Guidebook for Duncans Mills and Surrounding Area

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Guidebook for Duncans Mills and Surrounding Area

Parks & Nature

Miles of trails can be accessed right from our road. Fabulous hiking and mountain biking. The Islands in the Sky loop trail takes you to the top of the mountain where you can take in spectacular views of the ocean and river. It takes about an hour to reach the top of the mountain. Pack water and snacks.
Willow Creek
Miles of trails can be accessed right from our road. Fabulous hiking and mountain biking. The Islands in the Sky loop trail takes you to the top of the mountain where you can take in spectacular views of the ocean and river. It takes about an hour to reach the top of the mountain. Pack water and snacks.
Several Sonoma Coast State Beaches are just minutes away. Miles of hiking over coastal bluffs, tide pools, crashing waves, stunning scenery.
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Sonoma Coast State Park
California 1
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Several Sonoma Coast State Beaches are just minutes away. Miles of hiking over coastal bluffs, tide pools, crashing waves, stunning scenery.
A 30 minute drive up the coast, Fort Ross is an interesting historic park and museum with great walking paths over the coastal bluffs and picnic areas. A great place to visit to learn some local history and take in stunning coastline.
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Fort Ross State Historic Park
19005 Coast Hwy
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A 30 minute drive up the coast, Fort Ross is an interesting historic park and museum with great walking paths over the coastal bluffs and picnic areas. A great place to visit to learn some local history and take in stunning coastline.
Stunning beach where the river and ocean meet. Harbor seal nursing area and literally hundreds of birds. Beach is unique with river on one side and ocean on the other. Like other beaches along the Sonoma Coast, conditions can be very dangerous here so please pay attention to caution signs.
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Goat Rock Beach
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Stunning beach where the river and ocean meet. Harbor seal nursing area and literally hundreds of birds. Beach is unique with river on one side and ocean on the other. Like other beaches along the Sonoma Coast, conditions can be very dangerous here so please pay attention to caution signs.
A great place to take in more redwoods and picnic. Easy walking paths. Even on a rainy day, it's fun to splash in the puddles under these majestic giants.
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Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve
17000 Armstrong Woods Rd
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A great place to take in more redwoods and picnic. Easy walking paths. Even on a rainy day, it's fun to splash in the puddles under these majestic giants.
The Kortum Trail is accessed along the Sonoma Coast and just a few minutes drive from Riverfront Retreat. Since the trail is very well maintained and mostly flat, it is easy to hike and great for kids. There are tide pools, beaches, stunning rock formations and breathtaking sunsets. Good places to park and access the trail are Goat Rock Beach (park halfway down to main parking lot), Shell Beach or Wright's Beach.
Kortum Trail
The Kortum Trail is accessed along the Sonoma Coast and just a few minutes drive from Riverfront Retreat. Since the trail is very well maintained and mostly flat, it is easy to hike and great for kids. There are tide pools, beaches, stunning rock formations and breathtaking sunsets. Good places to park and access the trail are Goat Rock Beach (park halfway down to main parking lot), Shell Beach or Wright's Beach.
The Jenner Headlands Preserve is a network of hiking trails climbing the hills high above the ocean. Hike to the top of the mountain through pastures of cattle, ancient trees and grasslands. Breath deep and take in all the stunning, beautiful nature surrounding you.
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Jenner Headlands Preserve
12001 CA-1
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The Jenner Headlands Preserve is a network of hiking trails climbing the hills high above the ocean. Hike to the top of the mountain through pastures of cattle, ancient trees and grasslands. Breath deep and take in all the stunning, beautiful nature surrounding you.

Restaurants and Cafes

There a few good offerings in our tiny town of Duncan’s Mills, or venture further afield to Jenner (for spectacular coastal views), Guerneville, Bodega Bay, Occidental, or Sebastopol.
A great place to hang out and take in the scenery of the mouth of the river. There's usually someone playing music which adds to the fantastic, relaxing ambiance. A chill place with high octane coffee, yummy sandwiches and clam chowder.
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Cafe Aquatica
10439 California 1
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A great place to hang out and take in the scenery of the mouth of the river. There's usually someone playing music which adds to the fantastic, relaxing ambiance. A chill place with high octane coffee, yummy sandwiches and clam chowder.
A great little Cafe/Restaurant with yummy fresh food, great coffee, wine, and local products, wine and snacks to take to go.
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Big Bottom Market
16228 Main Street
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A great little Cafe/Restaurant with yummy fresh food, great coffee, wine, and local products, wine and snacks to take to go.
Huge, hearty breakfasts in the heart of Duncans Mills. Ride your bike or walk into town for breakfast - a great way to start the day!
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Cape Fear Café
25191 Main Street
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Huge, hearty breakfasts in the heart of Duncans Mills. Ride your bike or walk into town for breakfast - a great way to start the day!
You can often smell the coffee roasting and fresh pastries from their wood-burning oven. A popular spot right in town for smoothies, pizza, pastries and coffee. A fun morning bike ride destination. During Covid, they are offering safe ordering outdoors and the back patio is still open for a place to eat and drink.
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Gold Coast Coffee & Bakery
23577 Steelhead Boulevard
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You can often smell the coffee roasting and fresh pastries from their wood-burning oven. A popular spot right in town for smoothies, pizza, pastries and coffee. A fun morning bike ride destination. During Covid, they are offering safe ordering outdoors and the back patio is still open for a place to eat and drink.
Outdoor seating on the patio. Live music sometimes on Sundays. Sports, beer, burgers, a fun local scene.
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Blue Heron | Restaurant and Tavern
25300 Steelhead Boulevard
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Outdoor seating on the patio. Live music sometimes on Sundays. Sports, beer, burgers, a fun local scene.
Fantastic place for brunch. Also a good place to stop for a meal on you way out of the area.
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Howard Station Cafe
3611 Bohemian Highway
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Fantastic place for brunch. Also a good place to stop for a meal on you way out of the area.
Beautiful view over the mouth of the river. Deck seating and take out available during COVID. Order at the window and ask for a seat on the back deck to take in the views while you enjoy some wine and ceviche.
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River's End Restaurant & Inn
11048 California 1
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Beautiful view over the mouth of the river. Deck seating and take out available during COVID. Order at the window and ask for a seat on the back deck to take in the views while you enjoy some wine and ceviche.

Arts & Culture

Visit the our historic little town of Duncans Mills. Antiques, artwork, gift shops, wine tasting, general store, a cafe and restaurant and more!
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Duncans Mills
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Visit the our historic little town of Duncans Mills. Antiques, artwork, gift shops, wine tasting, general store, a cafe and restaurant and more!

Basics

Our local general store carries all the basics. A good place for groceries, sandwiches, local meats, wines and cheeses.
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Duncans Mills General Store
25200 California 116
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Our local general store carries all the basics. A good place for groceries, sandwiches, local meats, wines and cheeses.