"The Russian River" California Off The Beaten Path Tip by SteveOSF

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  Korbel Champagne Cellars
by SteveOSF

The Russian River is about 70 miles north of San Francisco. Although many full time residents now live there, it retains its appeal as a resort area. The weather is warmer than San Francisco. The river is available for play. The Russian River Valley is an excellent wine region. The pinot noir and zinfandel produced there are among the best that California has to offer. Armstrong Woods is an excellent place to stroll though a wonderful redwood grove. Guerneville is the main town of the resort area, and features Johnson?s Beach for swimming, sunbathing, canoeing, and kayaking. Guerneville also host some music festivals during the summer.

From San Francisco, take US 101 North. Take River Road Exit and turn left onto River Road. Follow River Road to the Russian River. Stop at wineries along the way if you like.

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  • Written Jul 12, 2008
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