Healdsburg

HEALDSBURG AREA DESCRIPTION

 

HEALDSBURG has several distinct areas that make up the town proper and surrounding area.  The first area is the town of Healdsburg.  The typical visitor will take in the downtown area which centers around the Plaza Square, its shops, restaurants and tasting rooms. From this point several nice walks are available through historic neighborhoods of Tucker Street, Haydon, Johnson Street and Matheson Street.  It's fun to look at the older homes, many built when horse and carriage was the mode of transportation, and thus lacking garages and driveways.  Great spas and tanning salons are in town including our favorite, A Simple Touch Spa.Healdsburg Has a wonderful Farmers Market, which opens May-November, and is very popular on Saturdays 9-12 and Tuesdays 4-6:30 (June - October).  Several museums are in town including the Healdsburg Hand Fan Museum, Healsburg Museum, Wine Library of Sonoma County.  Several walking tours are available including Healdsburg Walking Tours (www.healdsburgwalkingtours.com), The Historic Home Tours on May 3   call  707-473-0313 and The Victorian Inns Tour, Dec. 13, 433-8182.  There are numerous wine tours and other transportation tours.  These vendors will be listed separately.

 

The next area of interest is generally the Russian River area.  There are a few public beaches, Veteran's Memorial Beach and Del Rio Beach that have parking, picnic areas and toilets, and other drop in points by canoe.  The Russian River winds through part of Mendocino County and then through Hopland, Cloverdale, Geyserville, Healdsburg, Windsor, Guerneville, Monte Rio, Duncans Mills and out to the ocean at Goat Rock.  If interested, for river fun try

River's Edge Kayak & Canoe Trips/Trowbridge

13840 Healdsburg Avenue
Healdsburg, CA 95448

 

Contact: Lollie Mercer
Phone1: 707-433-7247
Phone2: 800-345-0869
Fax: 707-433-7249
E-mail: info@riversedgekayakandcanoe.com
Website: www.riversedgekayakandcanoe.com

OR

SOAR Inflatables

20 Healdsburg Avenue
Healdsburg, CA 95448

Contact: Larry Laba
Phone1: 707-433-5599
Phone2: -
Fax: 707-433-4499
E-mail: sales@soar1.com
Website: www.soar1.com

Description of Business:

SOAR Inflatable canoes are the ideal craft for fun on water adventure. SOAR's are ruggedly built, very stable, and are perfect for multi day river expeditions, whitewater, dive platforms, dinghies, fishing, sailing, and rowing.

 

The next disctinct area of Healdsburg begins in the country, Dry Creek Valley.  This area is well known for its wineries, beautiful vineyards, bicycling opportunities and general beauty.  Healdsburg Property Management has many vacation homes in this area which are small to large in size, and generally there's something for every price range.  Dry Creek Valley is bordered on one side by Dry Creek Road and several off shoots including Canyon Road, Whalling Road and Lytton Springs Road, and on the other side of Dry Creek there is West Dry Creek Road and Westside Road, which eventually will take you into the Guerneville / Russian River Resorts area.  We list our favorite attractions in the next category along this byway, but if you're visiting Healdsburg for the first time, be sure and stop at the Lake Sonoma Hatchery just passed Ferrari Carana Vineyards (gorgeous gardens here and wonderful ports/desert wines, too!).  Not only is the hatchery interesting, fun for kids/families, but a little further are several good hikes and or view points along Lake Sonoma that are good for picnicking.  There are some farms for fresh fruits and veggies, and they can be found along the Sonoma County Farm Trails -- see www.farmtrails.org -- this is also fun for families, singles, kids -- all ages!  Great bicycling roads spur off in many directions and several bike shops can be of service to you, some even delivering to your door step.

 

Alexander Valley completes the fourth distinctive area of Healdsburg.  This valley is more expansive than Dry Creek, with less housing density, larger vineyards and somewhat less wineries.  The Russian River winds through this valley for a ways before turning down the Chalk Hill area and coming back around to Fitch Mountain and then on its way out to the ocean.  There is a campground here, and a good swimming spot at the bridge.  One of the locals favorite lunch spots is the Jimtown Store, just passed the bridge.  Their sandwiches are delicious, and they put out other gourmet goodies for dinner, or dining alfesco.  A beautiful drive in Spring winds up at the Geysers, off Hwy 128 to Red Winery Road to Geysers Road (you'll come out in Cloverdale).  This gives you a wonderful view of the Russian River and how it rises and falls in the canyon here.  If you take Hwy 128 all the way through Alexander Valley you'll end in Calistoga / St. Helena, which has it's own areas of fun and exploration.

The surrounding wineries and tasting rooms are always having something going on, which often involves delectable goodies as well -- for example in January we have Winter Wineland, in March we have Barrel Tasting, in April Passport to Dry Creek Valley, in June Taste of the Valley and many others during the year at individual wineries.

 

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