With the start of October, autumn begins moving to center stage—a time of year in Sonoma County that you just don’t want to miss. Days grow cooler, pumpkins appear in farm stands and fields, migrating birds fly through the air or in great flocks, and vineyards blaze with color. Here are a few ideas to get you out and about this month.
September in Sonoma County is a time of change. As the month travels along, the warmth of summer gradually begins to hint at the coolness to come. The many shades of green that characterize leaves in the vineyard slowly transform into hues of gold and red. The scent of just-crushed grapes is everywhere, fewer cars ply the coast highway, and the pace of life begins to quiet.
Here are just a few exceptional outdoor activities for you to explore during this beautiful in Sonoma County:
Lying below Taylor Mountain on the site of a former cattle ranch, Bees N Blooms offers stunning vistas of Sonoma County’s Santa Rosa Plain.
This 11-acre certified organic farm, which has put aside a portion of its land as a wildlife habitat, grows lavender, flowers, and drought-tolerant trees; supports 13 beehives; and produces products that include honey, lavender, cut flowers, vegetables, and plant starts.
This August Sonoma County is in full summer bloom, when every day presents countless options for living the outdoor life: hiking or biking a trail, paddling the Russian River, going fishing, running a marathon, pitching a tent, climbing, horseback riding, building sand castles, watching raptors…
Here are just a few specific fun things you may want to consider:
Every Friday in August
(Aug. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31)
Tour Bodega Marine Laboratory
As always, there’s a lot happening in Sonoma County in July. If you’re visiting Sonoma County for the first time — or if you live here and just want to try something new in the outdoors — here are a few great ideas for fun in the sun (or even under the moon) this month:
June marks the start of Sonoma County’s glorious summer season, when it seems that there’s always something fun and exciting to do outdoors every minute of the day.
Here are just a few ways to get out and about in Sonoma County this June:
There’s always something happening in Sonoma County’s state and regional parks, especially when the weather warms up. Here’s a look at some of the big-time events and ongoing fun in our parks during the summer of 2018.
Horseback Riding: The Ranch at Lake Sonoma
What better time to enjoy Sonoma County's countless adventures than the recently designated Outdoor Recreation Month? This May, explore a new park, gain a new skill in nature, or attend an outdoor cultural event and experience Sonoma County as you never have before. Be sure to check out the deals and specials at the end of the article for some extra fun this May!
Sonoma County is an outdoor adventurer’s paradise at any time of the year, but early spring — with just-right temperatures, sunny days, gentle breezes, emerald green hillsides and an all-over-the-county explosion of bright-colored wildflowers — possesses a particular magic of its own.
The extensive geographical diversity here includes the Pacific Ocean, rivers, lakes, beaches, coastal cliffs, mountains, valleys, and forests (even pygmy forests).
Here are just a few ways for you to enjoy Sonoma County’s beautiful outdoors during this delightful spring month: