Sonoma County Outdoor Scene: 4 Places to Play, Stay Fit

The Sonoma County outdoor scene beckons nature lovers — whether they want to tour a winery or enjoy a quick hike. Located in northern California, Sonoma County features a large wine country, historical sites and scenic sites the family will enjoy. Read more about Sonoma County and get outside.

Sonoma County Outdoor Scene: 4 Ways to Play

Tour a Farm

Take a farm life tour at Full House Farm, an evolving attraction that promotes sustainable living. While touring, see goats, chickens, horses and sheep. Then sample homemade products, such as cheesecake, wine and jellies. Reservations are required, and each tour lasts 90 minutes to two hours.

Hike and Picnic

Armstrong Redwood State Natural Preserve offers self-guided nature trails, a large outdoor amphitheater and picnic facilities. It’s also one of the few places in the world with old growth redwood trees. Adventurers will find hikes ranging from 1 to 9 miles, horseback riding in the summer, and picnic facilities with grills, tables and restrooms.

Play at the Beach

The 2-miles beach at Doran Beach Regional Park provides a great place for kids to build sandcastles and families to plan a picnic. Fly a kite, catch some fish or take a casual walk along the beautiful beach. Guests also have access to a boat ramp, which welcomes everyone to fish, try stand-up paddleboarding, kayak and watch wildlife.

Ride Bikes, Try Disc Golf

Crane Creek Regional Park measures 128 acres of rolling grassland meadows. The park houses 3.5 miles of trails suited for hiking, riding a bicycle and horseback riding. In addition, find an 18-hole disc golf course and picnic tables located through the area. Travel tip: Nature photographers may want to visit in the spring when wildflowers cover the meadows.

Need more things to do? Check out these Sonoma County day trip ideas.