Russian River is a destination location with it’s epicenter in Guerneville. The Russian River snakes it’s way through the Russian River Valley, also a well known wine region. With towns dotted along the river, one can start in Forestville and get to the coastal town of Jenner by going town to town. The draw is a cooler climate, kayaking and canoeing, wine tasting, good restaurants and river vacation homes. Summer time is lively and draws a fair amount of tourist to the Russian River Festivals and the Lazy Bear Weekend.