russian river in Sonoma County

Redwoods & Rivers in Sonoma County

Close
Region Cities & Map

Region Cities & Map

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

Sort by:

Displaying 71 - 80 of 164

Monte Rio Community Beach Photo
20488 Highway 116, Monte Rio, CA 95462

Monte Rio Beach is the largest public beach on the lower Russian River and is ADA accessible. East of the Monte Rio Bridge and known locally as Big Rocky Beach, this is the location of the…

Carport Art Gallery Photo
15098 Old River Road, Guerneville, CA 95446

Carport* Gallery | Design Studios is a unique art gallery and design studio located in the heart of Russian River and the Wine Country. Our rotating exhibitions feature artwork in a variety of mediums…

Rio Cafe & Grill Photo
20391 Bohemian Highway, Monte Rio, CA 95462

The Rio Café & Grill, located in the beautiful Russian River vacation town of Monte Rio, Ca, is a local favorite hang out filled with laughter and great ambiance. No one is a stranger in this gem of a…

Fife Creek Antiques & Collectibles Photo
15180 River Road, Guerneville, CA 95446

Antiques and collectibles, quality art glass, art pottery, vintage lighting, art deco and furniture. We have been collecting for many years and pride ourselves on offering top quality pieces at…

Monte Rio Riverfront Meadow Photo
9925 Main St., Monte Rio, CA 95462

This wide, flat meadow is situated on the banks of the Russian River where thick riparian growth stays green all through the summer months. It is located at the East end of the Monte Rio Beach parking…

Grandma's House Photo
20280 River Blvd., Monte Rio, CA 95462

Located on historic riverfront property formerly known as Angelo’s Sandy Beach Resort, now known as Grandma’s House. Four bedrooms, each with its own full bathroom (en suite). Grounds include 1.25…

Armstrong Woods Visitors Center Photo
17020 Armstrong Woods Road, Guerneville, CA 95446

The Armstrong Woods Visitors Center includes interpretive displays about the natural and cultural history of the park as well as a well-designed diorama. Visitors will find high quality educational…