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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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Pomo Canyon Environmental Camp Photo
Highway 1, Duncans Mills, CA 95430

Pomo Canyon Campground offers 20 walk-in campsites. Please check the website to see if the campground is open. There is a fire ring and a picnic table in each campsite. Pit toilets are available.…

Cape Fear Cafe Photo
25191 Main Street, 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…

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…

Worldly Goods Photo
One Main Street, Duncans Mills, CA 95430

Come explore the world with us! Hammocks, pottery, jewelry, clothing — just a few of the things we offer from around the globe at Worldly Goods. Need a gift? We have silver bangles from Jamaica and…

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…

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 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…

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…

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…