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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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BROT burger & beer Photo
16218 Main St., Guerneville, CA 95446

From serial entrepreneur-chef, Crista Luedtke: BROT is a modern german concept serving delicious classics in a warm Bavarian atmosphere. BROT celebrates Crista’s heritage, as well as, honors her…

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…

Making Biscuits Photo
16228 Main St., Guerneville, CA 95446

big bottom market™ is a nod to the past born out of the crazy minds of three successful business entrepreneurs with a keen design sense and a passion for bringing the unique yet necessary to each and…

Russian River Farmers Market Photo
Downtown Guerneville, Fourth and Church Streets Guerneville, CA 95446

Stop by the Guerneville Farmers Market and have a family dinner with the wonderful selection of goodies for everyone, from fresh fruit and vegetables to baked goods. You can even get made to order…