Geotourism MapGuide Welcome to California's Redwood Coast

Long famous as the home of the world's tallest trees, this scenic region is so rugged that explorers continue to look for new "champion" redwoods. Join us in celebrating California's Redwood Coast: a region that offers sparkling beaches, cascading rivers, quiet countryside, historic communities and a forest as old as the dinosaurs.

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 Petaluma Wetlands

Great Egret

Photo © Bob Dyer

Less than two miles from downtown Petaluma, California, the Petaluma Wetlands are 500 acres, with trails through or adjacent to a variety of habitats ranging from tidal salt marshes to freshwater marshes. The contiguous wetlands are Alman Marsh, Shollenberger Park and Ellis Creek. To the west a portion of the trail system parallels the Petaluma River and beyond it there are hills clustered with native oaks. To the east lies Sonoma Mountain, once a volcano, millions of years...
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The Blacksmith Shop - 455 Main Street

 The Blacksmith Shop and Gallery

Established in 1979 by Joe Koches, The Blacksmith Shop's goal was to offer to the general public the finest collection of master blacksmithing and art glass in the U.S. With this accomplished, we are now in the process of creating the finest international collection. We take pride in our shop...
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Coast Guard House Today

Photo © Kevin Gallagher

 Coast Guard House Historic Inn & Cottages

The Coast Guard House was built in 1902 by what was known then as the U. S. Life Saving Service, a federal agency that became part of the Coast Guard in 1915. Its official name was declared to be the "U.S. Coast Guard Station at Arena Cove". Despite the illuminating presence and audible foghorn...
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