We recently took a day trip to Jack London State Historic Park, a 1400 acre Sonoma Valley park with over 29 miles of trails, located an hour and 15 minutes north of San Francisco.
The entirety of the landscape driving through to the park was charred with ash by the Sonomo and Napa fires, but luckily, Jack London State Historic Park wasn’t harmed.
The park is a character in itself with the diverse nature of rolling hills and vineyards, nestled right in the Sonoma Mountains.
Jack London was an internationally-famous writer, explorer, and lover of nature. In the early 1900s, he purchased over 130 acres of land to preserve and grow it into what he had envisioned as a perfect escape from the city-life. 100 years later, the area exists as a park in his name and consists of multiple vineyards used to produce wine.
Old ruins of Jack London’s farm are still standing, like this watering hole for pigs…
…and an old winery cellar with an archway that perfectly outlines the beauty of the vineyards.
Of the places I’ve visited in NorCal thus far, the Jack London State Historic Park is my favorite.
Excited to bring you more Discovering NorCal posts soon!