Learning from our last hike attempt at Mount Saint Helena, I ditched the BOB jogging stroller and took Bethypoo to Helen Putnam Regional Park, a 216-acre preserve located just outside Petaluma. This park is an absolute treasure, with its rolling hills, multi-use trails, a small pond, and best of all, the short drive from our residence to get there.
A $7 fee is required for parking at the main lot, but the $60 annual pass will more than pay for itself. It is possible to bypass the fee by parking in the neighborhoods surrounding the park, but I’d like to do my part to ensure this park stays open, and I hope others will too!
Only sour note for this otherwise awesome morning was the stale bagel from Peet’s Coffee, in downtown Petaluma. I wasn’t sure if the bagel was supposed to be that hard, but the baristas seemed to be busy and I wasn’t going to bother them.
Bethypoo and I recommend this place to anyone in the immediate area interested in a stroll through picturesque, rolling hills, and we hope some of the following snapshots will encourage you to check this place out!