Guerneville is glorious. It’s additionally relatively small. So after you’ve splashed, hiked and noshed at the entire tasty eating places, believe increasing your Russian River adventures with an aspect go back and forth to the coast, a foray to a vineyard, some tune or different inventive exploration. Right here’s a little bit day go back and forth inspiration.
Hike the Headlands
The Jenner Headlands Maintain gives a good looking collection of trails and sweeping perspectives of the sea. In truth, it’s the place numerous Guerneville other folks sneak away to search out peace. You’ll take leashed canines there, in contrast to many state parks. Goat Rock Seaside is a chief spot for watching seals, with a paranormal feeling when the fog rolls in.
The Kortum path — close to the place Freeway 116 hits the sea — takes you alongside coastal bluffs with possibilities to peer whales all the way through migration season.
Any other just right whale-watching space is Bodega Head, a 40-minute power south from Guerneville, with seafood shacks serving Dungeness crab sandwiches and grilled oysters.
Sip bubbles and brews
Porter-Bass Winery & Vineyard is a lovely, family-owned position for tastings (reservations required) you’ll be able to get right of entry to by means of motorcycle from the town. Keep in mind Korbel, that Champagne you will have gotten for 10 greenbacks and chugged heat (and illegally) all the way through promenade again within the day? Seems, they produce some actually just right bubblies and nonetheless wines at their ancient property close to Guerneville. Tastings (reservations beneficial) are affordable and held at the beautiful property grounds.
Stumptown Brewery has a deck over the Russian River, the place you’ll be able to sip brews and performs video games like Jenga when you talk about Stumptown’s beer names, comparable to Rat Bastard, Squirrel Tickler and Blimey (the Wanker).
Catch a display
The Rio Theater, a single-screen film palace in a ancient quonset hut in Monte Rio, is present process a metamorphosis right into a culture-and-events hub and has weekend parties like sq. dancing — and you’ll be able to kayak there from Guerneville.
Take a look at the Rio Nido Roadhouse, too, which has an outside level with are living tune on weekends, plus a grill serving burgers and beers. There’s a pool for the youngsters and an historic basketball court docket, too.
Discover any other small the town
Fulton is a one-horse the town close to Santa Rosa, apart from the pony on this case could be a miniature pony. Or donkey. The declare to status this is an arts advanced, Fulton Crossing, with greater than a dozen portray and maker studios, plus extra within the again turning out world-renowned blown glass and handpan drums. (Complete disclosure: This journalist as soon as labored there.)
In the similar advanced, you’ll to find an antiques warehouse, Janakos & Corporate, which makes a speciality of mid-century and Danish furnishings. Throughout the best way is Mike’s Truck Lawn, an excellent fruit stand the place you’ll be able to load up on cherries and California nectarines and grapes. Time it proper, and you may to find the Cotton Sweet grape varietal, which tastes precisely adore it sounds.
If You Pass
Jenner Headlands Maintain: This 5,630-acre maintain is open from 8 a.m. till sundown day by day at 12001 Freeway 1 in Jenner. To find path maps, butterfly guides and different data at https://wildlandsconservancy.org.
Porter-Bass Winery and Vineyard: Open day by day from 9 a.m. to five p.m. for tastings ($25) by way of appointment at 11750 Mays Canyon Highway in Guerneville. Make reservations and to find main points at https://porter-bass.com.
Korbel Vineyard: Open day by day from 10 a.m. to three p.m. Thursday-Monday for tastings ($10-$15, reservations beneficial) at 13250 River Highway in Guerneville; www.korbel.com.
Stumptown Brewery: This brewpub is open day by day from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. at 15045 River Highway in Guerneville;www.stumptown.com.
Rio Theater: Take a look at www.monteriotheater.com for showtimes and tournament data for this theater and cultural hub at 20396 Bohemian Freeway in Monte Rio.
Rio Nido Roadhouse: This eatery opens at 11 a.m. on weekdays, 10 a.m. for weekend brunch at 14540 Canyon 2 Highway in Rio Nido; www.rionidoroadhouse.com.
Fulton Crossing Artisan Middle: Open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday-Sunday at 1200 River Highway in Fulton; www.fultoncrossing.com.
Mike’s Truck Lawn: This farm stand opens at 10 a.m. day by day at 1319 River Highway in Fulton.