The public is invited to join Sebastopol Walks for a third year of walks in and about Sebastopol. Come and discover a Sebastopol that you may not know, get some exercise, and leave your car behind.

Meet at the town plaza at 9 a.m. to join this new walk that visits a number of heritage, historic and unusual trees within the City of Sebastopol. From a great California bay tree near the West County Trail to Luther Burbank’s work at his Gold Ridge Experiment Farm, and from Japanese maples to redwoods, the route provides a chance to see both naturally occurring and landscape/street trees in an urban setting. Led by Geoffrey Skinner and biologist Joan Schwan.

The walk is about 4 miles, all on sidewalks and paved trails. Wear comfortable shoes, a hat, and bring water, sunscreen and a snack. Heavy rain cancels.

The walks are based on the book “Sebastopol Walks,” and can be purchased on the walk, at City Hall or the Chamber of Commerce for $3.00.

For more information contact Richard Nichols at