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Redwoods & Rivers in Sonoma County

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Surrounded by ancient redwoods in the heart of Sonoma County and just a few miles inland from the spectacular Sonoma Coast, the Russian River area invites you to explore, play or just relax. This region has embraced travelers since the railroads linked it to San Francisco in 1877. Today, charming towns like Forestville, Rio Nido, Guerneville welcome visitors to their local shops and galleries. Or maybe you're looking for a cup of coffee, a homemade pastry, or a farm-to-table lunch in  Monte Rio, Cazadero, and Duncans Mills – the whole county is known for great wines and locally made foods.

And no matter what your accommodation style is – from camping to luxury resorts and everything in between – travelers of any budget can find places here. The best way to see the area is to get outside. Hike through the majestic Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve. Or cycle roads that are fit for beginners or professionals. If paddling down the river in a kayak or canoe is on your must-do list, make sure to check out Sonoma County's safety tips for water activities here.

 

Places in the Redwoods & Rivers Region

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La Pitchoune Winery
Contact us directly, Forestville, CA 95436
Inspired by a small family property in the South of France, La Pitchoune means "the little one." The name speaks to small production, small lots, and the idea that our small size is our greatest…
Blue Door Gallery
16359 Main Street, Guerneville, CA 95446
Located alongside the Russian River in west Sonoma County, the Blue Door Gallery showcases three talented local artists: Marge Margulies, Douglas Devivo and Mary Livingston.
Hazel
3782 Bohemian Highway, Occidental, CA 95465
Jim & Michele Wimborough have been cooking in kitchens in the Bay Area (Zut! on Fourth, Grand Café, and Boulevard to name a few) for the past 15 years. It has been their dream to find the perfect…
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…
Guerneville River Park
13811 State Highway 116, Guerneville, CA 95446
Guerneville River Park is a small day-use area on the south side of the Russian River, just off of Highway 116. The park offers visitors a view of the river, group and individual picnic sites, a lawn,…
River Song
Russian River Getaways, Contact us directly Monte Rio, CA 95462

Remodeled Historic Riverfront Cabin, Luxurious Contemporary Furnishing, Views, Sunny Decks, *Seasonal River Access & Boats, Hot Tub, Fenced Yard; Walk to Dining, Golf; Short Drive to Town, Wine…