San Mateo County Parks – Huddart and Woodside Store

Red and Blue
Red and Blue
Woodside Store Complex
Woodside Store Complex

I visited two more San Mateo County Parks yesterday. Just in case you haven’t figured it out, my current project is to visit all the San Mateo County Parks. Huddart is a large park with many hiking trails. The parks extends from just outside Woodside up to Skyline Drive. You could spend a lot of time there; I only did a small segment. There’s redwoods, madrone and other trees. There are a lot of picnicking areas and shelters. There’s also a large grassy area that’s probably busy on weekends.

Woodside Store is a restored 1880s complex. It is a San Mateo County Park operated by the San Mateo County Historical Association. Admission is free and it would be easy to spend a hour or two looking the place over.

On the way home I stopped at Woodside Bakery for coffee. While the coffee is good, the pastries just fine, there’s no seating and the place is pricy – a medium coffee goes for $2.75. Bucks is right next door and, if you have the time, that’s a good place for breakfast/lunch. And, who knows, you might run into a venture capitalist.

Check out the Gallery for the day here. For the photographers out there, the shot of the Woodside Store complex was done using HDR software – there are five frames. I used Enfuse which is free. It’s a Unix program – think command line – so if you’re not familiar with that, it’s probably not for you. I’m not a big an of HDR but this one seems OK.