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Duncans Mills

Duncans Mills CA

Located four 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 Red Hill Trail
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…
Cape Fear Cafe
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…
Duncans Mills Camping Club
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…
Willow Creek Environmental Campground
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…
Cetonia Bath & Body located in Duncans Mills
21193 Main Street, Duncans Mills, CA 95430
Treat yourself and your loved ones to our handcrafted Bath & Body products, beautifully crafted with natural ingredients. We offer Handmade Artisan Soap, Bath Salts, Body Oil, Whipped Body Butter,…
Pig Alley
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…
Christopher Queen Galleries
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…
Antiquarian/Florabunda
25193 Main Street, 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…
Duncans Mills General Store
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…