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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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Wine & Nosh
9010 Graton Road, Graton, CA 95444
Bowman Cellars was founded in 2013 by a fifth generation northern California family, the Bowmans. Alexander Bowman, the youngest member, has brought his ‘wine industry’ family together to produce…
Dawn Ranch Resort
16467 Highway 116, Guerneville, CA 95446
Dawn Ranch Resort is a fifteen acre property nestled among towering redwoods on the banks of the Russian River. We are just twenty minutes from the beautiful Pacific Coast, and offer rustic…
Ramen Gaijin
6948 Sebastopol Avenue, Sebastopol, CA 95472
Ramen Gaijin is a uniquely Sonoma County ramen shop and izakaya. We are committed to honoring traditional techniques combined with the finest ingredients Sonoma County has to offer. We make all of our…
Russian River Historical Society
Contact us directly, Monte Rio, CA 95462
We are a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving, protecting and presenting the history of this wonderful area. The organization was formerly the Monte Rio Historical Society but has expanded…
AutoCamp Russian River
14120 Old Cazadero Road, Guerneville, CA 95446
AutoCamp is a new type of outdoor lodging experience that's unlike any other. Featuring modern and luxurious Airstream accommodations at our unique property in the Sonoma Redwoods, AutoCamp is…