Love California? Save BIG when you book at http://bestwesterncalifornia.com for your next trip. There’s SO much to see and do in California, that it’s impossible to show it all, but check out some of our favorite must-see spots in NORTHERN California.
Love California? Save BIG when you book at http://bestwesterncalifornia.com for your next trip. There’s SO much to see and do in California, that it’s impossible to show it all, but check out some of our favorite must-see spots in Bay Area and surrounding region.
Enjoy the drive up US Highway 101 in northern California around sunset time. This drive begins at California Route 211 (from Ferndale) and hops onto 101 for the drive through Eureka and Arcata. There’s a brief stop for dinner, and then the drive continues to the Clam Beach area, where I tried to catch a sunset.
Follow the story of James, a Humboldt addict who was hooked at an early age. Can James break the habit or will his obsession with redwood trees and microbrews be his undoing? If you or someone you love has the same problem, there is help: http://HookedonHumboldt.org
Humboldt Bay Wildlife Refuge, Humboldt Bay California
Just minutes from the Bayshore mall, Fort Humboldt State Park is an oasis tucked within Eureka’s city limits. Pack a picnic lunch and prepare for a calm afternoon meandering through historic logging displays and short walking tour.
Perched on a grassy hill overlooking Humboldt Bay, Fort Humboldt was originally established in 1853 to provide protection for both Native Americans and the rush of gold miners of the region. Fort Humboldt also served as a supply depot for other posts in Northern California.
Fort Humboldt’s most famous resident was Ulysses S. Grant, who served there for less than a year in 1854 as a 4th Infantry captain.
At its peak, Fort Humboldt had 26 buildings, including a hospital and surgeon’s quarters and a stockade.
After the Civil War ended, the need for the fort diminished and it was closed in 1866 and abandoned in the 1870s.
Today the park is a peaceful retreat for those who take the time to wander around the grounds. There are picnic tables, a walking tour and logging museum.
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