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Russian River Rediscovered

Is it just us or does spring feel … here. Now would be a good time get to the Russian River to enjoy fewer weekend wanderers than in summer, redwood hikes, bike rides to wineries, and sunsets by the sea. Here’s your Russian River plan.

Week 02.20.2020
Regions Northern CA

Hike the Islands in the Sky

Hike Islands in the Sky at Sonoma Coast State Park

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Redwoods and ridgelines and phenomenal views of the Pacific: Get to Duncans Mills and hike the Islands in the Sky Vista Loop, a 4-mile charmer in Sonoma Coast State Park.
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Ride the Redwoods to Wine

Bike to Wineries in the Russian River Region

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Bike riding: fun. Wine tasting: fun. Combining both: really fun! Make it a 6-mile (round-trip) afternoon of biking and wine-tasting and redwood forests, starting in downtown Guerneville.
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Sonoma Cinematic

Sonoma International Film Festival

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A film festival in down-to-earth wine country: Yep, that’s the ticket to a good time. Spring is the perfect time of year to be in wine country, with wildflowers blooming. Walk to your movies!
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Jenner's New Views

Hike new trails at Jenner Headlands Preserve in Sonoma County

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If Big Sur had a little sister, we think it would be the Sonoma Coast … equally beautiful yet less filled with people, especially when you hike the new trail system at the Jenner Headlands Preserve in Sonoma County. These beautiful developed trails opened last year, offering…
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