Encounter a Tree that Smells of Cotton Candy in Sonoma County
One of Sonoma County's best-kept secrets, Quarryhill never fails to enchant. Set on 25 rolling acres punctuated by dark ponds, trickling waterfalls and a lotus blossom grotto, radiant pink blooms can grow to the size of basketballs, Quarryhill is dedicated to protecting and maintaining endangered flora rarely found outside of Asia. Encounter a tree that smells like cotton candy, and one with an unforgettable, swoon-worthy scent that only blooms in August. Climb the hill to the Tibetan prayer flags sculpture to see what Glen Ellen looks like from the top of the world. Adventure off the main marked trails to discover winding paths that lead you past small creeks with banks carpeted in deep green moss, hidden picnic tables and romantic hideaways.
- Adam Rugel (Editor) Congratulations! You won Honorable Mention in the August 1, 2012 Contest.