Discover Mendocino ... Discover
North Coast is rich in history, natural resources
and beauty. In 1850, the Baltimore schooner
Frolic shipwrecked off the Mendocino Coast, and the
explorers found riches more valuable than silk.
Towering redwood forests greeted them. Mendocino's
redwood lumber industry was then born and so opened
the link between this region and the rest of the world.
The New England-style of Mendocino Village still
maintains a Victorian era ambiance.
Year-round flower gardens proliferate in the temperate
climate, which sustains ferny trails in the five parks
encompassing abalone coves, tide pools, redwoods and
conifers, waterfalls and the Pygmy Forest.
From Elk to Westport, where all buildings face the
sea, Highway 1 follows the breathtaking coastline.
Places to Go People to
Meet Things to Do
area's State Parks.
Be active by bicycling, horseback
riding or scuba diving.
Explore the creek and river
canyons as well as the headlands and bluffs.
Visit waterfalls, ancient
marine terraces, a pygmy forest and a fern canyon.