderful historic treasures. We’ve already talked about many of the various hikes on the island, but if [...]

Great Hikes on Angel Island

By |July 25th, 2014|

Situated in the San Francisco Bay, Angel Island is one of the best and most active ways to take in your surroundings from sea level. There are many outdoor activities to fill your day, not least of which are the [...]

Explore the Alma this weekend on Angel Island

By |July 10th, 2014|

The historic schooner, The Alma, will be docked at Angel Island this Friday and Saturday. Fred Siemer, a German immigrant, constructed two scow schooners. Siemer named the first after his daughter, Adelia. The second one built at Hunter's Point was [...]


By |September 16th, 2013|

Yet another often asked question with a multilayered answer! Deer arrived on Angel Island by walking, swimming, and taking the boat. Angel Island was connected to the surrounding land about 10,000 years ago, so it’s possible that the deer could [...]

Mt. Livermore!

By |September 8th, 2013|

It seems downright irresponsible not to have a blog post on Mt. Livermore... so here it is! At an elevation of 788 feet, Mt. Livermore is the highest point on Angel Island. Hiking to the peak via the Sunset Trail [...]

The Hospital at Fort McDowell

By |August 25th, 2013|

Built in 1911, the hospital at Fort McDowell is one of Angel Island’s most accessible and fascinating buildings. Unlike other historic buildings on the island, visitors are permitted to explore the ground floor of this century old structure, where signs [...]

Angel Island’s Unsung Beaches

By |August 1st, 2013|

Those who take the time to visit Angel Island’s beaches are greatly rewarded. There are two main beaches and both are remarkable for their unmatched views of the San Francisco Bay and their uncrowded atmospheres. Many visitors don’t know about [...]

Ranger Casey Lee Gives Insight Into Island Living

By |July 15th, 2013|

A few weeks ago we addressed the top question asked by visitors, "what happens if you miss the boat" (Which you can find here). In continuing our ongoing exploration of the most frequently asked questions, we caught up with Park [...]

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