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Connect with the land in Sonoma County, one of California’s most diverse natural destinations. More than 60 regional and state parks beckon travelers to hike through redwood forests, paddle along the coast or down rivers, or just sit down and enjoy the sounds of nature.

More daring explorers may opt to zip line with Sonoma Canopy Tours. Check out our guides to outdoor activities, cycling, hiking, camping, and backpacking in Sonoma County.

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The view from Shell Beach Photo
Highway 1 and Shell Beach Road, Jenner, CA 95450

Shell Beach is a favorite location for beachcombing and tidepooling. Stewards' School Group Tide Pool Education Program offers docent-led tour tidepool tours for schools as an outdoor classroom for…

Jenner Headlands Preserve Photo
Highway 1, Jenner, CA 95450

Jenner Headlands is a spectacular 5,630-acre mosaic of redwood and Douglas fir forests, oak woodland, chaparral, and coastal prairie overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The property adjoins Pacific Coast…

Ernie Smith Community Park Photo
18776 Gillman Drive, Sonoma, CA 95476

Ernie Smith Community Park in Sonoma features a ball field, basketball court, off-leash dog park, children's accessible play area, group picnic area, and a paved walking trail. The park is named after…

Rooster Run Golf Club Photo
2301 E. Washington Street, Petaluma, CA 94954

Surrounded by scenic vineyards and open countryside, Rooster Run Golf Club offers the ideal setting for your golf round or annual golf tournament. Our excellent drainage system makes golfing at…

Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary Photo
Sonoma Coast, The Sea Ranch, CA 95497

We protect the wildlife, habitats, and cultural resources of one of the most diverse and bountiful marine environments in the world, an area of 3,295 square miles off the northern and central…

Carmet Beach Photo
4790 N. Highway 1, Bodega Bay, CA 94923

From the parking lot along Highway 1 to Carmet beach there are steep trails down to the beach. This is a popular fishing beach north of Bodega Bay. Dogs allowed on leash.

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