Article & Photo By: Maddie Sanabria
Spring break is coming around the corner and unfortunately due to COVID-19, traveling is not a good idea. Since leaving the comfort of your own home is not advisable, here are some great alternative activities to do in Sonoma County during this spring break.
Spring break will be occurring from Monday, March 22nd until Friday, March 26th. Since Sonoma County has been experiencing such amazing weather, one of the top things to think about doing is going on hikes. In Sonoma County, there are a plethora of amazing hiking trails that should definitely be taken advantage of during spring break.
Some local hiking trails that the readers should check out are Spring Lake Regional Park, Trione-Annadel State Park and Taylor Mountain. Spring Lake has almost ten miles of trails that are available for hiking, biking, horseback riding and running. Not only is Spring Lake great for hiking, but the boat launch is perfect for putting in canoes or kayaks in the lake. Although Spring Lake’s boat might not be available for rent at the moment, bringing your own kayaks or canoes is an option. The neighboring Trione-Annadel State Park has forty miles of trails that are available for hiking, biking and running. Trione-Annadel State Park is mountainous, so it is a great place to mountain bike. Another famous local hiking spot is Taylor Mountain. This mountain has 5.5 miles of trails that lead to beautiful views of Sonoma County.
If hiking is not your thing, then hop in a car and drive through Sonoma County. In as little as an hour on Highway 12, you will be able to experience beautiful scenery on both sides of the road. The parks along the drive are great places for a picnic.
Going to the beach is another great way to pass the time over spring break. The beaches near Santa Rosa have the best weather in the late winter, early springtime. Doran Beach is family-friendly and allows dogs. Just make sure to never turn your back to the waves because they are very dangerous this time of year.
Overall, these are just a few ideas of activities that are available during spring break. Make sure to always wear a mask and be safe.