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Willits Arch

Willits Arch

Willits is a great place to visit. A friendly town, surrounded by some of the most spectacular scenery in California that you will ever see, it offers you the central location to visit our wonderful and diverse county and region. The pioneering spirit that first founded Willits is still alive and well today! Willits, even though it is a small community, is made up of people and businesses that are mighty in perseverance and toughness. A diverse and individualistic lot,…

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Scotia

Scotia

The historic town of Scotia is one of the few remaining company-owned towns that were once common throughout the country, and has successfully maintained its authentic lumber town atmosphere. Surrounded by towering redwoods, Scotia was developed and constructed by the Pacific Lumber Company (PALCO) in the 1880s. The company made residential, commercial, and industrial buildings for its employees, making for a consistent and charming architectural style reminiscent of the period. Highlights include the Scotia Museum, which contains artifacts, displays, and…

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Petaluma – Southern Gateway to Sonoma County

Petaluma – Southern Gateway to Sonoma County

Nestled against the rolling hills at the southern boundary of Sonoma County, Petaluma is one of the oldest cities in California with a well-preserved vibrant Historic Dowtown, on the National Register of Historic Places, that includes early 19th century iron-front architecture. It is a charming, quintessential hometown with a residential area of leafy avenues and Victorians. Petaluma has a wealth of outdoor recreation on the Petaluma River, in the Petaluma wetlands, along the many hiking and biking trails in two…

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Lake County Quilt Trail

Lake County Quilt Trail

Enjoy art in rural places with the first quilt trail in California. More than a dozen vibrantly colored quilt blocks decorate the sides of pioneer barns, pear packing sheds, winery tasting rooms, and other historic structures throughout Lake County. Each quilt has a story that connects to the history of the building, honors farming, or celebrates family. For More Information, Contact: Lake County Visitor Information Center www.lakecounty.com 6100 East Highway 20, Lucerne, CA 95458 (707) 274-5652 · toll-free (800) 525-3743…

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Douglas Park

Douglas Park

Douglas Park is an unincorporated community in Del Norte County. It is located on the south bank of the Smith River 7.5 miles east-northeast of Crescent City, off of Hwy 199. Douglas Park is the northern access for the Howland Hill Road, part of the original stagecoach road connecting Crescent City to Oregon. This historical road traverses several miles of magnificent old-growth redwoods preserved in Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park. The road is not paved, but very car friendly. There…

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City of Point Arena

City of Point Arena

Point Arena, founded in 1868, incorporated in 1908 and with a population of 501, is one of the smallest incorporated cities in California. Thanks to increasingly sustainable methods, farming, fishing and logging still play an important role in the present economy. Point Arena’s history and remote location nurtures a strong sense of community, independence and character that is evident from the historic art deco theater beautifully renovated by volunteers to the municipally owned and operated pier facility. Further examples include…

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City of Ten Thousand Buddhas

City of Ten Thousand Buddhas

Purchased in 1974, the City of Ten Thousand Buddhas is the hub of the Dharma Realm Buddhist Association. The City is located in Talmage, Mendocino County, 110 miles north of San Francisco. The grounds cover 488 acres, and there are approximately 80 acres in active use. In the Jewelled Hall of Ten Thousand Buddhas at the City, there is a large image of Guanyin Bodhisattva with a thousand hands and a thousand eyes. The four walls inside the Jewelled Hall…

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Arcata Plaza

Arcata Plaza

Arcata Plaza hosts numerous community events and festivals throughout the year. Some of the regular events include the Farmers Market, which takes places on Saturdays from 9AM- 2PM from late March until autumn and the North Country Fair and Harvest Celebration, which takes place in late summer. A wide range of people pass through and enjoy the parklike square everyday, including students from Humboldt State University and businesspeople enjoying a break or lunch. Visitors can find a variety of shops,…

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