What could be more
blissful than visiting an ecstatic river, sweeping the
beauty of Northern California. Presenting to you- the
Russian River! Springing from the Laughlin Range, this
river is the second largest of the region!
History for Russian
Formerly identified among
the southern Pomo as Ashokawna (water to the east) and
as Bidapte (the big river), it came to be acknowledged
as San Ygnacio by the Spaniards in the 18th century.
Later on, they named it the Rio Grande.
The Russian trappers, who
had discovered this watercourse in the 19th century,
have given this immaculate river its name. They called
it the Slavianka River meaning the ‘Slav woman’. Having
a main streamline of 110 miles, this river receives
inlets from various rivulets and brooks, before it
drains out to the colossal Pacific.
River and its attractions
The lower region of the
river is an admired destination during spring, summer
and the fall. It is the ripe time to enjoy swimming and
boating, with the river co-operating with its gentle
current. However, it is risky during the winters, with
its swift currents as well as muddy water.
The floodplains of the
river enclose several vineyards and an area of the
valley was even accepted as an American Viticulture
Area. It specializes in proffering the best Chardonnay
and Pinot noir wines along with other varieties of
wines. It is thus a home to numerous wineries!
One can relish plentiful
adventurous activities in the river valley such as
ballooning and skydiving, canoeing and kayaking, hiking,
horse riding, whale watching and much more! One could
also enjoy fishing, biking, golfing and even shopping.
category of professionals who shouldn’t miss this place
is photographers. The scenic beauty magnetizes large
number of camera-worshipers. Wine lovers wouldn’t also
skip this location with bountiful wineries geared up to
serve their exquisite produces.
Beauty lures every eye and
the picturesque of the Russian River is one must watch!
Supplemented with thrilling activities and wineries, one
could have a pleasurable stay by the river. The massive
river that pours out into the Pacific is one of the best
locations of Northern California.
Related websites and additional information:
Russian River visitor's