If you follow the two-lane Highway 116 as it winds its way through central Sonoma County’s Russian River Valley, the ribbon of roadway becomes known as Front Street for the three blocks where it bisects “downtown” Forestville (pop. 3,293).

Visit the Tiny Town Café & Pastry for a cup of coffee and some local conversation. The Forestville Farmers Market is held on Tuesdays from June to October. And don’t forget to taste local vintages in Forestville’s tasting rooms and nearby wineries.