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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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Ananda Photo
Contact Us Directly, Monte Rio, CA 95462

Ananda is a magical little cottage nestled in the hills above the Russian River. The name Ananda means bliss, and that's what you'll find at this private, serene hideaway. With a spacious living room,…

Relax among the trees at The Grove! Photo
Contact us directly, Monte Rio, CA 95462

Welcome to The Grove, a world of privacy, with redwood-covered ridgetops above and redwood forests below. Perched on a hill above the Russian River, The Grove is an amenity-loaded haven for your…

Monte Rio Chamber of Commerce
Contact us directly, Monte Rio, CA 95462

For more than 100 years, Monte Rio and the Russian River area have welcomed vacationers of all ages and lifestyles. Today we welcome you to our community, California’s original “Vacation Wonderland.”

View from deck to summer beach on the river Photo
Contact us directly, Monte Rio, CA 95462

Riverwood Cottage is a cozy, riverfront cottage on the banks of the Russian River in Monte Rio, California. Sit in the hot tub, surrounded by tall redwood trees, looking out over the lawn, summer…

Curtain Call Theater Photo
20347 Highway 116, Monte Rio, CA 95462

Curtain Call Theatre is the premiere theater of the Russian River area. Season tickets are available for their outstanding plays performed by an all-volunteer cast at the Russian River Hall in Monte…

Creekside Park in Monte Rio Photo
9725 Main Street, Monte Rio, CA 95462

Creekside Park is an unusual mixture of activity and quietude, fun and art, farming and transportation, conservation and natural beauty all packed into a small and beautiful designed Public Park.…