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Lake Sonoma

Address: Healdsburg, CA
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Ranked #3 of 10 Attractions in Healdsburg
Type: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
Activities: Driving
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Type: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
Activities: Driving
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Healdsburg, California
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92 reviews 92 reviews
14 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Lots of trails and options for hiking. Picnic areas available, free and never crowded. The Lake is a bit low because of the recent drought (2010-2014) but should improve soon.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Beautiful historic plaza with nice shops. Ate at Black Bear Diner off the square..good home cooking! Stayed at Best Western ...very nice. Don't bother w BW in Healdsburg..rundown.

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California
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1,616 reviews 1,616 reviews
1,042 attraction reviews
542 helpful votes 542 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Grab a bottle (or two!) of wine, pack a picnic lunch, and head on out to Lake Sonoma! It's so very beautiful and peaceful here, and a nice break from the frenzied search for the next winery.

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Maryville, Tennessee, United States
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

We went to this fabulous spot on the suggestions of the people we were renting our cottage from. The water level is dangerously low and they are definitely in a drought situation but the lake is beautiful. There is hiking all around it and a beautiful overlook where you can see all of the lake. They also have a fish... More 

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Roswell, Georgia, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

big climb to the top - best at sunrise or sunset, weather was perfect and the peaceful reflections at the top are to be remembered

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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106 reviews 106 reviews
66 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

If you have a little extra time, stop by Lake Sonoma state park. The views are gorgeous. It is well worth the trip.

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Berwyn, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Beautiful scenery and a great climb to get to the top, particularly if on a bike, but the water level is low due to the drought so not all that is should be.

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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Even though we are in a pretty severe drought the vistas and drives are stunning at Lake Sonoma. There are so many lookouts to stop and have a picnic if you leave the park itself and drive up the hill.

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23 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Drove through here while we were taking a short break from wine tasting. Lake looks like nature had given it a beating with low water levels. Did not drive down to the marina though.

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Brea, California
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17 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We stopped here between San Francisco and Redwood to stretch our legs and more, importantly, to give our dog her daily walk. We went to the recreation area, which was nice and clean. The nature trail began at the parking lot and was a little over a mile, with a moderate elevation change. A good place to stop indeed. The... More 

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