What To Do
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What to do if plain relaxing at Jug Handle is not enough!!
General Area Information:
Mendocino Coast Chamber of Commerce: Things to do and see on the Mendocino Coast.
Fort Bragg: Things to do and see in Fort Bragg.
Area State Parks and Nature Trails:
Point Cabrillo Light Station: Includes an historic 1909 Lighthouse and a variety of hiking trails. A popular whale-watching site.
MacKerricher State Park: Features a seal-watching station, sand dunes, a 9-mile coastal trail suitable for biking, and the unique Glass Beach.
Russian Gulch State Park: Features the Devil’s Punch Bowl (a large, collapsed sea cave with churning water) on the coast and a 36-foot high waterfall inland. Stunning hiking/biking trails.
Mendocino Headlands State Park: Features trails along the rugged cliffs surrounding the town of Mendocino and along Big River.
Van Damme State Park: Hiking/biking trails along a historic lumber mill property. Also features a pygmy forest.
Area Nature Activities & Rentals:
All Aboard Adventures: Whale watching (December-April) and bay cruises.
Catch a Canoe & Bicycles Too!: Kayak, canoe, and hand-crafted redwood-strip outrigger rentals for exploring Big River. Bicycle rentals also available.
Kayak Mendocino: Sea cave nature tours by kayak.
Liquid Fusion Kayaking: Kayaking tours, classes, and rentals located on the Noyo River.
Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens: Offering a year-round display of beautiful plants and flowers.
Ricochet Ridge Ranch: Guided horseback rides on the beach or in the redwoods.
Sub Surface Progression Dive Shop: SCUBA diving, abalone diving, surfing, & kayaking gear rentals & information.
Yorkville Cellars – Organic Vineyard: Unique and beautiful organic winery on the Mendocino Coast.