Fourth-Generation Winegrower Jeff Kunde and his dog Riley cordially invite guests and their furry friends for a hike through the breathtaking Kunde Family Estate vineyards, - Saturday May 18th.
In addition to the beautiful scenery, earn and indepth education in Kunde Family Estates sustainable winegrowing practices from grape to glass.
This moderately strenuous hike will last approximately 4 hours, concluding with a wine tasting and wine country lunch. A portion of the $50 fee will be dontated to Canine Companions and Sonoma County Humane Society.
Get the kids outside and let them explore Spring Lake Regional Park with a naturalist from the parks Environmental Discovery Center. On the third Saturday of each month, naturalists lead FREE family hikes in the the park and share their knowledge of the areas plants and wildlife. The one-hour hikes leave the Discovery Center at 1pm and 3pm.
Families return to the Center afterwards to make eco-crafts and explore the touchable tide pool and other hands-on exhibits. This will be easy to moderate hikes. All ages are welcome but strollers are not recommended.
Make the most of this gorgeous spring weather ….On any given day and with no advance reservations, you can take self-guided vineyard tours at 9 wineries in Sonoma County.
The hikes vary from ¼ to 1 ¼ miles ranging in difficulty from low (Landmark Vineyards), moderate (Matanzas Creek Winery) to challenging (Michel-Schlumberger).
Check in at the tasting room to get the vineyard tour guide.
For a fun family hike head south to the Tomales Bay Trailhead. Go West through Petaluma and the trail is right on Hwy 1.
The dirt trail is easily marked and traversed. Be sure to close the gates as you pass through so the cows stay in their own section.
Large rocks jut out of the landscape as if offering you a seat. From here it is fun to just watch the cows graze. We went in February and the field was filled with mother and baby cows - the kids had a blast!
The park will re-open 2/23/13 for day use via the interim entrance on Kawana Terrace.
Regular day use hours are 8am-sunset.
Taylor Mountain provides sweeping views of santa Rosa Plain, and its oak woodlands, meadows, wetlands and springs are habitat for a variety of wildlife.