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Golf at the Little River Inn
Tucked among the hills and redwoods, this nine-hole course presents unexpected challenges to golfers. It may be that the stunning ocean views distract first time players, or it may be a wandering deer crossing the putting green – this is an Audubon-certified sanctuary, after all. Read More.
Ease into an ocean kayak and paddle off on a professionally guided sea cave tour through Van Damme State Park. Commune with harbor seals, sea stars and shorebirds in their incredibly rich and diverse natural habitat. All tours are easily navigated by beginners and require no prior kayaking experience, as Van Damme is a special place offering protection and channels in either direction. Read More.
Established by transplanted New Englanders in the 1850’s, Mendocino Village feels more like a charming East Coast fishing hamlet. Teeming with Victorian mansions, Cape Cod architecture, saltbox homes, wooden water towers, and eclectic boutiques and galleries, the village is a must-visit for foodies, antique hunters and art lovers. Read More.
Mendo Wine Tours
Set off on a guided day-long tour of Mendocino County’s award-winning wineries. Tour and sample some of the best — and possibly even better, least — known of California’s North Coast vintners while taking in the Anderson Valley’s beautiful scenery. A gourmet lunch will be served al fresco at one of the wineries. Taste as many wines as you want during the day without the hassle or hazard of driving. Read More.
Catch a Canoe & Bicycles Too!
Established in 1972, Catch a Canoe & Bicycles, Too! continues to provide a wide selection of kayaks, canoes, outriggers, and bicycles for exploring beautiful Big River and beyond. Originally The Mendocino Yacht and Canoe Club, we are the coast’s only full-service outdoor shop, providing rentals, sales and service year-round for visitors and locals alike. Read More.
Mendocino Art Center
Overlooking a rugged expanse of the Pacific Ocean in the charming coastal village of Mendocino, the Art Center is a highly regarded artistic and educational institution offering over 200 retreat-style classes each year in ceramics, fiber arts, fine arts, jewelry and sculpture. The art galleries also feature monthly exhibitions spotlighting the creative works of local and national artists. Read More.
Point Cabrillo Light Station
There is much to do and even more to see when visiting this 270-acre state park featuring pristine coastal bluffs, windswept prairie-land and hidden coves. Sights include the 1909 lighthouse, the 1st Assistant Lightkeeper’s Home (now a museum depicting the home of a lightkeeper’s family in the 1930s) and the Blacksmith & Carpentry Shop. Read More.
Jug Handle State Natural Reserve
Situated on the coast, this state park features a 2½-mile self-guided nature trail called the Ecological Staircase. Beginning by the ocean, the trail winds inland, ascending a series of five ancient terraces carved by millions of years of pounding surf, grinding glaciers, and tectonic activity. It is also home to one of the more beautiful and less-crowded beaches in Mendocino. Read More.
Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens
Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens offers everything from colorful flowers to thunderous waves. With manicured formal gardens, a dense coastal pine forest, native flora and habitats, fern-covered canyons, camellias, rhododendrons, magnolias and conifers, heaths and heathers, and flower-filled coastal bluffs overlooking the blue ocean, the garden is a jewel on the Pacific Coast. Read More.
Whale Watching & Fishing
Get a fascinating, close-up look at seasonally migrating California Grey Whales or watch a great white shark hunt elephant seals off the coastal islands and sea rocks. There is always fishing (weather permitting) along the Cordell Banks, one of the richest marine eco-systems on the West Coast. Read More.
No need to be alarmed by the name, the Skunk Train is a historic passenger railway that runs through forty miles of majestic redwood forests, scenic mountain meadows, and over 30 bridges overlooking the pristine mountain waters of Northern California. Read More.
Anderson Valley Wine Country
Anderson Valley is located in the rolling hills of the coastal region of Mendocino County, about two hours north of San Francisco. Only fifteen miles long, this beautiful valley is home to a unique group of vineyards and wineries producing a broad range of excellent wines including world class Pinot Noir and Alsace Varietals. Whether you are an experienced wine aficionado, or are just discovering the pleasure of drinking good wine, the Anderson Valley welcomes you to swirl, sip and savor Northern California’s finest! Read More.
The Heritage House Resort
5200 N Hwy 1
Little River, CA 95456, USA
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Whale Festival03/05/2016View majestic whales off the Pacific Coast, taste chowder and wine and discover unique art exhibits and local shops. During…
Mendocino Film Festival05/27/2016This wildly popular film festival brings independent works to five cities around Mendocino, allowing the area’s stunning…