Join a Wildflower Walk

Catch the vibrant display of spring blooms in the parks.

See the Colors

Whale Watching at the Coast

March and April are prime months for the annual northbound migration of Pacific gray whales.

Plan Your Visit

Enjoy the Scenery

Explore Helen Putnam's rolling hills for breath-taking views of bright green countryside and blue-and-white skies.

Helen Putnam Regional Park

Popular Attractions

  • Wander Among the Wildflowers
    Spring flowers are beginning to bloom! Come along to see the colors and learn more about native plants on our weekly wildflower walks March 14 to April 15. We expect a vibrant display, thanks to winter rains, and in honor of our 50th anniversary, we'll try to identify 50 species on these outings.
  • Go Whale Watching
    Grab your binoculars and head to the Sonoma Coast for one of nature's remarkable shows. March and April are prime months for the annual northbound migration of Pacific gray whales. Parks and trails along the North Coast and Bodega Bay are where you're most likely to glimpse mothers and calves making the journey.
  • Spring Hikes: Helen Putnam Regional Park
    Head to the rolling hills just west of Petaluma for spring beauty that will take your breath away. Helen Putnam Regional Park features jaw-dropping views of bright green countryside and endless blue-and-white skies.
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