Wednesday, April 22, is Earth Day. Of course, this year, the day that marks the anniversary of the modern environmental movement looks a little different, as many events have been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. That, however, is not going to stop us from celebrating! This year, we have put together a list of virtual Earth Day activities so you can still get your fix of nature, learn something new, and play your part in protecting the Earth while protecting each other.
No car? No kayak or paddleboard? No problem! You can easily rent gear and get out on the water at several locations along our route, listed here from south to north. In addition to the areas walkable from our train stations, you can also take advantage of our dedicated bus connections (or use other convenient transit options) to reach Northern California’s top aquatic destinations.
There are many sustainable and enjoyable alternatives to driving; the Capitol Corridor is one, and biking is another— together, they’re a match made in heaven! We have long offered bike-friendly accommodations on board our trains, and more recently expanded convenient bike storage at our stations as well. One in ten Capitol Corridor riders also rides a bike as part of their travel, and that number is growing! In May, we demonstrate our ongoing commitment to the Northern Californian biking community at Bike to Work Day events on board our trains and along the route.
Post updated March 25, 2020.
What comes to mind when you think of city living? The scene probably doesn’t involve lush green nature alongside fresh bodies of water stirring with wildlife. But that’s exactly what you can experience just steps from some of our stations! Fortunately, state- and federally- protected nature reserves keep many vulnerable habitats a priority amidst all the surrounding urban development. And whether it’s Earth Day (April 22) that’s raising your eco-antenna, or you’re a year-round outdoor enthusiast seeking new adventures, anytime is a good time to explore and appreciate our local natural wonders. Cruise on the Capitol Corridor to get up close and personal with some of the awe-inspiring ecosystems along our route, listed here from south to north.
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Your Getaway Guide to an Iconic Bay Area City
As home of the highly-prestigious University of California at Berkeley, and epicenter of the ‘60s activist movement, the city of Berkeley has long been an attraction to diverse visitors from around the globe. Today, it also thrives as a destination for world-class culinary, social, and outdoor delights that cater to a variety of tastes and price points. Centrally located along the Capitol Corridor route (about halfway between Sacramento and San Jose), Berkeley is bursting with eclectic sights and flavors that reflect the rich diversity of the surrounding community.