Nature Games and Warm Cider at Rancho Mark West 

*Please note, this event is full. Registrations will be sent to the waiting list* 

Rancho Mark West, Santa Rosa

January 19th 10:30-2:30

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There is nothing more lovely than a day out in the woods, mingling with other families who love the outdoors, while the kids explore, discover and play. Spend the day exploring Rancho Mark West, a 120-acre forested property protected forever by Ag + Open Space. This fun-filled day of nature games may have your kids (and you!) leaping like a deer, creeping like a fox, or camouflaging like a lizard. At the end of the day, we’ll meet back at the historic barn to enjoy warm cider together.

Where? Rancho Mark West, 7125 St. Helena Rd, Santa Rosa Ca 95407 

From Santa Rosa take Highway 12 towards Sonoma and go left at Calistoga Road. Take Calistoga Road 3.3 miles up and over a short grade (approx. 5 minutes from intersection with Highway 12). Turn right at St. Helena Road. 7125 St. Helena Road is approximately 2.6 miles from the intersection with Calistoga Road. You will know you are almost there when you emerge into a clearing of Christmas Trees on the right.

From Sonoma take a right on Calistoga Road and follow the above instructions. Turn into the driveway and look for LandPaths staff to direct you to parking. Allow 25 minutes drive time from downtown Santa Rosa.

What to bring:

  • Water bottle, lunch & snacks for the day
  • Comfortable hiking shoes or boots 
  • Warm clothing in layers, and possibly rain gear 

Details, and what to expect:

  • There is no fee for this event, thanks to Ag+Open Space 
  • We will stay together as a group 
  • No smoking, no pets, and of course no smoking pets!
  • You'll be asked to sign a liabilty waiver upon arrival 

Contact: For questions, please contact our offfices by calling 707-544-7284 #107


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Ag + Open Space protects land in Sonoma County and LandPaths connects you with that land. This program is made possible through a partnership between the District and non-profit partner LandPaths. It is sponsored by the voters of Sonoma County who funded the District's work with a quarter-cent sales tax, and is coordinated & guided by LandPaths.