Outdoor Recreation

Great weather, pastoral scenery, and

protected open spaces

Petaluma’s mild climate offers outdoor adventurers year-round options for golf, hiking, bird watching, river activities and more. So whether you're packing your clubs, binoculars, kayak or just a really comfortable pair of walking shoes, Petaluma is the perfect place for outdoor adventures.

Bicycling
Mike's Bikes
Mike's Bikes
264 Petaluma Blvd. N. • (707) 776-0606

Rent a bike or get their advice on the best places to ride in Sonoma County.

Petaluma Green Lane
Petaluma Green Lane
• 707-776-3606

Mission: To promote, enable and support walking and bicycling around Petaluma. Bike Maps available on website.

Sonoma County Bicycle Coalition
Sonoma County Bicycle Coalition
750 Mendocino Ave, Suite 6 • 707.545.0153

Promoting bicycling for transportation and recreation and works to educate the community about bicycle safety and the benefits of cycling, including good health and protecting the environment.

Water Ways Self Guided Tour
Water Ways Self Guided Tour

Take a 7 mile journey to see all the sites envisioned as part of an interconnected waterfront. Download the map.

Boating
Clavey Paddlesports
Clavey Paddlesports
409 Petaluma Blvd. S. • (707) 766-8070

Clavey offers scheduled kayak and stand up paddleboard tours, socials and classes on the Petaluma River and Tomales Bay. The downtown retail shop offers kayaks, boards, canoes, rafts and a large inventory of the latest in paddlesports equipment.  We have weekday and weekend rentals for the Russian River, Tomales Bay,  the Petaluma River and beyond.

Friends of the Petaluma River
Friends of the Petaluma River
260H North Water Street • (707) 763-7756

A non-profit organization dedicated to celebrating and conserving the Petaluma River, its wetlands and wildlife. The group offers tours of the Petaluma River and chartered cruises.

He'e Nalu Outrigger Canoe Club
He'e Nalu Outrigger Canoe Club
625 Second St • (707) 762-5999

We are a club in Marin County and Sonoma County that provides a healthy, competitive and supportive environment to practice the ancient sport of outrigger canoe while learning and perpetuating Polynesian cultural values here on the mainland. We have regular practices for Men and Women who love to paddle one, two and six-man canoes.

North Bay Rowing Club
North Bay Rowing Club
699 Second Street •

A club with a diverse membership of men and women of all ages with interests in recreation and racing. NBRC is a member of Petaluma Small Craft Center Coalition, PSC3.

Petaluma Marina
Petaluma Marina
781 Baywood Dr. • (707) 778-4489

With 167 slips, the Petaluma Marina offers many facilities and services to boaters and kayakers on the river, including private restrooms and showers, full utilities, security gates and kayak storage.

Petaluma Small Craft Center
Petaluma Small Craft Center
PO Box 56 •

A group of clubs and individuals whose mission is to improve access to the Petaluma River for human-powered watercraft.

Petaluma Stand Up Paddle
Petaluma Stand Up Paddle
775 Baywood Dr. #105 • (707) 765-1131

Rentals, lessons, tours, sales and accessories.

Petaluma Yacht Club
Petaluma Yacht Club
10 C St. • (707) 765-9725

Visiting yacht club members whose clubs are also members of P.I.C.Y.A. can call to arrange cruise-ins to the club house and the Petaluma River Turning Basin.

 

Equestrian
Riverside Equestrian Center
Riverside Equestrian Center
7600 Lakeville Rd. • (707) 778-8499

Situated on 70 acres, it is the largest equestrian center in Northern California and offers boarding, as well as hosting shows and events.

 

Victoria's Fashion Stables
Victoria's Fashion Stables
430 Sprauer Rd. • (707) 665-0600

Offering equestrian services, special services for events, as well as pony rides and petting zoo tours for all types of locations.

Golf
Petaluma Golf & Country Club
Petaluma Golf & Country Club
1500 Country Club Dr. • (707) 762-8311

The facilities include both a ceremony site and banquet hall. The banquet hall can accommodate up to 180 guests and includes a covered patio overlooking the private course. The outdoor ceremony site is on the 3rd tee with views of the Petaluma Valley. 

Petaluma Golf Center
Petaluma Golf Center
200 Stony Point Road • (707) 778-0696

A complete practice center with 56 ground level hitting stations, 8 grass tees, 10 fully covered stalls and a putting green. Also features Sonny’s Grill.

Rooster Run Golf Club
Rooster Run Golf Club
2301 E. Washington St. • (707) 778-1211

Rooster Run features 18 holes and clubhouse with banquet facility, cafe and pro shop.

Hiking
Helen Putnam Regional Park
Helen Putnam Regional Park
411 Chileno Valley Rd. •

The trails in this 216-acre county preserve are a favorite among equestrians, walkers and runners.

Shollenberger Park
Shollenberger Park
1400 Cader Lane • (707) 763-3577

A 165-acre wetlands and wildlife sanctuary less than a mile from the marina, offering the following free tours October through June weather permitting:

Steamer Landing Park
Steamer Landing Park
6 Copeland St. • (707)778-4380

This 1.93 acre park adjacent to Downtown includes trails and a historic livery stable that has been restored as the Petaluma River Heritage Center through the sponsorship of Friends of the Petaluma River. Visit www.petalumarhc.org for more info.

Tolay Lake Regional Park
Tolay Lake Regional Park
5869 Cannon Lane • 707-789-9644

Join park staff on a four hour guided hike at Tolay Lake Regional Park at 9:00 on Saturdays. Call (707) 789-9644 after 7:00 am the day of hike to confirm. Parking fee is $6 per car, or free with Annual Park Pass.

Racing
Petaluma Speedway
Petaluma Speedway
100 Fairgrounds Dr. • (707) 763-RACE

Located at the Sonoma-Marin (Petaluma) Fairgrounds features auto racing on Saturday nights from March through September; sprint cars, dirt modifieds, and more.

Sonoma Raceway
Sonoma Raceway
29355 Arnold Dr. • 800-870-RACE

Located about 15 miles east of Petaluma, Sonoma Raceway is where fans can enjoy thrilling NASCAR, NHRA and INDYCAR racing events, plus camping, entertainment and more.

Swimming
Cavanagh Pool
Cavanagh Pool
426 G Street • (707) 778-4536

A 20-yard by 6-yard outdoor pool sheltered on all sides by walls; water temperature is 86 degrees.

Petaluma Swim Center
Petaluma Swim Center
900 E. Washington St. • (707) 778-4410

Heated outdoor 50-meter olympic sized pool and wading pools with showers, dressing rooms, with a renovated deck and picnic areas complete with BBQ's and vending machines.

The pool is open seasonally during the summer