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Eleven Roses Ranch
Eleven Roses
Clearlake Oaks, CA 95423
(707) 998-4471
www.elevenrosesranch.com
The Historic Ranch Wildflower Daytrip is a fun, unique, and entertaining outing featuring narrated mule-drawn wagon tour and chuckwagon barbecue with Dutch oven cobbler for dessert and complimentary Lake County wines. The barn houses a collection of antique wagons, buggies, and farm and ranch implements. 
Available in the spring only.  Reservations required.  Private ranch day trips are available for groups and tours by advance reservation during other times of the year.
  • Meetings: Groups up to 50
Renker Farms
Renker Farms PO Box 102/2297 Argonaut Road, Kelseyville, CA  95451
(707) 279-4409
Produce stand, direct sales. Fruits, vegetables, flowers, some agriculture-related gifts and crafts available. Fall corn maze. Open: June 15–November 30, 9 am–6 pm, daily. Directions: ¼ mile east of Steele Wines, east on Argonaut Road, off Hwy 29.
Wildflower Hikes
Clearlake Oaks, CA  95423
(707) 468-4000
www.ca.blm/ukiah
Free guided hikes to view wildflowers in Cache Creek Canyon.
Boggs Mountain Demonstration State Forest
Forestry Rd. off Hwy 175, Cobb, CA  95426
(707) 928-4378
boggsmountain.net
Well-marked and maintained trails with interpretive signs (courtesy of Friends of Boggs Mountain), make the easy-to-intermediate Creekside and Gail’s Trails outdoor classrooms.
Calpine Geothermal Visitor Center
15500 Central Park Rd., Middletown, CA  95461
(800) 866-GEYSERS
www.geysers.com

Steam plumes waft up from the ridgetops of the Mayacmas Mountain Range along the Lake- Sonoma County line, vestiges of Lake County’s volcanic past. A large chamber of magma lies about 4+ miles beneath Mount Hannah and is associated with volcanic activity dating from approximately 1 million years ago. Visitors in the 19th century enjoyed hot springs spas; today The Geysers is known as the world’s largest geothermal area. Visit the Calpine Geothermal Visitor Center in Middletown to view exhibits showing how hilltop plants produce superheated steam and harvest this clean, renewable, and natural energy source. Phone for hours when the exhibits are open.

Guided Bird and Nature Walks at Rodman Slough Preserve
The Lake County Land Trust hosts guided bird and nature walks at the Rodman Slough Preserve on Saturdays. The walks, which last 90 minutes, begin at 9:00 a.m. September – May, 8:00 a.m. June – August. Free admission. 6350 Westlake Road, off Highway 29, near the Nice-Lucerne Cutoff. (707) 279-0923, (707) 994-2024, www.lakecountylandtrust.org

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