Tuesday, April 24, 2018

101 North: Kelseyville, Clear Lake area, Clear Lake State Park


Clear Lake State Park  5300 Soda Bay Rd., in Kelseyville, 3.5 mi. NE of town (9 mi. from Lakeport via scenic back road), west lake, (707) 279-4293.  Daily sunrise-sunset.  $8/vehicle.  Campsites available; lakeside cabins.  Located on the shores of the lake, this park offers swimming, fishing, a boat-launching ramp, picnic facilities, campsites, and miles of hiking trails--including the self-guided ¼-mile Indian Nature Trail that shows how the Pomo Indians used native plants and the 2-mile Dorn Nature Trail.  A Visitor Center provides a slide show introduction to the area and a Touch Corner for children.  Displays include local wildlife dioramas, a native fish aquarium, an erupting volcano, and exhibits on the area's Pomo Indian history. 

entrance to Clear Lake State Park in Kelseyville, California
entrance to Clear Lake State Park in Kelseyville, California


road into Clear Lake State Park in Kelseyville, California
road into Clear Lake State Park in Kelseyville, California


scenic at Clear Lake State Park in Kelseyville, California
scenic at Clear Lake State Park in Kelseyville, California


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Thursday, April 19, 2018

101 North: Lakeport, Clear Lake area, Park Place


Park Place  50 3rd St., in Lakeport, west lake, (707) 263-0444.  L-D daily; $-$$.  Reservations advised.  Located lakefront and across the street from Library Park, this cafe offers great views from its outdoor rooftop dining area.  For starters, don't miss the magnificent bruchetta--a baguette topped with pesto and sun-dried tomatoes and then grilled--or the broiled Gorgonzola bread.  The menu has a large selection of fresh pastas, including several kinds of tortellini and raviolis, plus pizza, fresh fish, steaks, and hamburgers.  Personal favorites include the pasta marinara with housemade San Marzano tomato sauce atop housemade fettuccine and the beer-battered fish & chips.

bar at Park Place in Lakeport, California
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interior of Park Place in Lakeport, California
interior of Park Place in Lakeport, California


view of Clear Lake from Park Place in Lakeport, California
view of Clear Lake from Park Place in Lakeport, California


pasta marinara at Park Place in Lakeport, California
pasta marinara at Park Place in Lakeport, California


umami burger at Park Place in Lakeport, California
umami burger at Park Place in Lakeport, California
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