West Sonoma County is where the country meets the ocean. Scenic beauty with rolling hills and open water is what attracts people to this area of Northern California. In this unique setting, you can enjoy the redwoods, Russian River, vineyards and the Ocean, all within a 30 minute drive.
Sonoma County is bounded on the west by the Pacific Ocean, and has 76 miles (122 km) of coastline. The major coastal hydrographic features are Bodega Bay, the mouth of the Russian River, and the mouth of the Gualala River, at the border with Mendocino County. All of the county’s beaches were listed as the cleanest in the state in 2010.
Come and explore the serene, majestic beauty of western Sonoma County’s redwood trees which remind of the magnificent primeval redwood forest that covered much of this Northern California area before logging operations began during the 19th century. California coastal redwoods count among the largest and oldest trees in the world. Coast redwoods, or Sequoia sempervirens, are the tallest living things in the world, with some extending beyond 370 feet. The trees also rank among the oldest things on the planet. They’re capable of surviving for 2,000 years or longer, although the average life span is roughly 500-700 years.
Surrounded by towering redwood trees, the Russian River resort destination beckons travelers to explore, play, or just relax. Visitors today find charming towns – Forestville, Rio Nido, Guerneville, Monte Rio, Cazadero, and Duncans Mills – filled with local shops and galleries. Enjoy a cup of coffee, a homemade pastry, or a farm-to-table lunch in a region known for great wines and locally made foods.
Come join us for this amazing tour, kayaking on the Russian River, bicycling or hiking through the largest remaining old-growth redwood forest in Sonoma or a wine tasting, you decide!