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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, and 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.  

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.

leave no trace logo in 200Together, we can protect and preserve the beauty and natural resources of Sonoma County for generations to come. Check out our page on Sustainable Travel, and look over the Leave No Trace Seven Principles.

 

 

Places in the Redwoods & Rivers Region

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Pig Alley Photo
25193 Main Street, Duncans Mills, CA 95430

Established in 1977 Pig Alley has grown into a destination stop for visitors and locals alike in the historic town of Duncans Mills, California. Step inside and you’ll discover an impressive…

Duncans Mills Tea Shop Photo
25185 Highway 116, Duncans Mills, CA 95430

Duncans Mills Tea Shop carries approximately 100 types of loose leaf tea along with a variety of tea pots, mugs, infusers, and much more. Please stop by to meet our friendly staff, while sampling our…

Worldly Goods Photo
25171 Hwy 116, Duncans Mills, CA 95430

Come explore the world with us! Hammocks, pottery, jewelry, clothing — just a few of the things we offer from around the globe at Worldly Goods. Need a gift? We have silver bangles from Jamaica and…

Cape Fear Cafe Photo
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…

Christopher Queen Galleries Photo
25171 Highway 116, Duncans Mills, CA 95430

Visit Christopher Queen Galleries in Historic Duncans Mills, nestled along the Russian River among the vineyards and redwoods and minutes from the Pacific Coast. Established in 1976, the gallery…

Mason James Photo
25195 B St., Duncans Mills, CA 95430

Contemporary clothing boutique located in west Sonoma county. Come visit us in Duncans Mills and shop our new arrivals.

Antiquarian/Florabunda Photo
25193 Main St., Duncans Mills, CA 95430

Welcome to an enchanting cottage overflowing with plants and flowers, vintage jewelry and vases, home décor and much more. Exceptional floral designs are a specialty for Florabunda, featuring…

Willow Creek Environmental Campground Photo
25381 Steelhead Blvd., Duncans Mills, CA 95430

When open, Willow Creek Campground offers 11 first-come first-served primitive campsites. There are fire rings, picnic tables, and pit toilets available. All of the walk in campsites are within 1/4…