Forest Home Farms Historic Park

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Forest Home Farms Historic Park


19953 San Ramon Valley Blvd, San Ramon, CA 94583, United States


Forest Home Farms Historic Park is a beautiful place to visit, with its historic buildings and scenic trails. Forest Home Farms Historic Park is located in San Ramon, California. Forest Home Farms was originally founded as an apple orchard over 100 years ago by the Forest family. Today it has grown into a park that includes many of the original buildings from Forest’s time including the barn, blacksmith shop, cider house, and more. Forest Home Farms also features hiking trails through lush forest land where you may see deer or other wildlife along the way!

History, Attractions, and More

The Forest Home Farms Historic Park was established in the early 1900s when William E. Colby and his wife, Bertha Buel developed a 160-acre farmhouse and surrounding lands to produce agricultural crops such as grapes and olives. Unfortunately, before long Mr. Colby died unexpectedly in 1916 at the age of 32. His wife continued to manage the farm for about another decade and eventually sold it in 1926. Forest Home Farms Historic Park was founded on this land four years later by a group of San Francisco Bay Area investors who sought to preserve its agricultural heritage while opening public access to the site.

Today Forest Home Farms Historic Park is open daily from dawn until dusk with self-guided tours available throughout the day at no charge (donations are welcome). The park offers picnic facilities and small garden plots that visitors can rent for their use if they wish to bring along some home gardening projects of their own! Visitors will also find hiking trails through mature oak forests which meander across rolling hillsides before leading down towards Los Vaqueros Reservoir. Forest Home Farms Historic Park is conveniently located on the outskirts of San Ramon between Oakland and Livermore, California with easy access from nearby Interstate Highway 680.

The Forest Home Farms has beautiful gardens, hiking trails, a historic farmhouse which you can tour around at your will for free! This lovely park is located about 30 miles east of San Francisco in one of people’s favorite parts of Northern California: The Tri-Valley Area (Livermore Valley). I highly recommend this place if you are looking for some outdoor activities to enjoy that won’t break the bank or take up all day long! Just be prepared that it’s usually pretty crowded during springtime since they have gorgeous flowers blooming everywhere!! And also watch out because there are lots of poison oak plants around which you really don’t want to touch!





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Dublin, California is blessed to be home to some of the area’s most delightful attractions that inspire both residents and visitors alike.  Check out these amazing attractions on your next visit:

  • Fallon Sports Park
  • The Wave at Emerald Glen Park
  • Dublin Heritage Park & Museums
  • Forest Home Farms Historic Park
  • Kolb House and Facilities
  • Green General Store
  • Murray Schoolhouse Museum
  • Pioneer Cemetery
  • Old St. Raymond’s Church

All of these wonderful attractions are located just a short distance from our location at Wright Brothers Avenue in Livermore! Stop by for a visit anytime!



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