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Postcards Mendocino
Visit Mendocino
Visit Mendocino, the only town on the California Coast that is designated as an Historical Landmark. Established in the 1850's, with architecture reminiscent of Maine with its grand Victorians and quaint Saltbox cottages. Another unique feature of Mendocino is it's location. Besides the isolation and unsurpassed natural beauty, Mendocino is situated on a peninsula. Jetting out from the coast with all three sides surrounded by ocean and public parks, perfect for strolling, picnics and wave watching.
Visit Fort Bragg on Mendocino Coast
Fort Bragg is our largest rustic seaside town with a working fishing harbor, beautiful State Parks, beaches and redwood forests. Many people come to Fort Bragg to run the Skunk Train, an old-time Train that takes you on a redwood forest journey without ever having to hike. Just south of Fort Bragg, on the ocean side of Hwy 1, is a "Must See" for all flower lovers. Unique to the Mendocino Coast, the Botanical Gardens are the only oceanfront botanical gardens in America, also great for birdwatching.
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Postcards Little River
Visit Little River in Mendocino
Little River and its Van Damme State Park, is a perfect park to take kids. With three distinct parts, the beach is a favorite for kayakers, abalone divers, beach strollers and nature watchers. The east portion, Fern Canyon starts on a paved trail through picturesque towering redwoods and ferns, slowly progressing into a hiking trail that loops through a pygmy forest. This very rare, nutrient-poor highly acidic soil is hardpan clay and relatively inhospitable. As a result, these scraggly redwoods are severely dwarfed; some mature trees are barely waist-high even though they are hundreds of years old, just like the towering trees you walked through closer to the sea.
Visit Gualala & Pt Arena
Mendocino's south coast includes the villages of Irish beach, Point Arena, Manchester and Gualala, pronounced "Wah-Lah-Lah". Gualala is the Native American word for "water coming down place" and is aptly named because the Gualala River flows majestically into the pacific ocean creating a wide river mouth.
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