Leisure & Activities
Mendocino County is one of the most picturesque areas in the state of California. Its terrain includes breathtaking coastline, rolling, vineyard covered hills, redwood forests and rugged mountains. There is so much to see and do and below we have listed some area attractions that you can link to. We would love to assist you in making plans, so please do not hesitate to ask us!
We have discovered some of the most amazing hiking trails right here in Willits! Trails such as Fawn Lily, Thimbleberry, Last Chance . . . are located in an area called Brooktrails and they were once old logging roads that are now converted into hiking trails. Let us pack you a light snack and some bottled water and give you a map and you’re on your way . . . for an hour, or a few, or all day; it simply depends how far you want to go.
There are also many other trails for hiking and dirt bike riding in our County. We would be happy to supply you with information for other trails in the county.
Brooktrails Golf Course
This nine-hole gem is located in Willits among the Redwoods is not only beautiful, but challenging.
Mendocino County Museum
A true jewel of a museum – fascinating history of our County. Located in Willits
Roots of Motive Power
Take a trip back in time at Roots of Motive Power and learn about steam engines and the roots of the logging industry.
Tour the Home of Seabiscuit who lived and died and is buried at Ridgewood Ranch.
Let the train take you back in time as you are whisked away on a fantastic journey.
We offer Skunk Train Packages!
Willits Center for the Arts
The WCA was created to nurture and showcase the art that makes Northern California a creative, cultural epicenter, and features ad new show every month.
Willits Community Theater
There is nothing like live theater – actors up close, the sound of footsteps across the stage, just the performers and the audience, with no second takes and very few special effects.
Willits Frontier Days
This event stars the oldest continual rodeo in the State. The main event is the CCPRA Rodeo at its finest, featuring some of the best cowboy talent in California. July Fourth Weekend.
Mendocino County Wines
Though small, Mendocino County is known for producing world-class wines, a tradition that started more than 125 years ago.
Home of the World Famous Gravity House, Mountain Train Ride, World’s Largest Free Standing Redwood Chainsaw and is a fun place to visit.
Drive Thru Tree
The Chandlier Drive Thru Tree in Leggett was hollowed out in the 1930s. The tree itself stands 315 feet high and has a diameter of 21 feet.
Montgomery Woods State Reserve
Get off the beaten path and away from the hectic life of the city at Montgomery Woods State Reserve – of California’s 31 redwood parks this is one of the most remote.
Avenue of the Giants
This world-famous scenic drive is an alternate 31-mile portion of the original Hwy 101, which now parallels the new Hwy 101 with its 51,222 acres of magnificent redwood groves. Approx 1.5 hours North on Hwy 101