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TOUR HUMBOLDT

A H U M B O L D T B AY T O U R I S M P U B L I C AT I O N

2016 EDITION

40 LOCAL ADVENTURES +

HUMBOLDT'S COMEDY SCENE

PLAY AROUND THE BAY

STAY HERE TONIGHT

PG. 6

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PG. 12 $5.95


HUMBOLDT BAY TOURISM Owner Jon O’Connor

General Manager Derek Hilson

Brand Management Drew Hyland

Graphic Designer Jonathan Webster

Oyster Farmer + Oyster Tour Captain Sebastian Elrite

Bar Design Joey Kovali, Branch Ranch Building Company

Table Construction & Design Scott Rowland, Old Growth Wood Design Consulting & Bookkeeping Jodi Lee

Underwriting & Partnerships Jon O’Connor & Derek Hilson

HumboldtBayTourismCenter.com 205 G St. Eureka California, 95501

Taste-Local.com 707-672-3850 Open 7 days a week 12 - 9pm

TASTE TEAM General Manager Derek Hilson Local Products + Quality Control Felisha Tom Tasting Team Sarah Caldwell, Liz Cazier, Travis Deuerling, Virginia Figueroa, Malcolm O’Toole, Christoper Taylor, Shelley Wells Oyster Bar Manager Sebastian Elrite MEET THE HUMBOLDT MAKER Coordinator Derek Hilson Advertising Partner 95.5 The Bay; kristofer@kbae955.com

Press press@hbtc.info Employment jobs@hbtc.info Billing billing@hbtc.info Events events@hbtc.info Meet the Humboldt Maker events@hbtc.info General help@hbtc.info Advertising ads@hbtc.info Donations help@hbtc.info

TOUR HUMBOLDT MAGAZINE Art Direction and Graphic Design Drew Hyland Graphic Designer Jonathan Webster Design Direction Jon O’Connor

Writer + Copy Editing Amy Cirincione O’Connor

Contributing Writer Sam Greenspan, Delia Bense-King HBTC Photography Drew Hyland, Shaun Walker, Erin Kunkel - Sunset Magazine Tour Photography Operator’s Website/Social


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37 TOUR DIRECTORY 14 BIRDING TOURS CHARTER SEA FISHING 16 DICK TAYLOR FACTORY TOUR DRIVE THROUH TREES 18 ELOPEMENTS & WEDDINGS FIRE & LIGHT GLASS TOUR 22 FRIENDS OF THE ARCATA MARSH GOLF COURSES

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It’s All Here

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Tall Trees, Larger Laughs: Humboldt’s Comedy Scene

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Live. Work. Play Around the Bay

24 GUIDED COAST DUNE WALKS HUMBOLDT BOTANICAL GARDEN

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Humboldt's Marine Protected Areas

26 HUMBOLDT CRABS BASEBALL HUMBOLDT ROLLER DERBY

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Old Town Eureka

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Humboldt Essentials

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Hiking & Biking the Lost Coast

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Rent Our Space

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Advertise

28 HUNTING TOURS MADAKET BOAT TOURS 32 MUSEUMS - REDWOOD ADVENTURES 36 RENTALS: BIKES, BOARDS & GEAR SEQUOIA PARK ZOO 38 RUNNING & BIKING RACES SURFING TOURS & RENTALS 40 TASTE OF HUMBOLDT TRUE HUMBOLDT

ON THE COVER Secluded surfing at the Mattole River mouth.

PHOTO BY DREW HYLAND

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IT’S ALL HERE TOUR HUMBOLDT MAGAZINE Tour Humboldt is an adventure lifestyle magazine focused on life on the Humboldt Bay. Tour Humboldt features the very best our region has to offer- our favorite local products, lodging, shops, and tours. The magazine is an in-house publication of the Humboldt Bay Tourism and Taste. We publish Tour Humboldt twice annually, in both print and online editions. Feel free to read through Tour Humboldt while you're visiting Taste and the Tourism Center, or ask your server for a take-home copy for purchase. We love where we live, and we'd love to show you around.

HUMBOLDT BAY TOURISM CENTER Humboldt Bay Tourism Center was founded in 2013 as an innovative approach to visitor services in Humboldt County. Our goal is to connect tourists and locals with the very best our region has to offer. The Center offers a curated selection of area tours and adventures- from river rafting to horse-drawn carriage rides to oyster farm tours. Visitors can also virtually explore the region on our iPads- all custom-loaded with apps and links to local lodging, dining, and activity options.

Humboldt Bay Tourism Center features a curated collection of local tours and activities designed to help you choose your own adventure on the Redwood Coast. Whether it’s a romantic kayak paddle at sunset, a tour of one of local craft businesses, or an intense surf session, we strive to offer tours that suit every visitor’s tastes. If you’re local, think of us as you plan itineraries for your out-of-town guests. We’re happy to help you. If you have questions about the tours listed on our website, ask our friendly staff for more details.

MEET THE MAKER

Every Sunday from 6-9, Humboldt Bay Tourism Center hosts local makers - artists, chefs, farmers, adventurers, brewers- to share their craft with visitors and locals. We’ve had wine and cheese pairings narrated by local vintners, a woodworking class by a local artisan, a sampling of gourmet hot chocolate from local chocolate makers, and slideshows from local rafting guides. Meet the creatives who make life in Humboldt interesting! If you are a local Maker or have a small business you would like to share with our community, please contact Humboldt Bay Tourism Center about hosting a Meet the Maker of your own at help@hbtc.info. We’ll help you plan and promote your MTM, including a promotional spot on 95.5 The Bay.

TASTE The cornerstone of Humboldt Bay Tourism Center is Taste, our all-local tasting room. We pour local beers, wines, ciders, and kombucha by the glass, the bottle or tasting flight. Our trained staff recommend and serve cheeses, meats, breads, and desserts that are all hand-crafted locally. Our oyster bar, under the supervision of oyster farmer Captain Sebastian, serves raw and broiled oysters with a variety of gourmet sauces. He’s behind the bar every Tuesday after 5pm. Come see him!

1 “Captain Sebastian” oyster platter 2 TASTE at the Tourism Center 3 Virtual tourist information PHOTOGRAPHY BY DREW HYLAND

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HumboldtBayTourism.com | 205 G St. Eureka, California, 95501 Taste-Local.com | 707-672-3850 | help@hbtc.info | Open 7 days a week 12 - 9pm

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Local mainstays Kim Hodges, Zeke Herrera, and Joshua Ba rnes with touring legend Tom Rh odes

The infamous Dutch Savage

Tall Trees, Larger Laughs: Humboldt’s Comedy Scene By Sam Greenspan Humboldt County is famous for its natural beauty, local agriculture, and active community. When visitors arrive in our sparsely populated corner of the world, we also try to surprise them with our vibrant, varied nightlife. Our clubs, auditoriums, and campuses attract world-famous music and theatrical acts from all over the world, and rarely will anyone be bereft of a good evening’s entertainment if they’re willing to step outside their comfort zone. A cornerstone of that nightlife is a live comedy scene that touring comedians have described as “one of the most supportive, energetic, and giving audiences” they’ve had the pleasure to perform in front of. Talented and hardworking comedians perform almost nightly to provide residents and tourists with

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(almost entirely) free entertainment. Chris Durant and Josh Duke, founders of local comedy magazine Savage Henry Independent Times, have fostered a community of comedians that are always inventing and perfecting their craft. Touring acts have included legendary comedians such as Tom Rhodes and it’s not unheard of to have surprise guests pop in out for a quick set. The annual grab bag of comedic performances that is the Savage Henry Comedy Festival takes place this year from September 1-3. During the festival, Humboldt Bay becomes a beehive of comedic talent where attendees can catch a casual show at a local coffeeshop and then take in a larger act in the historic Arcata Theatre.

For those passing through or looking for a night out, there are several reliable open mic comedy venues which feature dozens of local comedians trying out their material or perfecting their ace jokes. For more information on comedy shows coming to Humboldt Bay, visit www.savagehenrymagazine.com

Join us: Mondays, 9:30pm Clam Beach Tavern, McKinleyville Tuesdays, 9:30pm Jambalaya, Arcata Wednesdays, 9:30 the Palm Lounge, Eureka


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Live. Work. Play around the Bay By Amy Cirincione O’Connor

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Best Workplaces around the Bay

Best Playgrounds around the Bay

The North Coast is the perfect place to unplug and unwind. Things move at a slower pace around here. The rugged, natural beauty of the area beckons your attention up and away from screens and stress. There’s not great reception in the redwood canopy anyway. If your goal while visiting is to leave your everyday life behind you, Humboldt is the perfect place to hide. But when you can’t quite leave the job AT the job, we’ve still got you covered. Here a few great spots around the Bay to get some work done. They’ve got free wifi, comfortable seating with a view, locally-made treats and nice vibes.

The North Coast is a natural playground. Our beaches, forests, and mountains invite children of all ages to run wild and explore. For the days that you’re not up for a big adventure, shoot for a small one at a local park. We’ve got some pretty neat traditional playgrounds. Whether you’re raising kids here or just looking to blow off some steam during your visit, here’s some spots to climb, run, and jump.

Beachcomber Cafe - Bayside 1602 Old Arcata Rd., Arcata

This sun-soaked spot serves up some of the best breakfast in town and is just far enough off the beaten path. You won’t bump elbows or fight for outlets, but you will see lots of Arcata residents coming, going and staying to sip their coffee. The Beachcomber’s bulletin board is a great resource for local events and information and the patio offers peekaboo views of the Bay. The coffee is delicious, but if you want to take it “to g”o, make sure to bring your own mug (no paper cups, obviously).

Taste at Humboldt Bay Tourism Center 205 G St., Eureka

Dude, you’re already here! Taste is open from 12-9 every single day. Spend your morning hiking in the forest or paddling on the Bay, then charge up your laptop at one of our redwood tables. Oysters and craft beer are the perfect pairing to your remote work afternoon session. And if you throw in a social media check-in, you can get a free oyster on us! See your bartender for details. We also strongly recommend taking a sun break in our sea-worthy parklet. It’ll improve your work product, we promise.

Black Lightning Motorcycle Cafe 440 F St., Eureka

If you’re a gearhead, this shop/cafe on the edge of Old Town Eureka will make your head spin. Its got a beautifully curated selection of high quality riding gear and apparel (the baby-soft hoodies and tees from Hinterland Empire make the perfect souvenir), delicious panini and ever-flowing espresso. They’re open late and frequently screen motorcyle-themed films, making this spot a great “away from home” office and hangout. Insider tip: Ask the knowledgeable staff for recommendation for area rides- they’re great routes for 4-wheeled vehicles too!

Janes Creek Meadows Park AKA "Spinny" Park 950 Villa Way, Arcata

This high-tech playground is tucked into sweet little subdivision in Arcata, but families seek it out every day for its climbing structures, swings, and grassy lawn, and “spinnys”. What’s a spinny? A lopsided, individually-sized merry-go-round designed to maximize giggles and nausea in small children. They’re an acquired taste, but addictive. The quiet, low traffic area makes the park the perfect spot to let children run wild. There’s even a short loop trail that runs through the playground if you want to poke around the neighborhood.

Sequoia Park

3414 W Street Eureka This park is beautifully scaled for small children. Its lower level (access from T St.) features a duck pond, the short Sequoia Creek trail, a toddler-size playground and creeks that are perfect for tromping through. The upper level (accessible from W Street or on the park road from the lower level) has the largest playground in Eureka, including some old-school steep metal slides sure to delight children and terrify parents. Pick up a pizza at Babe’s (4015 Walnut Dr, Eureka, CA 95503) and have an easy-peasy picnic with the family.

Manila Bay Community Park

Peninsula Drive and Lupine Manila, CA 95521 When you want a break from the beach, the only playground on the Samoa Peninsula sports a large, modern play structure with slides, swings, and climbing obstacles. It’s pretty tall, so smaller kids will need supervision. Steps from the play structure is a short boardwalk trail that loops through the wetlands. Pack rain boots and let them kids explore the park’s mudflats- it’s a like a walk on the moon, but with tidepools and bird-watching. A word on etiquette: These spots are happy to host remote workers. Please be gracious with that hospitality. Buy things (more than just one cup of coffee if you plan to stay all day). Check in with staff regularly to make sure you haven’t overstayed your welcome. Clear out if the place gets packed. Tip well.

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Humboldt's Marine protected areas By Delia Bense-Kang

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verwhelmed by all the California coastal destinations to explore? Narrow down your options by visiting the state’s 124 marine protected areas! In 2012, California completed the United State’s first network of marine protected areas (MPAs), becoming an international leader in ocean conservation. These MPAs conserve and restore wildlife and habitats in our ocean, just as national and state parks do on land. And just as you visit parks on land, MPAs are open to public enjoyment. Here in Humboldt we have ten MPAs, providing a range of coastal habitats from kelp forests to coastal wetlands, and rocky reefs to sandy ocean floors. It is not only allowed, but encouraged to get out and enjoy these areas. Whether it be swimming, diving, surfing, kayaking, bird watching, or simply relaxing in nature, there is the MPA for you! Just make sure you take proper precautions and know the rules before you go. Here’s a snapshot of the South Humboldt Bay State Marine Recreational Management Area, and a quick guide to five of our Humboldt County MPAs.

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South Humboldt Bay State Marine Recreational Management Area

Why go? The birds-eye view of Humboldt Bay from Table Bluff may be the best part of visiting this MPA. On a clear day you can see Arcata and even Trinidad in the background. You will get the best of both worlds as the calm estuary is on one side of the South spit and the ocean is on the other. Nearby Hookton Slough offers boat launch access for kayaking and paddle boarding. Gaze at the meadows of eelgrass and maybe catch a glimpse of a fish or crab that calls this area home.

About the MPA:

Characterized by intertidal mudflats and eelgrass (Zostera marina) beds, the South Humboldt Bay SMRMA is one of the most unique of Humboldt’s MPAs. Humboldt Bay is California’s second largest estuary and holds about 40 percent of the state’s


More MPAs to Explore: Reading Rock State Marine Conservation Area/ State Marine Reserve • Car Accessible: Yes • Recreation: Walking, tide pooling • Habitat: Sandy bottom, rocky reef Samoa State Marine Conservation Area • Car Accessible: Yes • Recreation: Walking, surfing, fishing, kayaking, standup paddle boarding, horseback riding • Habitat: Sandy bottom, sandy beach, coastal dunes

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eelgrass. Eelgrass is beneficial to humans and wildlife - it cushions shorelines from wave energy, breaks down pollutants, and is highly effective in carbon sequestration. It also provides critical habitat for seabirds, waterfowl, fish, and and many marine mammals. The SMRMA is an important nursery for marine and estuary fishes, including halibut, salmon, stag horn sculpin, surf perch, leopard sharks and rays, as they use this habitat for foraging, breeding, or traveling between freshwater spawning grounds and the sea. Millions of migratory birds rely on this area along the Pacific Flyway and more than 200 bird species, including 80 kinds of water birds and four endangered species, regularly feed, rest, or nest on the refuge or other areas around the bay.

Access:

Take highway 101 about 20 minutes south from Eureka, to the Hookton Road

exit. This country road will switch back and forth through the trees until letting you out at the top of Table Bluff where you will have the best view of the MPA and the greater Humboldt Bay. Here Hookton Rd. turns into Table Bluff Road. At the edge of the cliff Table Bluff Road then turns into the South Jetty Road. Follow this down the hill to the South Spit.

Know before you go:

Check the tides! Low tide is the best time to view the eel grass. If you are kayaking or SUPing make sure you go at a higher tide or you will be stuck in the mud! Dress in layers, bring plenty of snacks and water.

South Humboldt Bay State Marine Recreational Management Area • Car Accessible: Yes • Recreation: Walking, kayaking, standup paddle boarding, hunting of water fowl • Habitat: Intertidal mudflats, eel grass beds, estuarine environment South Cape Mendocino State Marine Reserve • Car Accessible: No • Recreation: Walking, surfing/ windsurfing, kayaking • Habitat: Rocky outcroppings, rocky reef Sea Lion Gulch State Marine Reserve • Car Accessible: No • Recreation: Backpacking, day hiking, tide pooling • Habitat: Rocky shore, subtidal, sandy bottom, rocky reef

For more information on these areas visit yournec.org

Permitted/Prohibited Uses:

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STAY HERE BLUE LAKE HOTEL CASINO A 10-minute drive from the Arcata Theater Lounge, this modern casino hotel is a 15-minute drive from the beach. Chic rooms have free WiFi, flat-screen TVs and coffeemakers. Suites add separate living spaces, granite wet bars and whirlpool tubs. Amenities include an outdoor pool and hot tub, a 24-hour business center, and access to a nearby gym. The casino offers slots and table games, plus there's a lounge that features free live music on weekends and a concert venue. Dining options include a steak and sushi restaurant, a diner/deli and a 24-hour cafe.

BLUE LAKE WWW.BLUELAKECASINO.COM

OYSTER BEACH BAYVIEW SUITE Enjoy a quiet retreat in a historic home just steps from the beach! The Bayview Suite is located in the west wing of the historic Ranch House at Oyster Beach. The Ranch House is the primary residence of the owners of Oyster Beach. This 100-year old home was just restored to its prime and retains its original architectural features. Antique and mid-century furnishings in the suite’s large living area pay homage to the property’s history, as do the reclaimed redwood details throughout.

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PINK LADY The Pink Lady is a classic Victorian mansion originally built by William Carson, the infamous lumber baron who erected the world famous Carson Mansion across the street. This late 1800s Queen Anne/Eastlake Victorian mansion is perched right along the Humboldt Bay, offering gorgeous views of the Carson Mansion and the Eureka Harbor. The Pink Lady offers

all the comforts and amenities of an accommodating mansion. It features 4 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms and 2 half baths, a modern kitchen, formal dining room, two gorgeous and spacious parlors. OLD TOWN, EUREKA REDWOODVACATIONS.COM

LEMON TREE COTTAGE & CABIN Charming and spacious 1 bedroom cottage just a few blocks from HSU and Arcata's Plaza. Warm and tastefully decorated and furnished, including comfortable antique furniture and claw foot tub, with a large, open and inviting yard, this cottage is perfect for 1-2 people. The highest quality Tempurpedic bed will allow you to get a great night's sleep so that you can enjoy all of the outdoor and indoor recreation that Arcata has to offer! The many old roses featured in the lush garden are from the Fickle Hill Old Rose Nursery which is located only two blocks away. ARCATA

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BIRDING TOURS An enthusiastic professional guiding service with local birding experts. Whether you want to go “target birding” for a specific species on your life list or are a more casual birder, enjoy a one on one birding experience in the location of your choice.

(707) 616-9841 fowleropebirding.com

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BREWERY TOURS Visit any of Humboldt’s fantastic local breweries or tasting rooms and enjoy a flight of their speciality beers and ciders. From IPAs to Stouts, our breweries offer something for everyone. Also consider a visit to our local beer bars to sample a curated selection of local and hard-to-find craft brews.

Dead Reckoning Tavern (707) 630-5008; see facebook Eel River Brewery (707) 725-2739, eelriverbrewing.com Humboldt Cider Company (707) 798-6023; humboldtcidercompany.com Humboldt Regeneration (707) 738-8225; humboldtregeneration.com Lost Coast Brewery (707) 445-4480; lostcoast.com Mad River Brewery (707) 668-4151; madriverbrewing.com Redwood Curtain Brewery (707) 826-7222; redwoodcurtainbrewing.com Siren Song Tavern (707) 442-8778; thesirensongtavern.com Six Rivers Brewery (707) 839-7580; sixriversbrewery.com The Local Beer Bar (707) 497-6320; thelocalbeerbar.com Wrangltown Cider (707) 508-5175; wrangletowncidercompany.com 14

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BLUE LAKE CASINO Blue Lake, CA: Blue Lake Casino and Hotel in Blue Lake is

one of the premier casinos in Humboldt County. This gamer’s destination features 800 slots, slot machine exclusives such as “Lucky Frog” and “Bigfoot”, comfortable bar-top video poker, Keno in their WAVE lounge and more. They also have a 102 room, luxury hotel on site for your convenience. Year round, the casino is home to local and national touring bands, mixed martial arts fights, stand up comics and more. Some of the hotels amenities include free wi-fi, room service, pool & spa, and safe storage. Dining at the Blue Lake Casino offers something for everyone.

(877) 252-2946 bluelakecasino.com

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CHARTER SEA FISHING Take advantage of the North Coast’s world class fishing. Charter a boat or hire an experienced guide. Boats leave from Humboldt Bay or Trinidad, and fill up quickly. Reserve your trip today.

E&D Humboldt Charters - (707) 498-1355 Ocean fishing, bottom fish, salmon, halibut, tuna and whale watching. On a 28-foot boat whose crew has more than 40 years experience.

Northwind Charters - Sports Fishing (707) 601-0034 or (707) 616-5803 Trinidad. Salmon, tuna, rockfish, halibut salt and fresh water sport fishing experts.

Patrick’s Point Charter’s - Toni Rae II (707) 445-4106 Trinidad. The Toni Rae II offers salmon, rock cod, crabbin & specialized charter sport fishing trips.

Redwood Coast Fishing - (707) 601-8757 Salmon & Steelhead fishing on the rivers of Humboldt County, from either Willie, a 21 foot open classic sled or 17 foot drift boat.

Reel Steel - Woodly Island/Eureka Humboldt Bay (707) 499-4925 Custom fishing charters for groups of four or less. We provide all tackle and bait. With over 30 years experience fishing local waters.

Trinidad Bay Charter - Jumpin Jack - (707) 839-4743 Trinidad Harbor. Half-day fishing trips, twice daily, with light-tackle rock cod or salmon fishing, and crabbing (gear included).

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DICK TAYLOR FACTORY TOUR Eureka, CA: Tour our new chocolate factory and see how our award-winning chocolate is made “from bean to bar.� Admission includes a 45 minute tour and 15 minute tasting hosted by one of the chocolate makers. Since we are a working factory, children ages 6+ are preferred. Book your tour online today or call/email to reserve a spot.

(707) 798-6010 dicktaylorchocolate.com

DRIVE THROUGH TREE Not one but three giant redwoods offer motorists the opportunity to steer their wheels through a living tree. All are right off US Highway 101 (known as the Redwood Highway) within an hour or so drive of the historic seaport of Eureka. They are privately owned and charge a nominal fee.

Shrine Tree - 707-943-1975 The closest to Eureka is the Shrine Drive-Thru Tree, 50 miles to the south in Myers Flat, on the world famous Avenue of the Giants.

Chandelier Tree - 707-925-6464 70 miles south in Leggett, this redwood is so named because of the enormous branches balanced on either side of the trunk, branching out 100 feet above the ground, like a giant three-armed candelabra.

Klamath Tree - 707-482-5971 Sixty minutes north of Eureka, the newest of the drive-thru redwoods sits atop a hill near Redwood National Park and Yurok tribal lands along the Klamath River.

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ELOPEMENT & WEDDINGS Get married in a redwood grove, under a towering cathedral of Humboldt’s majestic Redwood, or overlooking our beautiful Pacific Coast. Wherever you decide to say your “I dos,” non-denominational Celebrant/Officiant Alegria Sita will guide you through the steps of crafting a heartfelt and meaningful ceremony personalized just for the two of you.

(707) 845-4998 galaeventsandweddings.com

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EUREKA HISTORIC WALKING TOUR Eureka, CA: This narrated one and a half hour tour of the historic Old Town district of Eureka is very entertaining and informative. Experience the exciting history and architecture of Eureka with a personal tour of Victorian architecture, its seaport characteristics, and many other scenic and historic highlights. Led by Historian Ray Hillman. A 16 oz beer at Humboldt Bay Tourism Center included.

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FAR NORTH CLIMBING GYM Arcata, CA: Far North Climbing is Humboldt County’s largest indoor climbing gym. They have top-rope and bouldering options and they also serve private parties. The climbing routes are clearly marked, great for beginners and experienced climbers. Great place to learn as there is always someone there to help. 1-9pm, 7 days per week.

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FARMERS’ MARKETS The North Coast Growers’ Association invites you to our five certified farmers’ markets to celebrate the bounty of fresh and local Humboldt-grown produce. Join us in supporting local farmers, the local economy and healthy families. Weekday Farmer’s Markets are seasonal, JuneOctober. Tours are available for school classes and senior center groups.

Saturdays: Arcata Plaza, Main Season Market 9am-2pm, April-November Winter Market: 10am-2pm, December-March Tuesdays: Old Town, Eureka 10am-1pm Wildberries Marketplace, Arcata 3:30-6:30pm Thursdays: Henderson Center, Eureka 10am-1pm McKinleyville Shopping Center 3:30-6:30pm

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FIRE & LIGHT GLASS TOUR Arcata, CA: Fire & Light was formed in 1995 as a partnership between the Arcata Community Recycling Center and a group of local investors who wanted to develop an innovative plan for using local recycled glass. Join us for a tour to see how we have turned over 8 million bottles and jars into beautiful glass tableware and decorative accessories. See the whole process from recycling bottles and jars to our skilled craftsman pouring 2200 degree colorful art glass. Tours are available Monday through Friday at 10am, 12pm and 2pm. Please call 707-825-7500 to schedule a tour. Shopping (great prices) available too.

(707) 825-7500 fireandlight.com

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OLD TOWN EUREKA Eureka is a funky place. We’re a historic town of Victorian buildings, cobblestone alleys and museum-quality antiquing. We’re also a working seaport where you can still buy seafood fresh off the boats of Woodley Island. We’re a town of fishermen, loggers, and farmers who have worked our lands and waters for generations. We’re also a town of artists and artisans whose craft businesses keep things new and exciting on the North Coast. At Humboldt Bay Tourism Center, we love where we live and the people we live with. Our neighbors are our community, and we encourage you to take a walk around the block to get to know them. We think you’ll love them, too.

GREENBOOKS BOOKKEEPING SERVICES

H U M B O L DT HARDWEAR

H U M B O L DT H OT S A U C E

Bookkeeping & Consulting

Wood Crafts & Furniture

Hot Sauce Company

(707) 496-9848 jodibiz@gmail.com

(707) 444-2717 www.humboldthardware.com 531 2nd St, Eureka, CA 95501

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A TA S T E OF BIM

BLESS MY SOUL

D I C K TAY LO R C H O C O L AT E

Restaurant

Restaurant & Sauce Co.

Chocolate Makers

(707) 798-6300 www.atasteofbim.org 613 3rd St, Eureka, CA 95501

(707) 443-1090 www.blessmysoulcafe.com 29 5th St, Eureka, CA 95501

(707) 268-3852 Find Us on Facebook 511 2nd St, Eureka, CA 95501

MASAKI’S K YOTO

ORANGE CUP CORRAL

PA R A S O L A RTS

Restaurant

Spa & Salon

Make Your Own Pottery

(707) 443-7777 Find Us on Facebook 320 F St, Eureka, CA 95501

(707) 499-2638 Find Us on Facebook 612 2nd St, Eureka, CA 95501

(707) 268-8888 Find Us on Facebook 211 G St, Eureka, CA 95501

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FRIENDS OF THE ARCATA MARSH TOUR Arcata, CA: Friends Of Arcata Marsh lead Marsh walks every Saturday at 2 p.m (rain or shine). Slower speed tours are the last Tuesday of each month at 2 p.m. Bird Watching walks meet every Saturday at 8:30 a.m.

(707) 826-2359 arcatamarshfriends.org

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GOLF COURSES Beau Pre Golf Club (707) -839-2342; beaupregolf.com

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The Pacific coastline provides a spectacular landscape for this challenging 18 hole championship golf course. Pine and spruce trees line most of the fairways on both the mountainous and meadow portions of this course requiring precision placement shots. The view of the ponds and lush fairways from the elevated golf holes makes for an aesthetically pleasing course.

Benbow Inn Golf Course 707-923-2777; benbowrv.com/golf

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With meticulously tended greens and lovely Humboldt County views, this 9 hole, par 35 PGA rated Benbow Golf Course is one of Northern California’s most challenging golf courses. Surrounded by lush redwood forests, the course winds through the picturesque Benbow Valley in Garberville and overlooks the Eel River.

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Eureka Municipal Golf Course (707) 445-1910; playeureka.com

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Bigfoot Golf & Country Club (530) 629-2977

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Open to the public, the Eureka Golf Course is owned by the city of Eureka and managed by CourseCo Inc. It is an 18 hole, par 70 course with a driving range. CourseCo was one of only four recipients of the 2003 Governor’s Environmental and Economic Leadership Award in the category of Sustainable Practices. Cart & club rentals are available.

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Bigfoot Golf & Country Club offers terrific views and challenging play for golfers at every skill level. Well-groomed fairways and greens keep Bigfoot Golf & Country Club difficult yet friendly, and the staff can offer tips and tricks for playing your best round. Bigfoot Golf & Country Club is a terrific choice for your regular rounds of golf or a new destination for you and friends when visiting.

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GUIDED WALKS WITH FRIENDS OF THE DUNES Eureka, CA: Get outside and explore our beautiful coastal dunes with Friends of the Dunes’ free guided walks. Walks take place at a number of coastal locations including Lanphere Dunes, Ma-le’l Dunes and the Humboldt Coastal Nature Center. For a detailed schedule of walks or to arrange a private tour, visit friendsofthedunes.org or call 444-1397. The Humboldt Coastal Nature Center building is open TuesdaySaturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nature center trails are open from sunrise to sundown, seven days a week and connect to over 1000 acres of public lands.

(707) 444-1397 friendsofthedunes.org

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HOLLY YASHI TOUR Arcata, CA: Holly Yashi has been handcrafting jewelry in Arcata for over thirty-three years. Tour guides share a brief history of Holly Yashi and walk groups through the design studio while showing the steps of jewelry production as it is being made.

(707) 822-5132 hollyyashi.com

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HORSEBACK RIDING Whether you choose Redwood National Park or Redwood State Park, Redwood Creek Buckarettes and Korbi Stables will take you on a great redwood adventure. Along the way we see hundreds of species of native plants, trees of varying size and age, and wildlife.

Korbi Stables (707) 499-2943; korobistables.co Redwood Creek Buckarettes (707) 499-2943; redwoodcreekbuckarettes.com

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HSU WALKING TOUR Arcata, CA: Join us for our free, student-led University tours! Tours meet in front of the Student Business Services building on campus at 10 am and 2 pm, Monday through Friday and Saturdays at Noon. Come see what Humboldt State University has to offer!

(866) 850-9556 www2.humboldt.edu/explore

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HUMBOLDT BEER TOURS This tour explores the wide array of craft beer around our county. Join us on a journey where you will learn brewing basics and the long history of craft beer here in Humboldt County. We will stop at three great breweries where you will have complimentary tastings, lunch and the company of a Cicerone Certified Beer Server. The tour ends at a beer bar in Eureka.

(855) 949-BEER humboldtbeertours.com

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HUMBOLDT BOTANICAL GARDEN Eureka, CA: Featuring magnificent views of Humboldt Bay and the Pacific Ocean, this 44.5 acre site was started in 1991. The garden site and the area’s climate, which is on the edge between two worlds - Mediterranean and the Pacific Marine - allows for diverse groups of plants to thrive. Bring a book, binoculars or a picnic and stay for a while. More adventurous hikers can walk along the secluded, unpaved trails that meander through the gardens. Walk Peter Santino’s labyrinth in the “All Happy Now” garden.

(707) 442-5139 hbgf.org

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HUMBOLDT CRABS BASEBALL Arcata, CA: The Crabs are the oldest continuously-operated summer collegiate wood-bat baseball team in the country. Our games draw tens of thousands of fans out every summer to see the stars of the future play at Arcata Ball Park. The cost of tickets, beers and hotdogs for the family at a Crabs game might cover parking at a big league event, and the show in the stands, which includes rabid fans and the incomparable Crab Grass Band, is priceless. Season is June - August. Tickets available online or at the Arcata Ballpark. Adults $8.00; Seniors and Students $6.00; Children 12 and under $4.00.

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HUMBOLDT EMERALDLIVE! MIXER Eureka, CA: You are cordially invited to the Emerald Magazine's monthly cannabis mixer, EmeraldLIVE! Come enjoy all that the culture has to offer on the first Saturday of every month. These social gatherings bring people together in Old Town Eureka to meet, enjoy music, taste hors d'oeuvres and experience Humboldt County. The Emerald Magazine, your Boutique Cannabis Culture guide of choice.

(707) 840-5508 theemeraldmagazine.com

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HUMBOLDT ROLLER DERBY Eureka, CA: Humboldt Roller Derby is Humboldt County’s premiere all female sports organization. We work hard to provide exciting family-friendly events to bring our community together. We put on a great show from start to finish. Almost every game has been played to a sold out audience. Tickets are available for purchase locally (at Wildberries, People’s Records, the Works and S.T.I.L) or online.

(707) 441-1993 humboldtrollerderby.com

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HUNTING TOUR & HUNTING EDUCATION Eureka, CA: This is the trip of a lifetime! Our Aleutian Goose Hunts are on 100+ acres of private land. Our guides have over 100 years of waterfowl hunting experience. These hunts fill up quickly, so sign up now! We also offer hunting education courses designed to provide the knowledge and certification required to obtain a California Hunting license. Complete the online portion of the course from the comfort and convenience of your home and then join us at the local Elks Lodge for an evening’s education and licensing test.

(844) 926-6566 pacificoutfitters.com/adventure

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LOS BAGELS TOUR Arcata, CA: Do you want to learn how bagels are made? Do you know the five ingredients in our white dough? Who or what is “Kink?” Take a tour of our bakery in Arcata. Led by Bagelero Brandon, this 1/2 hour tour is perhaps the hottest ticket in town! Must call 24 hrs in advance to secure a space.

(707) 822-3483 ext. 307 losbagels.com/tours

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MADAKET BOAT TOURS Eureka, CA: Step aboard the oldest passenger carrying vessel in

continuous service in the United States. The Madaket is not only a California historic vessel, it also boasts the smallest licensed bar in the state. We offer a 75 minute Narrated Cruise, a 1 hour Cocktail Cruise, Special Event Cruises, and Private Chartered Cruises, May-September. Tickets are available by phone, online or at the foot of C Street on the Boardwalk in Old Town Eureka.

(707) 445-1910 humboldtbaymaritimemuseum.com

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SHAUN WALKER

OYSTER BOX

HUMBOLDT ESSENTIALS

One dozen Bucksport Oysters, oyster shucker, two bar towels, Larrupin’ Goods Mustard Dill Sauce, Humboldt Hot Sauce and Humboldt Chocolates. $59

TASTE BOX

Find the perfect gift for a suitcase, a friend or just for yourself. These curated gift boxes feature hand-selected products from local makers. All of the boxes are available at TASTE at Humboldt Bay Tourism Center. 205 G St. Eureka, CA 95501 | Open 7 Days a Week 12 - 9pm

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Bella Baskets’ Torrone Di Talarico, Dick Taylor Chocolate Bar, Fish Brother’s Salmon Jerky, Diane’s Sweet Heat Jam, two napkins and wine opener. $52

BOOK BOX Amy Stewarts’ The Drunken Botanist, Wicked Plants and Wicked Bugs. $57

LOCAL BOX Humboldt Bay Tourism Center T-Shirt, Branded Coozie and Trucker Hat. $47


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MUSEUMS

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Clarke Historical Museum (707) 443-1947; clarkemuseum.org

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Housed in the landmark Bank of Eureka building, the Clarke Museum proudly displays the rich history of Humboldt County. Exhibits highlight Native American cultures, gold rush settlements, the lumber industry, ranching, farming and fishing. Walk through period rooms and experience Humboldt County’s past. We look forward to making your next visit to Humboldt a historic one!

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Discovery Museum (707) 443-9694; discovery-museum.org

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The Discovery Museum is a non-profit children’s museum that offers interactive exhibits and thematic programs. Discovery Museum exhibits and programs promote hands-on, open-ended discovery in the areas of science, art, culture and technology.

Humboldt County Historical Society (707) 445-4342; humboldthistory.org

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The Historical Society works to preserve original historical materials related to Northern California history. We focus on acquiring, preserving, interpreting, creating, and sharing historical information, and by educating and assisting others to do the same.The Historical Society collections include over two hundred historical maps and over 65,000 historical photographs, as well as documents, ledgers, memoirs, and much more.

Morris Graves Museum of art (707) 442-0278; humboldtarts.org

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The Museum houses seven galleries, including a Courtyard Sculpture Garden, a Museum Store, classroom facilities, an Arts Resource Center and a Performance Rotunda. We offer special programs such as the Wine and Jazz Nights on the third Sunday of the Month, Family Arts Day, Art Talk Sundays, Arts! Alive, and Kids Club.

NEIGHBORHOOD DAY SPAS Eureka, CA: After a day of travel and stress, why not pamper yourself in Old Town? Get your nails or brows done conveniently, walk ins are welcome! Or book a full spa day for yourself. Let the Brow Bar, Orange Cup Coral, and the Spa at Personal Choice pamper you.

Orange Cup Coral (707) 499-2638; see facebook The Brow Bar (707) 407-0534; thebrowbareureka.com The Spa at Personal Choice (707) 445-204; thespaatpersonalchoice.com

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OLD TOWN CARRIAGE COMPANY Eureka, CA: Take a guided tour around the historic city of Eureka in a horse drawn carriage. Enjoy the sights and the company of loved ones. The carriage can accomodate four adults and two children. Available year round. Rates per trip: 20-25 minutes for $32. 40-45 minutes for $52. 1hour for $75.

(646) 591-2058 oldtowncarriageco.com

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HUMBOLDT BAY OYSTER TOURS Eureka, CA: Do you like oysters? Want to learn how they are harvested? Join Captain Sebastian as he educates you on the ecology and process of harvesting oysters. The 1 hour educational tour includes three free oysters at Humboldt Bay Tourism Center. The two-hour tour allows the passengers to disembark from the vessel and harvest their own oysters.

(707) 836-3168w humboldtbayoystertours.com

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REDWOOD ADVENTURES Redwood National Park: Redwood Adventures is committed to environmental stewardship and offers many guided tours to help you explore the beautiful Redwoods. These tours include guided EcoTours, Mountain Biking, Horseback Riding, Canopy Tours, Photography Adventures, Culinary Adventures, and Tide Pool Adventures. Come and explore all that the park has to offer!

(866) 733-9637 redwoodparklodge.com/tours

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HIKING & BIKING THE LOST COAST The North Coast boasts some of the most gorgeous hiking and biking trails in the country, all within a short drive from HBTC. You won’t battle crowds on the trail or fight for parking. You will see some enchanted forests and epic seascapes. We recommend the ones below, rain or shine! By Amy Cirincione O’Connor

SEQUOIA PARK Run, walk or bike the short trails through 67 acres of redwood forest, meadows, and creeks. There’s even some old growth stands in there. The park’s duck pond, playgrounds, picnic tables, and zoo make it the place to spend the day with little ones (and bigger ones, too).

ARCATA COMMUNITY FOREST

OUR FLOWERS MAKE HUMBOLDT BLOOM.

Explore 2,350 acres of second growth redwood forest on the east side of Arcata. The Nature Loop is only .55 miles long, but can be linked to other trails for a longer day hike. By itself, the Nature Loop circles the lower levels of the forest. It’s easy and it’s magical.

FERN CANYON Wade through the creek and over footbridges through this verdant fern-lined canyon. This can be done as an easy, 1 mile out-and-back hike. It can also be linked with the John Irvine and Miner’s Ridge trails (our personal favorite at HBTC) for a full-day of redwoods, ferns, creeks, and beaches. Bonus points for elk sightings. No matter where your explorations bring you in Humboldt this spring, True Humboldt will open your eyes to the beauty. We’re an ag-style co-op of growers who’ve stayed true to the outdoor growing methods of the first local sun growers. Visit truehumboldt.com to learn more.

BIKE PARADISE ROYALE You’ve got to drive “a bit of a ways” for this one, but it’s worth it. And by “worth it” we mean once-in-a-lifetime single track rides. The entire trail system consists of over 25 miles of mountain bike trails, and the 12.1 miles Paradise Royal Loop is the highlight. A demanding climb is balanced by flowy descents, all in the ruggedly beautiful Lost Coast.

BIKE HAMMOND TRAIL Since the beginning.

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A family-friendly ride on a paved trail that hugs the Pacific coastline north of Arcata. Start at Mad River Bridge and coast past pastures, neighborhoods, beaches, and...more beaches. This 11-mile round trip ride is as pretty as it is accessible.


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RENTALS: BIKES, BOARDS, POLES, & GEAR RENTALS There are a hundred adventures waiting for you around Humboldt Bay, and once you’re here it’s hard to resist our waves, cliffs, and trails. Didn’t plan to surf, climb or ride on your trip? We’ve got you covered. Our local gear shops can outfit you with all the rental gear you need, making sure it fits your body and your adventure.

Salty’s Supply Company (707) 677-0300; saltystrinidad.com Salty’s Supply Company is your surf, bike and fishing gear shop in Trinidad. A convenient one-stop shop for everything you need to get on the water or the road in Northern Humboldt.

Pacific Outfitters (844) 926-6566; pacificoutfitters.com Our mission is to have all your adventures start with us. Rent kayaks, stand up paddleboards, bikes, surfing gear, dive gear, snowboards, and skis. Our goal is to get you the equipment you need to pursue your life outdoors.

Revolution Bicycle Repair (707) 822-2562; revolutionbicycle.com Revolution Bicycle Repair is your knowledgable resource for all things bike related. We also rent out our bikes! We will help fit you to a hybrid bike and help you explore Humboldt County. Helmet and bike lock included.

RIVER FISHING Whether you’re a seasoned angler or a novice, join Redwoods and Rivers for a fun and informative trip on one of California’s scenic North Coast Rivers. Come fish for salmon and steelhead through some of the most beautiful country you will ever see. Fish and learn from a professional guide who lives on the river, fishes daily and knows all the best spots, bait, and tackle to make your fishing trips productive and fun. Must have fishing license. Full day (4-6 hours), including lunch. Half days and camping trips available.

1-800-429-0090 redwoods-rivers.com

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RIVER RAFTING Local rafting companies offers trips on area rivers varying in difficulty from class I - V. Select a multi-day, fully supported trip with gourmet meals, a day long run down rapids and through beautiful swimming spots, or rent your own raft for a self-guided adventure.

Bigfoot Rafting (530) 629-2263 bigfootrafting.com

Six Rivers Rafting (707) 599-4221 sixriversrafting.com

Redwoods and Rivers 1-800-429-0090 redwoods-rivers.com

Trinity River Rafting (530) 623-3033 trinityriverrafting.com

SEA AND LAGOON KAYAKING Kayak in Humboldt Bay, the Wildlife Refuge or Trinidad’s Stone Lagoon! Beginner lessons, guided tours, and gear rental will help you choose your own kayaking adventure. Contact Humboats, Kayak Zak’s, or Pacific Outfitters to get on the water today.

Humboats (707) 443-5157; humboats.com Kayak Zak’s (707) 498-1130; kayakzak.com Pacific Outfitters (844) 926-6566; pacificoutfitters.com

SEQUOIA PARK ZOO Eureka, CA: Established in 1907, Sequoia Park Zoo is the oldest zoo in California and one of the smallest accredited zoos in the country. Situated next to the magnificent old-growth redwoods of Sequoia Park, the zoo is truly a jewel in the heart of Eureka. Visit with rare and endangered red pandas, interact with sheep and goats in the petting zoo and connect with the other critters. Head over to the Funky Monkey Café for lunch before you finish the day with a hike through Sequoia Park next door.

(707) 441-4263 sequoiaparkzoo.net

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RUNNING & BIKING RACES

Humboldt is the ultimate running and biking destination. From our famous Avenue of the Giants Marathon (an official Boston Marathon qualifier) 10ks, Mud Runs, Tour of the Unknown Coast, and our newest addition the Humboldt Bay Marathon, we welcome all visitors and locals into our running and biking community.

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Atalanta’s Victory Run & Walk: A women’s only walk and run in Arcata. Atalanta’s Victory Run is held every year on Mother’s Day and features 2 mile and 8 kilometer courses.

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Avenue of the Giants Marathon: The course is a double out and back entirely on paved roads. The roads are lined with 300 feet tall old growth Redwood trees. While these provide shade and keep temperatures cool all morning, please note that they sometimes block out GPS signal on running watches. First Sunday in May.

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Foggy Bottom Milk Run: Ferndale has been the home of the Foggy Bottom Milk Run since its inception in 1978. A hidden jewel of California’s Lost Coast, we are proud and honored to hold our event in this beautiful locale.

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Humboldt County Mud Run: The Humboldt County Mud Run has challenging and fun 10K & 5K plus 1K Kids Mini-Mud options. Race individually or with your friends. Located on the Humboldt County Fairgrounds.

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Humboldt Redwoods Marathon: The Humboldt Redwoods Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K are located in the beautiful Humboldt Redwoods State Park. The marathon & half marathon start together the Dyerville Bridge which is on the famous Avenue of the Giants near the majestic Founders Grove.

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Tour of the Unknown Coast: Enjoy cycling through some of the most beautiful country in the United States. In addition to participating in an invigorating and challenging ride you will end at the Humboldt County Fairgrounds where there is music, beer, venders, and BBQ. Rides offered are 10 mile, 20 mile, 50 mile, 100k, and Century. This race is in May.

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Trinidad to Clam Beach Run: Once a training race for Humboldt State Track and Field runners, it has evolved into a nationally known run, with a 3 mile and 5 ¾ mile run. The unique feature of the run is crossing the mouth of the Little River at Moonstone Beach.

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STAND UP PADDLEBOARD Learn to paddleboard or apply your experience in the sport to the beautiful waters of Humboldt. The flat water and gorgeous views of Humboldt Bay and Trinidad’s lagoons make them ideal locations for paddling. Take lessons or just rent the gear you need to explore.

Humboats (707) 443-5157; humboats.com Kayak Zak’s (707) 498-1130; kayakzak.com Pacific Outfitters (844) 926-6566; pacificoutfitters.com

SUNSHINE OUTFITTERS Arcata, CA: Operating out of Arcata, Sunshine Outfitters provides guided pack trips and gear-drop services to the Trinity Alps, Marble Mountain, Russian, and King Range Wilderness Areas. Employing two pack-trained burros, we run a low-key, low-cost operation to get you, family, and friends to mountain destinations in style. We specialize in families with young kids, the older and wiser among us, and those who prefer a good meal and cool drink up high.

(707) 498-1084 sunshineoutfitters.com

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SURFING TOURS & RENTALS Why not discover the joys of wave riding at one of the safest and most beautiful places to learn to surf on the California coast. Summer camps and private lessons are available. Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced surfing lessons are offered in some of the area’s most beautiful surf spots.

Moonstone Beach Surf Camp (707) 822-5099 moonstonebeachsurfcamp.com Pacific Outfitters (844) 926-6566 pacificoutfitters.com

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TASTE OF HUMBOLDT Eureka, CA: TASTE is the official tasting room of The Humboldt Bay Tourism Center. Just ask what’s on tap! While you are searching for tours, pull up a chair and have a few oysters. TASTE has local, fresh oysters from the Humboldt Bay, local cheeses, and beers and wines from around the county.

(707) 672-3850 humboldtbaytourismcenter.com

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TATTOO & BEER Eureka, CA: Skin Illustrations is a custom tattoo studio owned and operated by Thomas Hovie. Come on in and let Thomas draw something that is perfect for your skin. Your two hour tattoo inclues a free beer at Humboldt Bay Tourism Center.

524 5th St, Eureka (707) 499-7372

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TRUE HUMBOLDT HUMBOLDT, CA: No matter where your explorations bring you in Humboldt, True Humboldt will help keep your focus on the beauty we all enjoy here. Like our pristine bays, forests with salmon-filled streams, or Eureka’s beautiful historic waterfront. Bring one of our full flower prerolls for on-the-go medication. We’re an ag-style co-op of farmers who’ve stayed true to the growing methods of the original local sun growers. Ask a local dispensary for True Humboldt prerolls.

truehumboldt.com Available at Humboldt Patient Resource Center:

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TASTE oysters and Mid-Century Waterfront vacation rental at Oyster Beach. ERIN KUNKEL SUNSET MAGAZINE

TASTE, THE HBTC TASTING ROOM Host your next business mixer or party at Taste inside the Humboldt Bay Tourism Center. Mingle among other Taste guests in the bar or reserve our redwood tables for family-style seating for up to 16. There is no rental fee for these events, but please place food platter orders in advance.

TASTE’S PARKLET Reserve our “parklet,” Taste’s outdoor patio, for your next stylish but casual event. Enjoy the view of Humboldt Bay and the people watching on one of the prettiest corners of Old Town. An outdoor oyster grill or wood-fired pizza oven can make food to order for your guests. It’s like your front porch, but better.

OYSTER BEACH Oyster Beach is a secluded cove on Humboldt Bay, only 8 minutes from Old Town. With a half mile of sandy beach, eucalyptus groves, and guest cabins available for rent, Oyster Beach is one of the most beautiful spots on the Bay. Host an oyster barbeque (catered by AquaRodeo Farms) on the beach for the day, rent a cabin for the night, or reserve the entire estate for a wedding or special event.

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A N N UA L V I S I TO R S P E N D I N G

$348 MILLION 2014 destination spending in Humboldt County. Study by California Travel and Tourism Commission

2,697 AVERAGE MONTHLY FOOT TRAFFIC AT HBTC (40% TRAFFIC INCREASE, YEAR OVER YEAR)

CUSTOMER DEMOS: 46% LOCAL / 54% VISITOR FACEBOOK: 2,006 FOLLOWERS* + 2,340 CHECK-INS *ORGANIC

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