Skunk Train in Fort Bragg
The Skunk Train is one of the most popular visitor attractions in California’s North Coast and considered to be one of the ten most scenic rail trips in North America. Built as a logging railroad, the Skunk Train follows the same coastal redwoods route from Fort Bragg to Willits as it has since 1885, when it was known as the Fort Bragg Railroad.Address: 100 W Laurel St, Fort Bragg, CA 95437 Phone: +1 707-964-6371 Distance From: 1.1 Miles
Mendocino Coast Botanical Garden
The Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens is the only public garden in the continental United States that fronts directly to the ocean. What makes this garden very unique is the number of zones that you pass through on your hike from the visitor center to the bluffs along the beach. Located on 47 acres that lie between California's scenic Highway One and the Pacific Ocean, this magnificent site includes canyons, wetlands, coastal bluffs, and a closed-cone pine forest. Set among this striking background is a varied array of plant collections.Address: 18220 CA-1, Fort Bragg, CA 95437 Phone: +1 707-964-4352 Distance From: 1.5 Miles
Mendocino Village, California
Founded in 1850 as a logging community, Mendocino Village is now known as one of California's premier artist communities. Mendocino is located 9.5 miles (15 km) south of Fort Bragg, at an elevation of 154 feet (47 m). The population of the census-designated place (CDP) was 894 at the 2010 census, up from 824 at the 2000 census.
Located at the end of West Elm St., Glass Beach is one of the most unique beaches in the world, not because nature created it that way, but because time and the pounding surf have corrected one of man's mistakes.
Beginning in 1949, the area around Glass Beach became a public dump. It is hard to believe these days, but back then people dumped all kinds of refuse straight into the ocean, including old cars, and their household garbage, which of course included lots of glass.