Visit Mendocino County is thrilled to announce our brand spanking new game! We’re pretty sure this is the very first hidden object game to feature a destination. Hidden object games are one of the staples of online game-playing and this one is a fun way to learn about the county’s hidden gems by locating objects in iconic Mendocino County scenes!
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And we have the Outfitters and Guides to make sure you get to enjoy every bit of it! If you are looking to purchase a piece of equipment to complete your own gear and supplies, we’ve got that too. Interested in going out on your own? Here’s a link to “Sea Kayaking the Redwood Coast.” A guide, available for purchase, designed for beginner to expert paddlers that provides detailed directions to launch areas as well as description of routes. (published by Explore Northcoast, a local paddling club).
Humboldt Bay – For a kayaker, there are many interesting trips to take within Humboldt Bay. Large parts of the Bay are included within the Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge, and it’s a prime spot for bird watching and observing marine life. Boat launching sites. Humboldt Bay includes Arcata Bay, to the north, Humboldt Bay proper (between Eureka and Fields Landing), and the South Bay (south of Fields Landing). Although appearing very large on the map, large parts of the Bay are mud flats, and eel grass beds. All tidally influenced so bring your tide book!
Geocaching is a family-friendly outdoor scavenger-hunt game wherein players hike the great outdoors in search of hidden-treasure caches left by other players. The caches are flamboyant and fun to find, but you don’t take the treasure with you—the rule is that if you take anything from the cache, you leave something else of equal or greater value. It’s more about the outdoor hunting journey, and there’s no place for an outdoor hunting journey quite like the mountains, hiking trails and lookouts of Lake County. Read More
Mendocino County is, without a doubt, a spiritual destination unlike any other. Visitors come to take a break from the everyday world, and locals have settled here from all over the globe after discovering something magical – it’s a common refrain that you don’t find Mendocino, Mendocino finds you. Maybe it’s the captivating natural beauty, or the remote quality of the land, or the community of fellow seekers that has built up over the past decades – but whatever it is, the energy that imbues the region is unmistakable. And it’s not just visitors that have discovered this – various spiritual and religious groups have established outposts throughout the county over the years. Many of them are open to public tours (generally by contacting them in advance), and they offer a truly unique travel experience. Here are a few of our favorites.
The mountains really rock in Lake County, a northern California getaway about a hundred miles north of San Francisco. This high-altitude wine country region knows how to hit the right note with a noteworthy ensemble of bars, grills, brewpubs and even elegant wineries that host foot-stomping live music shows.
The Smith River in Del Norte County is considered one of the cleanest rivers in the world. It is a crown jewel of the Wild and Scenic River system, and the only free-flowing river in California, completely undammed from start to finish! The unique rocky terrain of the Smith means the water does not get muddy from run-off. In fact, the jade-blue water is clear to the rocky bottom in pools of up to 30 feet! Read More
There’s a ton of medical literature that tells us taking vacations can keep you healthy, happy, and sane. Our European friends insist that their long vacations make a lot of economic sense too. If you’ve been putting off that vacation, do yourself a favor and explore these ten great things to do on a Mendocino County vacation. Read More