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.
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
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.
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.
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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
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.
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.
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.
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