Plenty of chances to hike on this ‘Earth Day’ weekend (the day is technically Monday, April 22, but that may not be an ideal outdoors day for your schedule):
- Pepperwood Preserve, Sunday, April 21. Guided and self-guided hikes. All-day festival (9 am to 4 pm.)
In their words: “Take in 360° views of Sonoma County on a driving tour of Pepperwood or enjoy a wildflower walk with local botanists. View artist Pamela Glasscock’s spectacular watercolor renditions of wildflowers featured in our new gallery exhibit. Enjoy activities designed for the whole family! All this AND MORE at the 5th annual Pepperwood Wildflower Festival. This event is sure to be a blast for kids and adults alike. Come anytime between 9am and 4pm. Bring layers for unexpected weather on the mountain and please carpool if possible. Food provided by Adafina Culinary and The Cheese Shop of Healdsburg will be available for purchase. This event is free and advance registration is NOT required. ” Click here for more info.
- Jack London State Park, Saturday and Sunday, April 20 and 21. Not really an organized hike but some area wineries are partnering to donate some proceeds to the park, and the park suggests you make a picnic of your winery purchase as part of a hike. Which sounds like a good plan too. More info here.
- John Muir’s home and orchards, Martinez, Saturday, April 20. It’s a Sierra Club sponsored event at the house, which is worth seeing and is a National Historic Site. The event isn’t about hiking but there are several hikes in the area that you can do to combine the two. More info here.
- Ravenswood Winery, Sonoma. Saturday and Sunday. Hikes at noon and 3 p.m. each day. $ for non-Club members. More info here.
There’s a list here as well of not just hikes but other Earth Day-related activities. Plenty of other ones too, so if you know of one that you want to let people know about, feel free to leave it in the comments section below. Thanks!