7 Wonderful Outdoor Attractions

One of the best features about life in Fortuna on the “North Coast” of California is our climate. Our proximity to the Pacific Ocean results in stable temperatures trending towards cool and comfortable near the coast, and lower humidity as you move inland. Outdoor activities can be enjoyed in comfort practically year-round. Here are 7 wonderful outdoor attractions near Fortuna that you can experience during your stay at The Redwood Riverwalk Hotel!

  1. Clendenen’s Cider Works: For over a century, Clendenen’s Cider Works has been providing the freshest apples and best fresh apple cider. Now open for their 111th season, Clendenen’s is open from mid-August through January, Mondays – Saturdays from 9:00 am until 5:30 pm and Sundays from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm. They have expanded their offerings to include farm fresh fruits and vegetables, honey, and other seasonal produce. Their open air market is just off Highway 101 at the 12th Street exit in Fortuna.
    96 12th Street, Fortuna, CA 707-725-2123
  2. Pacific Outfitters: Ready for some outdoor adventure? One of our favorite partners, Pacific Outfitters (Eureka & Ukiah locations) have resumed regular hours of operation. They feature guided hiking, kayaking and surfing adventures, and also offer classes in self-defense, kayaking, paddleboarding, surfing and firearms. Need to upgrade your gear? They can help with that too – shop in-person or online.
    Eureka Location: 1600 5th St, Eureka, CA 95501 707-443-6328 Open Mon-Sat 10-6, Sun 11-4.
    Ukiah Location: 955 N State St Ukiah, CA 95482 707-468-6474 Open Mon-Sat 10-6, Sun Closed.
  3. Eureka Heritage Society Yard Sale: This annual event is slated for Saturday, August 29 from 9 am – 4 pm at The Annie B. Ryan House & Gardens, 1000 F Street, Eureka. There are exceptional yard sale goodies too numerous to list; literally something for everyone! This is a “socially-distanced” event certified by the Humboldt County Health Department. Masks are required. All proceeds benefit the Eureka Heritage Society.  
  4. Eureka Waterfront Trail: Over 6 miles of wildlife, recreation, and education await you along the shores of Humboldt Bay. Completed in 2018, the trail runs the length of the town of Eureka, taking you past salt marshes, sand dunes, and a variety of wildlife, including migrant birds. Plenty of benches are available along the way for periodic respites.
  5. Sequoia Park Forest & Garden: Imagine a 67-acre “playground” of walking and bicycle trails meandering through the redwoods, with meadows, a duck pond, and two small creeks. Easily accessible from downtown Eureka, visitors are able to view some of the original 40 acres of old-growth redwood forest. The garden is a gorgeous collection of dahlias and other colorful blooms, and is maintained by volunteers.
  6. Humboldt County Parks and Outdoor Spaces: Our county’s outdoor spaces are open to the public, although playgrounds and communal structures at parks remain closed throughout the state. Hiking, biking, kayaking, surfing, horseback riding, disc golfing, picnicking and tennis (singles) are allowed. For a full list of outdoor recreational activities, visit the state website.
  7. Go Fishing: Humboldt County has 14 car-accessible fishing locations – many of which are year-round, ranging in size from rivers and lakes such as the Eel River and Fish Lake to ocean fishing via various access points in Eureka, Clam Beach County Park, Trinidad State Beach Park and via boat in Humboldt Bay.

Our central location means you are never far away from our many state parks, local eateries, wineries and breweries and retail establishments. As Humboldt County’s TripAdvisor-certified GreenLeader Hotel, our focus is our stewardship of the environment, from using 100% non-toxic cleaning products to recycling to supporting local businesses. We guarantee your best rate and best experience when you book your stay directly with us! Give us a call at 707-725-5500 and let us help you plan your trip to Northern California.

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