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Things To Do Fortuna

Experience sunny Fortuna, your gateway to redwoods, beaches, Ferndale, and more. Adventure starts here! Nestled just moments away from awe-inspiring redwood parks, unspoiled beaches, the charming Victorian haven of Ferndale, and the proximity to the enchanting Eel River, Fortuna is your ultimate hub for adventure.

A few of our favorite things to do in Fortuna (or darn close by!):

  • Talk a stroll down the two-mile path of the Fortuna Riverwalk overlooking the Eel River.
  • Go horseback riding through the redwoods and down the Eel River at Korobi Stables.
  • Learn about the history of the Eel River Valley at the Depot Museum.
  • Get fresh apples and apple cider at Clendenen’s Cider Works.
  • Visit a cheese-making..making cheese the right way!  Loleta Cheese Factory
  • Take a walking tour of the historic Village of Ferndale.
  • Coming for business?  Be sure to book the River Lodge Conference Center.
  • Getting married or having an event?  Be sure to book the River Lodge Conference Center.
  • Try your luck on a slot machine or enjoy table games at the Bear River Casino.
  • Steer your wheels through a living tree! Three of our Northern California giants offer you this unique experience.
  • Visit the Humboldt Redwoods State Park to see the Avenue of Giants – the world’s largest remaining old-growth redwood forest along the coast.

Redwoods & Coast

Just 200 miles north of San Francisco, uncover Humboldt's rich natural beauty. Witness the world's oldest and tallest trees, the iconic Redwoods. Amidst these giants, find Victorian cities, unique towns, vineyards, and stunning coastlines. Surf the Lost Coast, hike King Range, and wander black Sands Beach. Savor diverse dining experiences and visit historic sites.

Activities at Humboldt County

  • The Redwood Riverwalk, A Boutique Motel


Explore Birding on the North Coast. Humboldt County boasts diverse bird species amid stunning forests and shores. Over 29 species across six types thrive here. With redwoods, seascapes, and tranquility, this renowned vacation spot attracts global bird enthusiasts.

  • The Redwood Riverwalk, A Boutique Motel


There is abundant fishing on the North Coast. Certainly some of the best salmon fishing is found in Humboldt County, California. The salmon is known the world over and ours is the Pacific salmon which is quite different in taste and appearance from Atlantic salmon. The salmon fishing season generally runs from April to November.

  • The Redwood Riverwalk, A Boutique Motel

Fossil Hunting

Embark on a unique adventure just moments from The Redwood. Uncover evidence of ancient life at Scotia Bluffs—a fossil enthusiast's haven. Don't forget your digging tools, water, and sturdy shoes.