Bay Blog and News

Chowder Day Blind Tasting Winners

1st Place - Spud Point Crab Company spudpointcrab.com 1860 Westshore Road Bodega Bay, California 94923, U.S.A. 2nd Place - Fisherman's Cove fishermanscovebodegabay.com 1850 Bay Flat Rd Bodega Bay, Ca 94923​ 3rd Place - Rocker Oysterfeller's rockeroysterfellers.com 14415 Coast Hwy 1 Valley Ford, CA 94972    
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Coming Home to Bodega Bay

When we made a second home in Virginia several months ago, we knew that we would be returning to our home in Santa Rosa regularly. Our absence made us more appreciative of the many wonderful aspects of our life in California. We almost felt like tourists! With that mindset, we decided to take a day…
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Go birding along the coast with Yolo Audubon

Yolo Audubon is offering two September field trips; both are free and open to birders of all levels. On Saturday, Sept. 17, Chris Dunford will lead another trip to Bodega Bay for those who missed his August trip. Participants will look for the unexpected, like the northern waterthrush they saw in August, but according to…
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New county trail links coastal communities

A new trail has been dedicated at Bodega Bay. Called the Coastal Prairie Trail, it is part of the Bodega Bay Trail system and is a segment of the California Coastal Trail. The Coastal Prairie Trail begins at the Bodega Bay Community Center on the west side of Highway 1 just past Bay Hill Road.…
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Tractors, Trains & Shipwrecks – Yesteryear Recollections of Sonoma County

By (the late) Donald R. Richardson For a variety of reasons, it took several decades to bring this collection of vintage tales to fruition as their author, Donald R. Richardson, passed away in 1983; but his daughter, Donna Richardson Robbins, was determined soTractors, Trains & Shipwrecks – Yesteryear Recollections of Sonoma County (DRR Press, 132…
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22nd Annual Bodega Seafood, Art & Wine Festival

Held on a rugged, rural ranch, a few miles inland from the spectacular Sonoma Coast, the Bodega Seafood, Art & Wine Festival is both sophisticated and down-home. It has garnered the reputation for being one of the premier art, wine/beer and food festivals in California. This annual benefit attracts thousands of foodies, art aficionados, wine…
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2016 Fireworks Over Bodega Bay

Fireworks show produced by Pyro Spectaculars will start at dark (9:30PM) on Saturday, July 2.  The display can be seen from all around Bodega Bay.  Handicap parking at Westside Park. If you can see the protected waters of the Bodega Bay harbor, you should be able to see the show. It's viewable from Westside Road,…
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Civil War Days Returns to Duncan Mills

One of the largest Civil War reenactments west of the Mississippi and the largest in Northern California is returning to Freezeout Canyon in the charming town of Duncans Mills, California, on the Russian River. On Saturday, July 16, and Sunday, July 17, CIVIL WAR DAYS, a two-day living history reenactment open to the public, gives…
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Bodega Bay Daytrip: Visit Kruse Rhododendron State Reserve

Once a year forest bloom happening now.  Visit http://www.californiasparks.com for more about California's parks Vivid pink petals of wild rhododendrons color the forest in the Kruse State Reserve for a few short weeks around Mother’s Day, and the natural event is now in full swing on the Reserve’s 300 acres, 30 miles north of Bodega…
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Salmon Creek ArtWalk – May 14-15

Directions: From San Francisco, take Hwy 101 North to Petaluma. At Petaluma take the Washington St Exit. Turn left on Washington St. and continue all the way to Bodega Bay (The street name will change several times but will eventually turn into Hwy 1.) Hwy 1 will take you all the way to Bodega Bay!…
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Castles and Kites – May 7th – Doran Park

This annual festival features spectacular kites, demonstrations and training on the beach with sand sculpture creations. Park representatives are on hand with tools and molds to help you create your own! Overnight camping available.
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