Armstrong Redwoods - 6 miles
Even if you’ve seen Redwoods before, this Armstrong’s is amazing! It’s a state park and there are self-guided nature trails, picnic facilities and a visitor’s center. This is your best bet for hiking in the area. head straight into town and take a right at the light.
Burke's - 4 miles
If you haven’t canoed the Russian River, you haven’t canoed! A truly great experience.
Insider’s tip – go as early as possible. There is a lot more wild life to see in the early morning and you’ll avoid the crowds. Also- no dogs or very young children- strong swimmers only.
Rivers Edge Canoe and Kayak - 14 miles
Also based out of Healdsburg, Rivers Edge runs the upper Russian. They do self guided trips, multi-day and even a brunch tour.
Pee Wee Golf - Guerneville - 4 miles
This is a well kept Pee Wee golf course from the late forties. My grandmother used to play here. The place is probably some sort of historical landmark and really, really cool. Read more about it on my blog post here: Playland Pee Wee Golf
Bike Tours -
There are too many unbelievable rides in this area to list. It would be hard to beat Westside Road from Hacienda Bridge to Healdsburg or Kings Ridge Road from Cazadero to the Sonoma Coast. These are also great roads for a Sunday drive if you left your bike at home.
Rent a bike - 0 miles
River Riders rents bike in Guerneville but they will bring right to the camp and set it up for you!
Shoot down to Westside road for a great ride or try the bike path out of Forestville.
Monte Rio Public Beach - 7.5 miles
Monte Rio beach is big and clean and they have a snack shack as well as canoe rentals. The crowds are a lot lighter than Johnson’s in Guerneville and they have something Johnson’s doesn’t - a dog beach. It is generally accepted that good dogs can be off the leash on the beach below the bridge. Above the bridge is two footed creatures only.
Sonoma Canopy Tours - 11 miles
Every one of my campers that have tried this tour raved about it!
Zip lines and sky bridges suspended high in the Coastal Redwoods. Sonoma Canopy Tours is family-friendly and educational. A real thrill and a special occasion.