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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Up & Away Ballooning

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 Up & Away Ballooning

For unsurpassable honesty, integrity, quality and attention to detail, Up & Away Ballooning is the choice of visitors from around the world. We fly the newest Federal Aviation Administration (F.A.A.) certified balloon equipment in the area and our uniformed, professional staff will provide the...
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Barracks back balcony

Photo © Docent Council of Sonoma

 Sonoma Barracks

The two-storied adobe barracks facing Sonoma’s central plaza was built to house Mexican army troops under the command of General Vallejo. These troops arrived in Sonoma in 1834. From then until 1846, Sonoma was the headquarters of the commandant of the Frontera del Norte – the Mexican...
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