3 Day Tour of the North Coast
Van Damme State Park and the Pygmy Forest
Little River, CA
3 miles south of the town of Mendocino on Highway 1
2 trails lead to the Pygmy Forest. One route loops 3.5 miles through Fern Canyon, the 1-mile Logging Road Trail, leads more directly to the forest.
DRIVE NORTH ON HIGHWAY 1 TO:
The Village of Mendocino
The unbelievably picturesque Village of Mendocino is on the National Register of Historic Places
Mendocino Arts Center
45200 Little Lake Street, Mendocino, CA
Kelley House Museum
45007 Albion Street, Mendocino, CA
Ford House Museum and Mendocino Headlands State Park
Ocean side of Main Street, Mendocino, CA
NORTH ON HIGHWAY 1 TO:
Point Cabrillo Light Station
45300 Lighthouse Road, Mendocino, CA
The lighthouse also includes a gift shop and museum. Tours and lectures on nautical history and marine mammals are available.
HEAD NORTH ON HIGHWAY 1 TOWARDS FORT BRAGG:
Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens
18220 N Highway 1, Fort Bragg, CA
Downtown Fort Bragg
The Skunk Train
100 W Laurel Street, Fort Bragg, CA
A time traveler from the last century would feel quite at home riding California Western Railroad’s Skunk Train today. The view is all but unchanged and the train follows the same coastal "Redwood Route" as it has since 1885.
901 Glass Beach Drive, Fort Bragg, CA
Glass Beach is one of the most unique beaches in the world. Years of pounding wave action have deposited tons of polished glass onto the beach.
HEAD NORTH ON HIGHWAY 1 TO:
MacKerricher State Park
3 miles north of Fort Bragg
Offers a variety of habitats -- beach, bluff, headland, dune, forest and wetland.