Grab your rucksack and your camera for a refreshing weekend away in the glorious redwood paradise of Armstrong State Park in Sonoma County. Located off the Russian River in a canyon two miles from Guerneville’s Main Street this incredible area offers not only the ultimate sightseeing options but numerous activities as well. Thousand-year-old trees rise up in the air with the largest one reaching up to 379.3 feet high towards the sky. You can discover it all with self-guided nature trails along the way, stopping along the way in one of many picnic facilities around. For experienced and newbies horseback riding options are available on the East Ridge Trail or Pool Ridge Trail of the park. Walk towards Austin Creek State Recreation Area a tamer side of the park with meadows and open woodlands and find a variety of outdoor activities suitable for young and old, from fishing and boating at the river, wildlife watching, camping or hiking. Each way you go a relaxing option presents in the most miraculous ways nature can offer.