Califonia Bountiful

On location: Top things to do in Colusa County

January/February 2020 California Bountiful magazine

Plan a weekend getaway to one of California's hidden gems

With wide-open vistas and a community based largely on farming and ranching, Colusa County is known for abundant wildlife, outdoor recreational opportunities and a cornucopia of crops ranging from almonds, walnuts and rice to tomatoes, sunflowers and winegrapes.





Mike and Amy Doherty, Arbuckle

This family has deep roots in Colusa County agriculture: Mike is a third-generation farmer and Amy is the sixth generation. Following in their parents' footsteps, daughters Molly and Emma are pursuing agriculture-related degrees and intend to eventually join the family business. The Dohertys farm almonds and winegrapes, and bottle their grapes under the Grindstone Wines label.





Bird Day at Davis Ranches, Colusa

Each year on Presidents Day, Davis Ranches invites the public to walk its conservation trail, learn how to identify waterfowl and migrating shorebirds, and enjoy activities such as Bird Bingo. Last year's group identified 89 bird species in six hours. The Feb. 17 event is free and begins at 8 a.m.




ColUSA Made, Colusa

Occupying an 1890s building in Colusa's historic Chinatown district, ColUSA Made supports local farmers and artists by providing an inviting place to sell their wares. Customers can browse a wide array of products or visit the taproom for a craft beer or glass of wine.



Sacramento Valley Museum, Williams

Located in the heart of the Sacramento Valley, the museum showcases the region's rich history in a structure that served as a high school from 1911 to 1956. Displays include a general store, blacksmith shop and antique fire equipment. Open mid-March through October.




Rocco's Bar & Grill, Colusa

If the idea of slow-smoked prime rib, a spicy chicken sandwich or fire-roasted pizza gets your stomach rumbling, Rocco's is the place to go. Even the bread—sourdough stuffed with cheese, butter and garlic, and drizzled with balsamic vinegar glaze—earns rave reviews.


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