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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 & Restaurant 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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Carr's Drive In Photo
6533 Covey Road, Forestville, CA 95436

Crave diner food? When you crave a cheeseburger, french fries, and a chocolate milk shake, Carr's is definitely the place to go. It's like a throw-back to childhood in the 70's. Carr's is clean,…

Yoga with Kelliann Photo
Contact us directly, Forestville, CA 95436

Experience yoga poolside, on the beach, in the forest, or in the comfort of your own home! Mats, blocks & music (if desired) provided. Kelliann teaches multi-level classes and is happy to accommodate…

Sunset Beach River Park Photo
11060 River Road, Forestville, CA 95436

Sunset Beach offers easy access to the Russian River and is a summer destination for swimming, paddling and picnicking and a year-round spot for fishing and bird watching. From the parking area, a…