Located 25 miles from the Golden Gate Bridge, Novato is the largest town in Marin County with approximately 28 square miles. Novato enjoys a Mediterranean climate, with average temperatures ranging from the mid 40s to the low 80s. The town’s current population is about 54,200 residents. A weekly Farmers Market with local produce, products and live music is hosted in downtown Novato. Residents and visitors have access to the Novato History Museum, City Hall, and Druid's Hall. The adjacent business district is quaint and has boutique shops and unique restaurants. Vintage Oaks Shopping center is centrally located in Novato and includes more than 50 stores of all kinds. Along with the local events and shopping accessibility in Novato, there is also more than 3,600 acres of open space. Stafford Lake Park is a popular area for fishing, hiking, biking, and camping. Scottsdale Marsh, Deer Island Preserve, and Pacheco Pond Wildlife Area are ideal for wildlife observers. Novato is the ideal location for day trips to Sonoma and Napa Wine Country, as well as major cities across the Bay Area including San Francisco.