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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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Cape Fear Cafe Photo
25191 Main St., Duncans Mills, CA 95430

Join us at Cape Fear Café for a memorable meal indoors or on our sunny patio, in the charming town of Duncans Mills. Located in the heart of the redwoods near the northern California coastline, enjoy…

Pig Alley Photo
25193 Main Street, Duncans Mills, CA 95430

Established in 1977 Pig Alley has grown into a destination stop for visitors and locals alike in the historic town of Duncans Mills, California. Step inside and you’ll discover an impressive…

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…

Duncans Mills Photo
Highway 116 and Moscow Road, Duncans Mills, CA 95430

Discover Duncans Mills – a picturesque and historic Victorian village situated in Sonoma County between Russian River Valley wineries and the beautiful Sonoma County Pacific Coast. Bask in Sonoma…

Duncans Mills Camping Club Photo
25387 Steelhead Blvd., Duncans Mills, CA 95430

Duncans Mills Camping Club is a Private Club that rests along one-quarter of a mile on the Russian River just minutes before it empties into the Pacific Ocean. Surrounded by Redwood Forest, the club…

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.

Duncans Mills General Store Photo
25200 Highway 116, Duncans Mills, CA 95430

Duncans Mills General Store offers a full service deli counter including fresh sandwiches, salads, and sliced meats to order. We have a large selection of soft drinks, juices, dairy items, and beer…

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…