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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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Pack Jack 'Old Style' Bar-B-Que Photo
3963 Gravenstein Highway S., Sebastopol, CA 95472

Pack Jack BBQ restaurant features good old fashioned down home barbeque. Our meats are slow smoked in a real brick oven for that good ole Texas Style goodness. So now you don't have to go to Texas to…

Sonomads Adventure Tours Photo
Contact us directly, Sebastopol, CA 95472

Guided Kayak Tours in West Sonoma County. Along the banks of the Russian River, from the towering redwood trees to the majestic Pacific Ocean, a diverse and precious ecosystem awaits. We invite you to…

veggie breakfast Photo
2661 Gravenstein Highway S., Inside Antique Society Sebastopol, CA 95472

Society Bakery and Cafe is a bakery founded by Jeannette Messoria in Sebastopol, CA that provides custom cake orders in addition to our full service bakery filled with desserts and lunch items. Our…

O'Connell Vineyards Photo
3601 Vine Hill Road, Sebastopol, CA 95473

O’Connell Vineyards is located in the Vine Hill region of Sonoma County’s Russian River Valley. We make award winning Estate Grown Pinot Noir and Russian River Valley Chardonnay. We also host the best…

Acre Pizza Photo
6760 McKinley St., #150, Sebastopol, CA 95472

We make classic and Detroit style pizza using superior ingredients with a Northern California mindset. Our dough is made from organic California wheat and fermented for 2 days to create a light and…

Suzanne & Chris of Horse & Plow Photo
1272 Gravenstein Highway N., Sebastopol, CA 95472

Handcrafted Wine & Cider from North Coast Vineyards and Orchards. We make a wide variety of white, red & rosé wines, and all of our grapes are organically grown. We utilize small lot fermentations and…