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Duncans Mills

Located five miles inland from the Sonoma Coast, the tiny hamlet of Duncans Mills (pop. 175) occupies a wide, flat area near the meandering Russian River. Often, blue skies smile on Duncans Mills while fog covers the surrounding hills.

Once a burgeoning lumber mill town established by brothers Samuel and Alexander Duncan, today it’s home to more than a dozen unique specialty shops offering hand-crafted goods, antiques, art galleries, locally-grown flowers, and more. A wide range of provisions and refreshments are for sale in the Duncans Mills General Store, and wine tasting is available at Sophie’s Cellars.

If strolling and shopping sparks an appetite, the Cape Fear Café offers a taste of North Carolina and the New South. The Blue Heron Restaurant & Tavern sports bar serves American grill and seafood. And in addition to fragrant cups of joe, Gold Coast Coffee and Bakery offers wood-fired oven-baked pastries and pizza.

For those who wish to stay awhile, campsites, including RV facilities, are available behind the railroad depot in the Duncan Mills Camping Club or across the river at the Casini Ranch Family Campground.

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Antiquarian/Florabunda Photo
25193 Main St., Duncans Mills, CA 95430

Welcome to an enchanting cottage overflowing with plants and flowers, vintage jewelry and vases, home décor and much more. Exceptional floral designs are a specialty for Florabunda, featuring…

Willow Creek Environmental Campground Photo
25381 Steelhead Blvd., Duncans Mills, CA 95430

When open, Willow Creek Campground offers 11 first-come first-served primitive campsites. There are fire rings, picnic tables, and pit toilets available. All of the walk in campsites are within 1/4…

Happy Trails Photo
Russian River Getaways, Contact us directly Duncans Mills, CA 95430

Spacious, Charmingly Updated Riverfront Chalet, Epic River & Mountain Views, Hot Tub, Fenced Yard, Lawn, *Seasonal Private River Access & Boats; Short Drive to Duncans Mills, Coast, Wine Tasting,…

Pomo Canyon Red Hill Trail Photo
Highway 1, Duncans Mills, CA 95430

Pomo Canyon Red Hill Trail is a 6.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Jenner, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of…

Christopher Queen Galleries Photo
25171 Highway 116, Duncans Mills, CA 95430

Visit Christopher Queen Galleries in Historic Duncans Mills, nestled along the Russian River among the vineyards and redwoods and minutes from the Pacific Coast. Established in 1976, the gallery…

Mason James Photo
25195 B St., Duncans Mills, CA 95430

Contemporary clothing boutique located in west Sonoma county. Come visit us in Duncans Mills and shop our new arrivals.

Studio Nouveau Photo
25195 B Street, Duncans Mills, CA 95430

Walk into Studio Nouveau and be transported to a lovingly curated collection of beautiful and beguiling jewelry, and adornments for you, yours, and your home! We feature the largest selection of…