Angel Island State Park offers some of the best views of the Bay Area with 13 miles of hiking trails, 16 campsites, thousands of years of history, and incredible historic sites to visit on the 740-acre island.
Sutro Wine Co. may have only been founded in 2012, but Alice Warnecke Sutro’s family has lived in Sonoma County…
Salt Point State Park is 6,000 acres of diverse beauty just north of Fort Ross along the Sonoma County coast….
Tolay Lake Regional Park is the largest park in Sonoma County Regional Park system with almost 12 miles of hiking on 3,402 acres of rolling green hills and 8,000 years of history. Open to the public without a permit since late 2018, more and more Sonoma County locals are finding this park to be a beautiful hidden gem just outside Petaluma!
Large ball-shaped concretions ranging from 2 – 5 feet in diameter line up in neat little rows hidden just under the waves that should be hidden deep in the ocean can be found at Bowling Ball Beach in Mendocino County.
Bear Creek Redwoods Open Space Preserve opened the 1,432 acres up to the public June 2019. This south bay hike has been on our list since the opening was announced and we finally went to check out the second-growth redwood forest this fall. The maples were turning their bright yellow colors and the morning light made the leaves glow like a beacon guiding us around the preserve. With approximately 7 miles of trails and a total elevation gain of 1,680 feet through redwoods, firs, bays, madrones and next to creeks…this preserve checks a lot of boxes to explore!
Big Basin State Park has over 80 miles of trails and tons of camping options (Backcountry trail camps, tent camping…