Spend time in Sonoma County’s family-friendly Dry Creek Valley, home of fantastic wine, dining, shopping, and outdoor activities
The Dry Creek Valley gets wet at Lake Sonoma. With over 40 acres of hiking, biking, and equestrian trails under the shade of oak and madrone, and plenty of picnic-ready stopping points, it’s a recreation area for all energy levels. Come spring, the wildflowers are in full bloom, with Fawn Lily, Iris, Indian Pink, Lupine, and California Poppy filling the park with bursts of color. Explore the 2,700 surface acres of the lake itself by canoe, sailboat, or motorboat. The marina rents out pontoon and catamarans by the hour. Give your sea legs a rest onshore, where BBQ pits, campsites, and sand volleyball courts abound.