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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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Gerald Huth Fine Arts Studio Photo
5895 Anderson Road, Forestville, CA 95436

Gerald Huth's studio is a dramatic space in a converted barn, overlooking gardens, fruit trees and redwoods in Forestville, California, which is part of the scenic Russian River wine growing area.The…

Sonoma Wine Guides Photo
Contact us directly, Forestville, CA 95436

What could be more enjoyable than a day of wine tasting in Sonoma County? Relaxing in the back seat of the car you already have while an experienced Sonoma Wine Guides tour driver shows you the…

Green Valley Wine Retreat Photo
Contact us directly, Forestville, CA 95436

The best of Sonoma County is at your fingertips when you stay at this 2-bed, 3-bath home in the redwoods. From the countless incredible wineries nearby to many surrounding quaint towns known for…

The Service Station Photo
6490 Front St., Forestville, CA 95436

Whether it’s shipping wine and other souvenirs home or the need to conduct business from afar, The Service Station provides everything that’s required with friendly, knowledgeable customer service.…