California is located in Sonoma County's wine country east of the
Mayacamas Mountains and west of Coast Range.
Situated in foothills
next to Mendocino County's wine country, the city is surrounded by
vineyards and redwood forests. A quaint downtown shopping area with
buildings from the early 1900's is a pleasant place to stroll and enjoy.
From Cloverdale to
Oakland Airport is approximately a 90 miles distance and the drive from
Southern California to this destination is approximately 450 miles,
taking over 7 hours. When you arrive in Cloverdale "where wine country
meets the redwoods," wine tasting, boating, canoeing, fishing, hiking,
and hot air balloon rides are but a few of the things you want to enjoy.
Situated next to the
border of Mendocino County, Cloverdale California sits near the Russian
River and Lake Sonoma, both of which are popular for fishing, canoeing,
swimming and camping. Cloverdale enjoys Sonoma's warmest microclimate
and offers a lifestyle second to none. With a population of only 6,200,
residents enjoy miles of quiet country roads that meander through
vineyards, forest and small towns. We invite you to come and explore the
beauty of Northern Sonoma County at the foothills of the Northern
California Wine Country.
Wine tasting in Sonoma County is extremely popular because of the
quality and quantity of wineries to tour (nearly 40). Sebastiani,
Kenwood, Ravenswood, Domaine Carneros and Chateau St. Jean are some
Cloverdale was named
for the fields of clover that settlers discovered in the mid-1800's. Mr.
& Mrs. Markle hoped to set up a store with a partner along the
pack-trail between Ukiah and Humbolt County where lumber was plentiful
in redwood country.
Today you can learn
about the history of this area though a wonderful Cloverdale museum
operated by the Cloverdale Historical Society. Located in the Gould-Shaw
House, you'll find many artifacts and remnants of days gone by to read
about and explore. In addition to the museum operations, the historical
society also sponsors an annual fiddle contest that draws visitors from
around the country, if not the globe. Truly a family event with
old-fashioned fun, it has become so popular that it was recently
expanded from one day to two. It is usually held in late January.
Gould-Shaw House is
listed on the National Historic Register, visit the museum at 215 North
Cloverdale Blvd., Cloverdale, CA cloverdalehistoricalsociety.org
Cloverdale events are
great fun, enjoyed in the old-fashioned community atmosphere locals
love. Cloverdale Citrus Fair, Old Time Fiddle Contest, Black Bart
Festival and an Artists Competition are a few of the many activities and
special events visitors may want to experience.
Nearby cities include
Ukiah (28 miles), known as the gateway to the redwoods and Clearlake
situated on a beautiful lake full of fishing, boating and recreational
opportunities. The beach and Sonoma Coast is approximately one hour west
and Santa Rosa to the south.
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