It’s impossible not to have fun in California’s Redwood Coast. Here where the world’s tallest trees meet a wild and rugged coastline, you can feed your sense of adventure and discover more ways to enjoy life than you could ever imagine. Are you new to the region? Get started by checking out our short list of the top things to do in Humboldt County:
- Paddle down a river. With its wealth of waterways, the county is a kayaking and rafting mecca. You can take on the Trinity River, take a paddling trip in the Humboldt Bay area, watch for wildlife as you go down the Eel River Estuary, and so on.
- Go camping. There’s nothing like pitching a tent in the shadow of the arboreal behemoths that dominate the vast Redwood National & State Park. Locals and visitors also like to camp beside the Eel and Trinity Rivers as well as on the beach.
- Fishing is definitely one of the top things to do in Humboldt County. You’ll never run out of fishing spots here, whether you want to head out to the ocean, cast a line in one of the region’s many rivers, or go surf fishing.
- Explore bicycle trails. Whether you want to challenge yourself or take a leisurely ride, you will find miles and miles of bike trails throughout the region. Check out the Lost Man Creek Trail, the over 75-mile-long network at Humboldt Redwoods State Park, the Hammond Trail, and more.
- Sample local wines. The region has a small but growing selection of artisan wineries and vineyards peppered throughout and wine tastings are becoming increasingly popular with tourists and residents both. Do you prefer beer? Humboldt is also building a name for itself in the world of craft beers.
- Catch a show. There’s always something playing in the area, whether it’s in the cinema or on stage. Eureka has the North Coast Repertory Theatre and Redwood Curtain; Arcata has the Van Duzer Theater, the home of Humboldt State University’s theater department, as well as the Arcata Playhouse; and Ferndale has its own repertory company.
- Hit the beach. The North Coast offers a different experience than other areas further south, but it’s one that’s well worth exploring. Enjoy a picnic and go beachcombing at the Mad River County Park, marvel at the beauty of the sand dunes and wetlands at Ma-le’l Dunes, try surfing the waves at the Samoa Dunes Recreation Area, or head to the South Humboldt Bay area, also known as the South Spit, which is no more than 30-minute or so drive from Eureka.
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