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Forestville

If you follow the two-lane Highway 116 as it winds its way through central Sonoma County’s Russian River Valley, the ribbon of roadway becomes known as Front Street for the three blocks where it bisects “downtown” Forestville (pop. 3,293).

Check out the renowned Nightingale Breads, which uses a wood-fired oven to produce fragrant European-style loaves and other baked goods. Visit the Tiny Town Café for a cup of coffee and some local conversation, or taste local vintages in Forestville’s tasting rooms and nearby wineries. 

When it's time to eat, dining options in Forestville include burgers, pizza, deli delights, Italian, Mexican, and more. Just outside of town, the Michelin-starred Farmhouse Inn offers superb service, a fantastic wine list, and a seasonal farm-to-table gourmet menu.

Recreational opportunities abound. Access the Russian River at Sunset Beach River Park, Steelhead Beach Regional Park, and Mom’s Beach (aka Forestville River Access). Explore the waterway with help from Burke’s Canoe Trips, which offers canoes, kayaks, shuttle service and riverside campsites. 

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Twist Eatery Photo
6536 Front St., Forestville, CA 95436

Called, “The best lunch restaurant in town.” Executive Chef Jeff Young and his wife Toni serve up delectable seasonal dishes. Tucked into the small hamlet of Forestville in the Russian River Wine…

Forestville Chamber of Commerce Photo
Contact us directly, Forestville, CA 95436

The Forestville Chamber of Commerce welcomes all new members and thanks everyone who has continued their support of our business community, as well as our home town. Each year our chamber sponsors…

Shone Farm Winery Photo
7450 Steve Olson Lane, Forestville, CA 95436

Santa Rosa Junior College Shone Farm Winery is a premium commercial winery and educational facility in the heart of the Russian River Valley American Viticultural Area. We craft small-lot vintages…

Wohler Bridge Fishing Access Photo
9765 Wohler Road, Forestville, CA 95446

Wohler Bridge Fishing Access is a seasonal boat ramp below the historic truss bridge on the Russian River in Forestville. Use of the ramp is available October 1 through May 15 with the purchase of an…