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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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Cazadero General Store Photo
6125 Cazadero Highway, Cazadero, CA 95421

We are a locally owned and operated general store. The Caz Store now has organic produce, along with home grown beef, and pink salmon and sockeye salmon from Alaska.

Lucky Bend Lookout Dining Photo
Contact us directly, Guerneville, CA 95446

Situated in the redwoods, near the Russian River and Guerneville. A true mid-century modern gem, Lucky Bend Lookout was architect-designed and constructed in 1966, and is kid-friendly down to the…

Sonoma Nesting Company Photo
16151 Main Street, Guerneville, CA 95446

Sonoma Nesting Company is a unique emporium featuring antiques, art, curiosities & collectables for your home and Garden. Our ever changing collection ranges from ancient artifacts to mid century…

From quintessential coast views to challenging backroads Comova will guide you there Photo
Contact Directly, Cazadero, CA 95421

Whether you want to hit the gravel, coastal byways, or mixed terrain, we can put together the right routes for you. All based on your wishes. Your skill levels. And your desire to point your front…

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…