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Ferndale is a Quaint Victorian Village

Ferndale is a quaint Victorian Village with wonderful shopping. It is also the place where Guy Fieri from Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives was raised. Just 40 minutes north west from us.

Fishing on our Private Beach

How about fishing right off our private beach into the beautiful Eel River for Steelhead, Coho or Chinook salmon. Or we'll be happy to set you up with a private guide to take you to the best hot spots to fish.

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Avenue of the Giants

It is by far the most outstanding display of the giant coastal redwoods trees in the entire 500-mile redwood belt and is accessible to all with convenient services provided along the way. The Avenue of the Giants is surrounded by the Humboldt Redwoods State Park which has the largest remaining stand of virgin redwoods in the world. Take a drive through the majestic 31 mile road and take a leisurely stroll through the numerous trails that wind all through the Giant Redwoods.

Bear River Casino

Bear River Casino in Loleta offers great breakfast, lunch and dinner. They have a restaurant there with a beautiful view and only 38 miles North on 101

Benbow Golf Course

Benbow Golf Course is a 9-hole, par 35 beautiful course which overlooks the Eel River and has a putting green. Located at the Benbow Historic Inn, they sell or rent everything you need to have a fantastic time & is just 20 miles south on 101.

Eureka's Historic Old Town

Before or after you venture into the redwoods, Old Town Eureka is a must-see. Restaurants, galleries, theaters, coffee houses, boardwalks and antique shops make up only a portion of everything this cozy quaint Victorian town has to offer. The arts are very much alive in Old Town Eureka from the renowned Native American wing in the Clarke Historical Museum to the murals that adorn the walls of buildings in the area. Experience Eureka’s history on walking tours or take in the sights while relaxing in the back seat of a horse-drawn carriage.

Ferndale Arts Gallery

In the heart of Ferndale, California, is a gem of a gallery, Ferndale Arts. Ferndale Arts is an art gallery cooperative featuring a diverse collection of fine paintings, photography, ceramics, jewelry, fiber arts, and other creations by 22 local artists, located in the historic Ferndale Arts & Cultural Center. Ferndale Arts Gallery 580 Main St. Ferndale, CA 95536 (707) 786-9634 Open seven days a week 10:00 am-5:00pm

Ferndale Museum

This is a historical and educational museum that brings the community an appreciation and understanding of the culture and heritage of Ferndale, the Eel River and Mattole Valleys. The museum publishes a magazine, produce original documentary videos, conduct tours of historic houses and businesses, stage photography exhibits, publish original biographies and historic cookbooks, and maintain a constantly enriched and varied collection. The museum’s collections include a working seismograph, player piano, active blacksmith shop, and a vast display of artifacts that pertain to or were used by our forebears. 515 Shaw Ave, Ferndale, CA 95536 (707) 786-4466

Founders Grove

Founders Grove is as big in popularity as it is in size. It is the most visited grove in Humboldt and is a major North Coast redwood attraction, and for good reason. Don’t be surprised if you fnd yourself next to a neighborly wanderer like yourself staring up at the massive Redwoods. Getting here is easy, maybe too easy. Founders Grove is located next to the Highway 101 off-ramp straight through the Avenue of the Giants.

Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge

Put on your waterproof shoes and head over to the Humboldt Bay Wildlife Refuge. Located on the southernmost end of Humboldt Bay, the Wildlife Refuge is a great place to walk flat land trails, see wildlife, and explore wetland habitats. Typically, the best time to view the wildlife is at dawn and dusk but will depend on the tide levels. If you are new to bird watching, beginners can sign out a backpack kit with binoculars, birding guides, and other educational materials. 1020 Visitor Center Access Road, Loleta, CA 95551 (707) 733-5406

Humboldt Bay Oyster Tours

Come experience the world-renowned Humboldt Bay Oyster Tour. Depending on where you would like to start your tour you can book a motorboat from Woodley Island or rent a kayak from the Arcata Marsh. You should wear layers and waterproof footwear in the splashy waters and muddy shores of the Humboldt Bay. But if you don’t wish to get dirty harvesting your own oysters in the bay head over to the Old Town Eureka Tasting Room and Oyster Bar for fresh oysters, cheese, bread, beer and a wide variety of wine. 205 G Street, Eureka, CA 95501 (800) 808-2836

Humboldt Botanical Garden

If you are looking for a labyrinth-filled adventure or to just have a lovely picnic among nature, this is the place for you. The grounds offer spectacular views of Humboldt Bay and the Pacific Ocean. The beautiful Humboldt Botanical Garden has a mixed climate that has helped a variety of plants and floral arrangements grow and thrive since 1991. 7707 Tompkins Hill Rd, Eureka, CA 95503 (707)-442-5139

Kayak Trinidad

Nestled in the beautiful seaside village of Trinidad, CA is Humboldt’s premium paddlesport instruction and guiding center. Explore the coast 2.5 miles south, towards Little River. View a variety of wildlife from your kayaks such as migratory sea and shorebirds, seals, sea lions, otter sea stars, and much more while you float down the seaside. 84 Haven Way, Trinidad, CA 95570 (707) 329- 0085

Lady Bird Johnson Grove Trail

Upon the creation of Redwood National Park in 1968, this spectacular, world-class redwood grove was dedicated to Lady Bird Johnson, our former First Lady. An easy and level path ushers travelers through a wooded forest of staggeringly immense trees, featuring the occasional blanket of rhododendrons ( May – June), mushrooms and moss as well as an inspiring variety of simple treasures found only in an ancient redwood forest. Bald Hills Road, Orick, CA 95555 (707) 465-7335

Redwood SkyWalk

See the Forest from the Trees. The Redwood Sky Walk is a self-guided interpretive experience designed to educate, inspire, and delight visitors. Learn about the rich hidden ecology of the world’s tallest trees from an entirely new perspective.

River Rafting Adventures

Humboldt County Has Six Rivers: Eel, Van Duzen, Mattole, Mad, Klamath, and Trinity. There are a variety of companies that offering rafting opportunities.

Shelter Cove

Shelter Cove is a small ocean front community that offers a few restaurants, a deli, and a bar with gorgeous views. Gyppo Ale Mill serves a nice variety of beers, lunch & dinner. Black Sands Beach is wonderful for taking a stroll or you can drive on it near the marina. There is a 9-hole golf course overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The drive there provides a peak into the King Range National Conservation Area. This is truly wild land! Stretching between Shelter Cove to the south and the Mattole River to the north, the Lost Coast is a wild land of forests, fog, waves, and sand and is only accessible to backpackers/hikers. This is real adventure. About 37 miles southwest from us.

Shrine Drive Thru Tree

Shrine Drive-Through Tree is right in our little town & a ¼ mile walk from our park. There you can drive through a tree, drive onto a tree and go inside 2 cute tree houses. They also have a nice gift shop.

Wine Tasting at Briceland Vineyards

Briceland Vineyards is your spot for an intimate, friendly wine tasting experience with wonderfully hand crafted wines with Andrew and Rosie, the owners and winemaker. Just 21 miles south on 101. By appointment (707) 923-2429
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