Things to Do in Willits

Roots of Motive Power

Roots of Motive Power

Roots of Motive Power is an all-volunteer organization founded in 1982 to preserve and restore steam- and diesel-powered equipment used in the California north coast logging industry from the 1850s to the present. Roots has collected a very complete blacksmith shop, several period machine shop tools, and has a Research Library of early steam and…

Read more »
Brooktrails Golf Course

Brooktrails Golf Course

The Brooktrails Golf Course is a unique & beautiful 9 hole walking course on 40 acres of majestic redwoods.  It is a great course for both beginning and advanced golfers, with many events scheduled throughout the year.  They now also offer a newly constructed 18-hold disc gold course, fun for the whole family!  

Read more »
Lake Ada Rose

Lake Ada Rose

Lake Ada Rose is a reservoir located just 2.2 miles from Willits, and is another great place to go fishing (whether you’re an avid fisherperson or just like to drop a pole in the water and read a book). You will need to have a fishing license; for license purchase, fishing rules and regulations please…

Read more »
Lake Emily

Lake Emily

Lake Emily is a reservoir located just 3 miles from Willits, and is a great place to go fishing.  There is a large variety of fish including lake trout, bass, catfish, and more.  You will need to have a fishing license; for license purchase, fishing rules and regulations please visit the California Fish & Wildlife…

Read more »
The Skunk Train

The Skunk Train

Wolf Tree Turn Route from Willits Come ride the skunk in its natural habitat. Forty miles of railroad run through majestic redwood forests, scenic mountain meadows, and over 30 trestles bridging the pristine mountain waters of Northern California. Discover historic Wolf Tree Turn,  scenic journey departing Willits and traveling over the highest point of the…

Read more »
Five Hiking Trails You Will Love

Five Hiking Trails You Will Love

Here’s your guide to Willits hiking. There are several former logging trails in Brooktrails Township in Willits that have been restored into great hiking trails.

Read more »
Seabiscuit’s Home

Seabiscuit’s Home

Seabiscuit – The little horse that could Ridgewood Ranch, off hwy 101 about 7 miles south of Willits, was the home of and is the final resting place for the great racing legend, Seabiscuit. Check out our Seabiscuit packages. Visitors can tour the working ranch Seabiscuit called home and experience the spine-tingling excitement of watching…

Read more »
Mendocino County Redwoods

Mendocino County Redwoods

“The redwoods, once seen, leave a mark or create a vision that stays with you always. No one has ever successfully painted or photographed a redwood tree. The feeling they produce is not transferable. From them comes silence and awe. It’s not only their unbelievable stature, nor the color which seems to shift and vary…

Read more »
Why We Love Willits

Why We Love Willits

The Skunk Train – A rolling piece of American history No trip to Mendocino County would be complete without a ride on the Skunk Train. The California redwoods provide an awe-inspiring backdrop for this rolling piece of American history. The train begins in Willits (also out of Fort Bragg). Take your seat; it is time…

Read more »