Fun Summer Activities

Natural beauty at Spring Lake

Natural beauty at Spring Lake

Annabella Curotto, Staff Writer

Do you find yourself getting bored with how much free time you have during summer break? Are you running out of things to do? Here are some fun summer activity ideas for you!


1. Spring Lake Regional Park, Santa Rosa

This regional park is located in east Santa Rosa, near Howarth Park. It is open from 7 a.m. to sunset, and parking costs around $7. It consists of 10 miles of hiking trails, along with picnic tables. There are beautiful trees surrounding the lake that change colors throughout the year.

2. Hood Mountain Regional Park, Santa Rosa

For anyone looking for a more challenging hike, this one is for you. You can climb 2,730 feet to the Hood Mountain summit and hike to Gunsight Rock, where, if it is a clear day, you can see the Golden Gate Bridge. In this regional park, you will walk through meadows and forests. You will also come across waterfalls. Hood Mountain Regional Park is open from 7 a.m. to sunset, and parking costs about $7.

3. Jack London State Park, Glen Ellen

This park is open daily, except on certain holidays, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and parking costs about $10. The Jack London State Park consists of over 1,000 acres. You can view London’s home and The Wolf House in this large state park.

4. Sonoma Valley Regional Park, Glen Ellen

This regional park covers 202 acres in Sonoma Valley and is open from 8 a.m. to sunset. Various trails in this park lead you through meadows, forests, and creeks. There are many picnic tables in shaded areas, and parking costs around $7.

5. Shiloh Ranch Regional Park, Windsor

This regional park is open from 7 a.m. to sunset, and parking is about $7. It is an 850-acre park with forests, ponds, and a creek. You can not only hike, but you can also bike or horseback ride on some trails. These pathways have beautiful views and wildlife encounters.


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