DUNCANS MILLS On Hwy. 116, 8 mi. W of Guerneville, 4 mi. E of ocean, (707) 865-2024. Once a lumber village, this tiny rustic town—population 85 in 2006-- is now home to a collection of eclectic shops, a general store with a deli, a restaurant, and a riverside campground with private beach. Cattle graze on the peaceful adjacent hillside, and benches invite relaxing for a stretch, especially on a sunny day.
Christopher Queen Galleries (707) 865-1318. 14 W-M 11-5. This gallery is one of the first to specialize in early and contemporary California art.
●Mr. Trombly’s Tea 25185 Main St., (707) 865-9979. M-Sat 10-6, Sun 11-5. Claiming to have the largest selection of vintage and new teapots in California, this tea-oriented shop also has a plethora of accoutrements and sells a vast variety of tea in bulk.
●Sophie’s Cellars 25179 Main St./Hwy 116. Daily in summer 11am-5pm; shorter hours rest of year; happy hour F 4-7pm, $5/glass of wine+$5 hors d’oeuvres.
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