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    Ft. Ross State Historic Park

    by Tom_Fields Updated Feb 4, 2007

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    The Russian established a small trading outpost here in 1812. It was the southernmost edge of their expansion on the west coast. This prompted the Spanish, and later Mexican, governments to take notice. They then built a mission and barracks in Sonoma. The Russians finally left in 1841, whereupon John Sutter bought this property.

    Also inside the park is the old Call Ranch. The Call family built it in 1878, growing crops, raising livestock, and harvesting timber. They shipped their goods to San Francisco by boat.

    Almost everything here has been restored. One can see how these hardy pioneers actually lived on the frontier.

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    • National/State Park
    • Historical Travel

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    Bodega Head - Hiking, etc.

    by WulfstanTraveller Written Jun 7, 2006

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    Bodega Head is the small peninsula that just out into the sea from the north of town, curving around to creat and mostly enclose the Bodega Bay. It has hiking and nice views from heights, coves, etc. The hike is about 3 miles or so, with some up/down portions.

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    • Hiking and Walking
    • Eco-Tourism

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    Sonoma Coast State Beach

    by Tom_Fields Written Oct 18, 2005

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    On the coast, just outside Bodega Bay, is Sonoma Coast State Beach. Here are some huge, spectacular seaside cliffs. And it's only a part of the long stretch of beach extending all the way to the Vista Trail, north of Jenner. These are great places to observe marine birds and mammals.

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    • Birdwatching
    • Hiking and Walking

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    Horseback riding along the Pacific in Bodega Bay

    by sunlovey Written Feb 10, 2005

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    Tim riding Lucky/Tim petting another horse

    This was an experience...

    We drove over to Bodega Bay in our rental car from our Santa Rose bed and breakfast, the ride itself was beautiful.

    When we arrived at the Chanslor Ranch we mingled with the horses until the guide was ready, a group of about 6 of us then set out on the horses they assigned us.

    FUNNY tid bit:
    My horse's name was Texas and she was HUGE. And for some reason they gave Tim a wee little boy horse named Lucky.

    Our particular ride followed a trail through State Park sand dunes towards the beach and then a fantastic ride up the coast. The views along the way were really unique and beautiful.

    The cost was $60 per person and it lasted around 2 hours. They offer several other rides. See their Web site.

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    • Horse Riding
    • Beaches

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    Nice little fisherman's port

    by ChuckG Written Sep 12, 2004

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    View from the coast

    I went there mainly after i read it's where they filmed Hitchcock's "The Bird"...but there is more to see, There is a very nice fisherman's port with tons of boats where you can see them unloading their catch at the end of the day. The pier has been nicely made for tourists and locals to walk round.

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    Jenner

    by Tom_Fields Written Oct 18, 2005

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    Jenner lies at the mouth of the Russian River, where it empties into the Pacific. This is a favorite place for those who enjoy the beach and the river. It's part of Sonoma State Beach.

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    • Beaches

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