4 Great Sonoma County Parks to Visit in May
For most of us blessed to live in a stunning natural region like Northern California, cannabis and nature go hand-in-hand. There’s something about its majestic beauty and the mind-expanding properties of weed that can bring about feelings of peacefulness and grounding unlike any other venue. Thankfully, Sonoma County is rife with beautiful spots to enjoy with your favorite cannabis strain. In fact, there are more than 50 parks in Sonoma County alone!
Here are some of our favorites to enjoy during the mild spring weather, each featuring incredible scenery and space to walk, hike, bike or just toss down a blanket and feel the sun on your face.
Annadel is a popular place year-round but April and May are the months to visit to view abundant wildflowers. Filled with beautiful picnic spots, bike and hiking trails and a lake for paddle-boating or fishing. Located in the heart of Santa Rosa, you’re never far from amenities.
Another close-in spot to enjoy nature is the downtown plaza park in Sonoma. If you’re not exactly the hiking and biking type, this is the park for you. Grab sandwiches or other picnic fare from one of the many quality restaurants around the plaza and enjoy the picturesque scenery of quaint Sonoma. Skip busy weekends and enjoy the plaza mid-week for a more peaceful experience.
This park is spread out across several beaches in Bodega Bay, including Bodega Head. Hiking fans will enjoy the ocean-side trails that lead to various sandy coves while less active visitors can simply enjoy the stunning vistas from the bluff. It’s well worth the drive to the coast for the epic scenery and fresh seafood. Stop for a bowl of chowder or a crab salad sandwich while you’re there!
Even the drive out to the Russian River area is beautiful. The winding river, towering redwoods and forested hills make this a wildly popular weekend tourist drive. There are some great restaurants and delis in Guerneville to pick up snacks and drinks at before you head to the park. Enjoy a walk through the historic redwoods in the lower region of the park or drive up to Bullfrog Pond for a sunlit picnic area near the water.
With so many amazing parks to choose from, it’s hard to limit our list to just four. What are your favorite places in Sonoma County to commune with cannabis and nature? Let us know in the comments below!
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