The Farms and Forests Heritage Corridor forms a transect across Northern California’s ecological and agricultural regions.
Visitors traveling along this route can visit historic farms and other sites, explore diverse natural landscapes and learn about Northern California’s culture and environment.
Take time to envelop yourself in the rich tapestry of this land and its people. There is much to discover, to savor and to learn in every season.
Length of Byway or Route: This drive can be done in a half day, but why not spend an entire weekend exploring?
Highway 20 from Fort Bragg east through Lake County. The corridor extends further east of the North Coast Geotourism region along Highway 20 through Colusa, Sutter, and Yuba counties, and then along Interstate 80 and south on Highway 89 to South Lake Tahoe. See the CalTrans District 1 Bicycle Map for biking information: http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist1/d1transplan/bikeped/bikeguide/full.pdf
Highlights and Key Points Along the Route
History: Native California Indian sites, fishing ports, logging railroads, historic farms, turn-of-the-century town squares and civic buildings, Arts and Crafts homes, and 20th century hot springs resorts
Nature: Deep sea fishing, rocky coasts, pygmy forest, Jackson State Forest, wine country, chaparral, oak groves, grey pines, Clear Lake, bass fishing, bird watching, Mount Konocti, and wild and scenic Cache Creek
Learning: Nature trails, museums, and farm and winery tours
ADA Accessibility Notes
Many of the public facilities meet whole-access objectives for physical and interpretive accessibility. Check with destinations along this route to verify access that meets your needs.
What is a Heritage Corridor? A heritage corridor consists of roads, state and other parks, greenways, or parallel recreational trails of historical, natural, or conservation education significance. Visitors traveling along a heritage corridor will find guides (including this geotourism website), signs, and other features to assist with self-guided tours of these unique and beautiful areas. Visitors will also find information about environmental conservation along the corridor. The California Legislature designated this heritage corridor in 1979.
Pet Friendly Notes
Check with destinations along this route to find pet-friendly accommodations and facilities.
For More Information, Contact:
California State Parks Statewide Trails Program