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.
Petaluma and the surrounding areas are a haven for cycling enthusiasts attending or participating in prestigious cycling events such as Levi Leipheimer's King Ridge GranFondo or wishing the explore the area by bike on their own.
264 Petaluma Blvd. N. (707) 776-0606
Rent a bike or get their advice on the best places to ride in Sonoma County.
|Sonoma County Bicycle Coalition||
Sonoma County Bicycle Coalition
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||
Petaluma 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 or (800) 832-4226
Offers kayak and Stand Up Paddleboard sales, rentals, classes and tours, with drop-off and pick-up service available. Mon.-Fri. 10am-6pm. Sat. 10am-5pm Sun. Seasonal.
|Friends of the River||
Friends of the Petaluma River
A non-profit organization dedicated to celebrating and conserving the Petaluma River, its wetlands and wildlife. The group offers tours of the Petaluma River, including the popular Friday Evening Wine and Cheese Eco Cruises and charters.
781 Baywood Dr. (707) 778-4489
With 167 berths, the Petaluma Marina offers full service utilities, private restrooms and showers, security gates and kayak storage. Visit the website for details.
|Petaluma Small Craft Center||
Petaluma Small Craft Center
A group of clubs and individuals whose mission is to improve access to the Petaluma River for human-powered watercraft. Visit their website for activities and events.
|Petaluma Stand Up Paddle||
Petaluma Stand Up Paddle
775 Baywood Dr. #105 (707) 765-1131
Rentals, lessons, tours, sales and accessories.
|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.
Fishing pier at “C” Street and on the Petaluma River Turning Basin docks. The Petaluma River from South Petaluma to San Pablo Bay is known to have sturgeon, striped bass, perch and some smaller bass varieties.
|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
411 Chileno Valley Rd.
The trails in this 216-acre county preserve are a favorite among equestrians, walkers and runners.
|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.
Located at the Sonoma-Marin (Petaluma) Fairgrounds (enter on E. Washington St.) features auto racing on Saturday nights from March through September; sprint cars, dirt modifieds, and more.
29355 Arnold Dr.. Sonoma 800-870-RACE
Located about 15 miles east of Petaluma, Sonoma Raceway is where fans can enjoy NASCAR and NHRA.
Public courts, some lighted, are available at several city parks. Call or visit the website for details.
Look for courts at:
• Del Oro Park (Casa Grande Rd. and Sartori Dr.)
• Lucchesi Park (320 No. McDowell Blvd.)
• McNear Park (“G” and 11th Streets)
• Leghorns Park (Sonoma Mountain Parkway)
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