The 10 Best Things to Do in Cazadero, United States

September 14, 2017 Weston Hennigan

Cazadero is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in western Sonoma County, California, United States with a population of 420. Nearby towns include Jenner, Annapolis, Stewart's Point, Duncans Mills, Villa Grande, Rio Nido, Guerneville, Monte Rio, and The Sea Ranch. The downtown of Cazadero consists of two churches, a general store, a post office, a hardware store, an auto repair garage, private office space, and the Cazadero Volunteer Fire Department.
Restaurants in Cazadero

1. Armstrong Redwood State Reserve

17020 Armstrong Woods Rd, Guerneville, CA 95446-9587 +1 707-869-2015
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5 based on 1 reviews

Armstrong Redwood State Reserve

A nature reserve that boasts soaring redwood trees.

Reviewed By James A

I think of Armstrong as Muir Woods without the crowds... or tour buses... or reservations. It's a quiet local park on anything other than a summer weekend, which is how a redwood forest should be experienced. After all, these are trees that are taller than skyscrapers and have been standing in silence since the time of Charlemagne.

There are basic flat trails for simple strolling that loop around the best of these groves for easy ambles with small children. More serious walkers can take longer trails that climb into the surrounding oak forest. And for the real enthusiasts, I recommend spending a day hiking up into the Austin Creek SRA. The wilderness views of the Sonoma backcountry go on for miles. Do start early and bring plenty of water.

The park has a simple gift shop / nature museum that is worth visiting. There are also ample picnic tables and group sites, if you bring your own lunch.

2. Sonoma Canopy Tours

6250 Bohemian Hwy, Occidental, CA 95465-9105
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5 based on 528 reviews

Sonoma Canopy Tours

Sonoma Canopy Tours is located in Occidental, CA - approximately 1.5 hours north of San Francisco and 30 minutes west of Santa Rosa in the Sonoma County. Sonoma Canopy Tours offers two courses - both course feature 7 ziplines, 2 sky bridges, stairs, and end with a rappel to the forest floor. The Forest Flight Course is offered during the day & night flights are available. The Tree Tops Course features a longer zipline and is perched above the Forest Flight Course.

Reviewed By RoseKala15 - Roseville, California

We came out here to do this for my fiance's birthday. It was so much fun! We did the tree top tour and the views on some of the zip lines were amazing. The guides, Nathan and Bryan were awesome!! We felt totally safe and not nervous at all. They had jokes and were knowledgeable and made us feel comfortable. The whole experience was totally worth the drive and the money.

3. Fort Ross State Historic Park

19005 Coast Highway One, Jenner, CA 95450 +1 707-847-3437
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4.5 based on 311 reviews

Fort Ross State Historic Park

As of November 3rd, we are open only on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, and Mondays (closed on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays) through March 15th. In addition we are open on state holidays: January 1 & 19, February 16, March 31, May 25, July 4th, September 7, November 11, Closed Thanksgiving & Christmas Day. Open December 22nd, 23rd, 24th and from December 26th to January 2nd. Because of Sacramento budget cuts, our days of operations vary with the season. Originally built by Russians in 1812, Fort Ross became a state park in 1909. Today the 3,400 acre park offers pristine natural landscapes as well as historic structures and exhibits that bring to life the former Imperial Russian settlement, early California Ranch era, and the Kashia territory. Our visitor center showcases a museum, bookshop, and an 18-minute video introducing the park's history. Some points of interest: Russian Orthodox chapel, replica Russian-style windmill, historic buildings and exhibits, cannons, historic cemetery and orchard, and a San Andreas Fault marker. You can also enjoy Sandy Cove Beach and numerous trails. Activities include hiking, swimming, marine mammal watching, and more.

Reviewed By OldMiquel - Washington

history, views ... everything but dining ;o). While the War of 1812 was happening on the east coast, the Russian American Company advanced south from Alaska to California. this historic park documents this period plus prior and later area history.

Bonus: great coastal views from the headland & a wonderful beach below.

4. Bodega Head

Westshore Road, Bodega Bay, CA 94923
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4.5 based on 486 reviews

Bodega Head

A rugged and recommended whale-watching promontory along the California coast.

Reviewed By Sandy C - Chico, California

It was very cold and windy (at least 20mph) that day! as you climb up the trails (they are everywhere) the wind almost knocks you over watch your camera lens because it will be full of salt water spray so bring something to wipe it off with.
It was just beautiful no whales (darn)

5. Burke's Canoe Trips on the Russian River

8600 River Rd, Forestville, CA 95436-9681
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4.5 based on 77 reviews

Burke's Canoe Trips on the Russian River

Burke's offers canoe rentals for ten mile trips down the Russian River. No experience is necessary, but you must know how to swim.

Reviewed By Disneynut35 - Sonoma

So glad we did this. We rented a canoe and 2 kayaks (There were six of us).
They give you a window of time to check in, but get there early. Once you launch, the adventure begins! There's lots of little places to beach your canoe and relax, eat lunch, swim..make sure to bring a cooler and lots of water! We would take lots of breaks to check out the area and relax. Also keep in mind...even in the summer months, the wind kicks in around 3pm. It's going against you, as you're trying to make it back to the Burke's "corral beach", where you return your canoe and catch the shuttle back. I'm pretty fit, and I'm saying..you may want to consider heading back before the wind gets bad (which is why we get there early, to maximize the time).
The shuttle comes often, so you're not waiting long at all. This place is pretty cool. We'll come back again this summer!

6. Northwood Golf Club

19400 Highway 116, Monte Rio, CA 95462-9716 +1 800-330-1167
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4.5 based on 43 reviews

Northwood Golf Club

Built in 1928, this 9-hole golf course, nestled among majestic redwoods, is a classic.

Reviewed By mrt1955 - Healdsburg, California

I think this is the prettiest golf course in Sonoma County. The redwoods are spectacular and the course is always in pristine condition. The 9 hole layout is quite a challenge...the redwoods provide quite an obstacle and the course design is extraordinary.

7. Mr. Trombly's Teashop and Table

25185 Main Street, Duncans Mills, CA 95430 +1 707-865-9979
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5 based on 11 reviews

Mr. Trombly's Teashop and Table

Reviewed By NanJo30 - Guerneville, California

When you walk in the smell is wonderful. Everything tea related you can imagine, as well as bulk tea. There are many, many items packed into the store, but if you look carefully, you'll notice there is a theme that works. I love this place.

8. Korbel Champagne Cellars

13250 River Rd, Guerneville, CA 95446-9538 +1 707-887-2294
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4.5 based on 450 reviews

Korbel Champagne Cellars

Reviewed By Josh R - Dallas, Texas

On the Russian River Road sits the Korbel Champagne Cellars, which should be a must on everyone's trip to California's wine country. In addition to tasty champagne, Korbel is rich is history and takes you on an educational guided tour through the history of Korbel and champagne production. You'll learn how champagne is made and how the process has been improved over the years. If you love champagne, don't miss Korbel. You'll be glad you stopped.

9. Iron Horse Vineyards

9786 Ross Station Rd, Sebastopol, CA 95472-2179 +1 707-887-1507
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4.5 based on 246 reviews

Iron Horse Vineyards

Reviewed By June K - Walnut Creek, California

Appointment only so don't make the drive there without having a reservation or you'll be disappointed... We went there the day after Christmas... Beautiful day to sit outside with a view of rolling hills of vineyards, a geyser from Geyserville in the distance, and a beautiful glass of cab to ship. They have the different flights to taste. That night for dinner we shared a bottle of their best cabernet. It was worth every expensive ship!

10. Sapphire Hill Winery

55 Front St, Healdsburg, CA 95448-4437 +1 707-431-1888
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5 based on 119 reviews

Sapphire Hill Winery

SAPPHIRE HILL WINERY AND TASTING ROOM, IN THE HEART OF SONOMA WINE COUNTRY, HEALDSBURG CALIFORNIA. Small lot producers of Dry Gewurztraminer, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Zinfandel, Cabernet, Cabernet Franc, Petite Sirah, Merlot and specialty Blends like our signature wine Cinque Gemma and Cabochon. Wines from Russian River Valley, Dry Creek Valley, Alexander Valley and Rockpile. Please visit our tasting room to sample our wines and call ahead to reserve for private tastings in our barrel room, the ultimate food and wine experience on weekends.

Reviewed By wmsjr44 - San Rafael, California

My husband and I had such a nice time at Sapphire Hill's pick up party yesterday. We brought another couple and were treated like royalty. We've been members for about 5 years and were happy to meet (in addition to seeing the same employees we've gotten to know over the years) a couple of new ones, so the winery is growing. Check it out, you will enjoy the wine and any food served is always yummy. Thank you, Lisa!

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