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Owners Jon O’Connor & Amy Cirincione O'Connor General Manager Derek Hilson Marketing + Strategy Drew Hyland Web + Social / Brand Stylist Julianne Eagle Oyster Farmer + Tours / Oyster Bar Manager Captain Sebastian Elrite Local Products and Quality Control Felisha Tom Provisions Manager Chrystopher Taylor
Provisions Team Kara Bennett, Liz Cazier, Travis Deuerling, Charity Freitas, Daniella Moore, Rose Nhem, Malcolm O’Toole, Kayleigh Pacion, Brianna Salazar
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TOUR HUMBOLDT MAGAZINE Editor Amy Cirincione O’Connor Assistant Editor + Tour Coordinator Travis Deuerling Contributing Writers Delia Bense-King, Amy Cirincione O’Connor, Travis Deuerling Art Director + Photography Drew Hyland Stylist Julianne Eagle Tour Photography Operator’s Website/Social
10 Winter features
On the cover
6 It's All Here 8 Humboldt Bay Provisions Offerings 10 Walking in the Rain 12 Winter Warriors 12 Stay Here 14 Explore Our Marine Protected Areas 16 Shopping & Dining 18 Stay Here 22 Rent Our Space 46 Share Humboldt Bay With Us!
Samoa peninsula sunset. DREW HYLAND
a-z TOUR DIRECTORY 24 Arcata Community Forest - Cafe Mokka 26 Dick Taylor Factory Tour - Drive Thru Trees 28 Elopements & Weddings - Friends of Arcata Marsh Tour 30 Golf Courses - Guided Walks with Friends of the Dunes 32 Happy Camper Redwood Tours - Humboldt Botanical Garden 34 Humboldt Bay Oyster Tours - Humboldt Roller Derby 36 Live2Dive Scuba Co. - Neighborhood Day Spas 38 Old Town Carriage Co. - Redwood Adventures & Eco Tours 40 Rentals: Bikes, Boards & Gear - Sequoia park zoo 42 Running & Biking Races 44 Sea Fishing - True Humboldt
IT’S ALL HERE
MEET THE MAKER
Humboldt Bay Provisions 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. Humboldt Bay Provisions 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.
Every Sunday from 6-9pm, Humboldt Bay Provisions 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!
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!
TOURS Humboldt Bay Provisions 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.
If you are a local Maker or have a small business you would like to share with our community, please contact Humboldt Bay Provisions about hosting a Meet the Maker of your own. We’ll help you plan and promote your MTM, including a promotional spot on 95.5 The Bay.
TOUR HUMBOLDT MAGAZINE Tour Humboldt is an adventure lifestyle magazine focused on life around 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 Provisions. We publish Tour Humboldt twice annually, in both print and online editions. Feel free to read through Tour Humboldt while you're visiting us, or ask your server for a take-home copy for purchase. We love where we live, and we'd love to show you around.
205 G St. Old Town Eureka 707-672-3850 Open 7 Days a Week: 12 - 9pm humboldtbayprovisions.com
“Captain Sebastian” oyster platter. DREW HYLAND
HUMBOLDT BAY PROVISIONS
HUMBOLDT BAY PROVISIONS OFFERINGS At Humboldt Bay Provisions, we pride ourselves on bringing our guests a delicious and diverse taste of the best Humboldt County has to offer - from local libations to Captain Sebastian’s delectable Bucksport oysters. This season, we are beginning to offer a carefully curated line of in-house goods, including glassware, cold-brew coffee, kombucha, chocolate and oyster sauces. We’re excited to give you a taste of our own Provisions! Humboldt Bay Provisions glassware is handmade from recycled wine bottles, all sourced from the local wineries we serve in our tasting room. Our glassware is durable, elegant, and environmentally responsible. We will soon be serving many of our drinks in these glasses.
The cold-brew process provides a smooth, rich coffee with a high caffeine content. Because caffeine is water soluble, the extended brew time used in cold brewing extracts the maximum caffeine possible while leaving the heat-soluble bittering acids behind. We offer coldbrew on tap and will soon have it in bottles “to go.” Coming soon to our taps is our own kombucha, a traditional ferment of black tea that is often noted for its tonic qualities. Kombucha is a popular low-alcohol alternative to the local beer, wines, and ciders we currently serve. This is an exciting time for Humboldt Bay Provisions! We look forward to sharing our new goods with you and continuing to celebrate Humboldt Bay.
Our house cold-brew coffee. DREW HYLAND
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WALKING IN THE RAIN By amy cirincione o'connor The rain is here. From November through March the Humboldt Bay will get about 30 inches of rain. It comes in gentle mists and ferocious downpours. If you live here, you embrace it in all its forms. One of our favorite ways to while away a rainy day is touring cozy spots to eat, drink and shop in Old Town Eureka.
Order a few of the freshly baked goodies to go and walk around the corner to shop at our favorite Old Town boutiques - Shipwreck (430 3rd St) and The Bodega (426 3rd St). Shipwreck is a funky, curated collection of vintage and handmade goods for men, women, children and the home. Bodega features exquisitely made clothing, jewelry and apothecary. The products in both shops are gorgeous and the shops themselves are lovely places to spend a rainy day. Brave the elements a bit by bringing your walk down F Street to the boardwalk. The Eureka boardwalk offers views of the bay, the marina (and the Fisherman statue that inspired our logo!) that are especially poetic in the grey and the rain. Keep your eyes open for seal, egrets, and herons as you walk to Jack’s Seafood (4 C St). The industrial interior isn’t as cozy as Because Coffee, but it perfectly complements the seascape viewed through its large windows. Get a bowl of soup and watch the waves, knowing you’ve embraced winter on the Bay.
Old Town Eureka's boardwalk. DREW HYLAND
Start the morning with a kick at Because Coffee (300 F St). This snug little spot smells like heaven and is furnished like your favorite aunt’s house. You can order a simple, quality pour-over, but their espresso drinks are so dang pretty it would be a pity to miss out on them.
WINTER WARRIORS By amy cirincione o'connor It’s easy to play on the Bay during the summer, but Winter requires special appreciation. For those of us who love to be outside, we make the most of these shorter days. We venture into the wet wearing rainboots and gortex or we say fuggedaboutit and head out in cotton and shorts. Either way, we always keep a dry set of clothes and a filled thermos in the car.
Paddle the Bay |
Pacific Outfitters offers a 3 hour tour of Humboldt Bay (by kayaks or stand up paddleboards) that explores local history and wildlife. It’s perfect for beginners and a nice orientation to the Bay for more experienced paddlers. Pacific Outfitters also offers boat and board rentals for those who would prefer to strike out on their own. Tours are offered year round, but must have a minimum of two people. Pick up/drop off is available for an additional fee. For more information on the tour call (844)-926-6566. To book, access pacificoutfittersadventures.rezgo.com via the (Humboldt Bay Provisions) iPads.
Ride the Trails The Arcata Community Forest has trails from easy to challenging for hikers, bikers and horseback riders. The redwood canopy offers shelter from the elements and the sound of rain in the dreamscape of ferns, creeks and towering redwoods is ethereal. Since many national forests and parks ban mountain biking, Arcata Community Forest offer knobby-tire riders the special opportunity to bike among the redwoods. The trail system includes tight, flowing single track connected by wide fire trails. Pick up a trail map at Arcata City Hall, download one to your phone or print one from the city’s website. If you get lost, just head downhill on a marked trail and you’ll eventually end up in Arcata.
Rain or shine biking in the Arcata Community Forest. DREW HYLAND
EXPLORE OUR MARINE PROTECTED AREAS By Delia Bense-Kang Humboldt County has no shortage of spectacular coastal places to visit. If you are having trouble deciding where to go, narrow down your options by visiting Humboldt’s 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. MPAs conserve and restore wildlife and habitats in our ocean just as national and state parks do on land. In Humboldt, we have ten MPAs in range of coastal habitats from kelp forests to coastal wetlands, and rocky reefs to sandy ocean floors. Here’s a closer look at three MPAs. If miles of pristine sandy beaches and rolling dunes is your cup of tea, then Samoa State MPA is for you. For watergoing enthusiasts, the Mad River County Park access point provides the opportunity to take your kayak, SUP or boat for a paddle on the Mad River. Or maybe you're the more studious type and want to know more about the area. Visit the Humboldt Coastal Nature Center in Manila, just south of the Ma-le’l Dunes entrance. Friends of the Dunes offers
guided walks in this area on a regular basis. Pack a picnic and spend the day in the dunes. In addition to being the westernmost point of the lower 48 states, Cape Mendocino also marks the northern gateway to the Lost Coast, the largest undeveloped and rugged stretch of coast in California. Offshore sits Sugarloaf Island, a MPA designation known as a “special closure.” The island provides crucial breeding grounds for comorants, black oystercathers, tufted puffins and other bird species. You can lose yourself in awe of the sheer cliffs meeting black sand beaches and tide pools. This area is also known for its high winds and you might be treated to a show by some local windsurfers and kiteboarders. A trip to Sea Lion Gulch is the perfect introduction to the Lost Coast. Pack a lunch and depart on a hike along this wild and pristine terrain. As a bonus, you will be able to visit the Punta Gorda lighthouse. You might even be lucky enough to witness an elephant seal colony! These impressive 1,500 to 4,500 lb creatures just took up residence on the Lost Coast this past winter. You are also guaranteed to see harbor seals, Stellar sea lions, a variety of sea birds, many intertidal species, and maybe even a gray whale or two! Make sure to double check the tides as some places are impassable at high tide.
(707) 273-5233 JFordInsurance.com
SHOPPING By Travis Deuerling Old Town Eureka Listed on the United States National Register of Historic Places, Old Town Eureka is the thriving, cultural heart of the city of Eureka. It is a visitor friendly shopping and event hub of unique shops and classic Victorian architecture. Stretching over several blocks, Old Town Eureka hosts attractions such as The Morris Graves Museum of Art, horsedrawn carriage rides and Humboldt Bay Provisions.
The Arcata Plaza |
One of the last remaining original town squares in the country, the Arcata Plaza is the focal point of the small college town of Arcata. The grassy square is flanked on all sides by fun and unique shopping, theaters, bars and restaurants. The plaza is meant to be walked and wandered through. It is a prime location for window-shopping and a gateway to the rest of Arcata, including the Creamery District, the Humboldt Crabs Baseball field and the Arcata Marsh.
The Victorian Village of Ferndale Often referred to as “the best kept secret on the Redwood Coast,” the Victorian town of Ferndale offers plenty of picturesque, cultural sights and experiences to travelers. Eclectic shopping and dining line Main Street. Kept in pristine Victorian condition, Ferndale is a star in it’s own right. The entire community is California National Landmark no. 883.
Nothing Obvious screen printed designs and handcrafted regional goods at The Bodega. DREW HYLAND
DINING LOS BAGELS
$ . Eureka, Arcata . Breakfast, Lunch Specialty bagels and bagel sandwiches served in a casual Dia de los Muertos themed setting. Our favorite: The bagel with cream cheese, lox and guac combo!
BLESS MY SOUL
$$ . Eureka . Lunch, Dinner Classic Creole cuisine such as blackened catfish, plus Southern fare & craft beer, in modest digs.
$$ . Eureka . Lunch, Dinner Fine american dining with seafood, steak and a full bar. Our favorite: Cherry Duck Breast & Vanilla Creme Brule
$$ . Eureka . Lunch, Dinner Fresh and authentic sushi served in a fun Japanese atmosphere Our favorite: Albacore Sashimi & Kyotoccino (sweet coffee)
Our favorite: Jerk Fried Chicken & Louisiana Sweet Tea
$$$ . Eureka . Dinner An award-winning fine-dining experience, featuring seasonal menus and farm to table practices.
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Our favorite: Duck Confit & a Flourless Dark Chocolate Torte
$$ . Eureka . Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner A modern eatery whose main focus is high quality, grass-fed 1/3 lb burgers. Our favorite: The grilled portobello burger & a local beer on draft.
A TASTE OF BIM
$$ . Eureka . Lunch, Dinner An authentic Caribbean bistro nestled in Old Town Eureka, complete with outdoor seating. Our favorite: Pineapple pork chops & chocolate rum cake.
359 Main St., Trinidad (707) 677-5177 Winter Hours : Weekdays 3-7pm, Weekends 2-7pm BRICELAND
Tasting/Tours by appt. (707) 923-2429 FIELDBROOK
Tasting by appt. (707) 839-4140 FROG ALLEY
Call for appt. (707) 786-4353 HUMBOLDT HONEY WINE
723 3rd St., Eureka Wed. - Sat. 3-8pm, Sun. 1-5pm, (707) 599-7973
$$ . Eureka, Arcata . Lunch, Dinner Classic Italian recipes served in a traditional family setting.
LOST COAST VINEYARDS
Our favorite: Chicken Saltimbocca & an espresso martini
1000 Moonstone Cross Rd, Trinidad, (707) 677-3832 Winter Hours: Fri - Sun. Noon - 6pm
Tasting by appt. (707) 629-3671 MOONSTONE CROSSING
$ . Eureka, Arcata . Lunch, Dinner Hot, quick and delicious, served by the pie or by the slice.
Our favorite: Their available slices vary, but you can’t go wrong!
Tasting by appt. (707) 443-2333
THE SEA GRILL
$$ - Eureka . Lunch, Dinner Expertly prepared surf, turf and cocktails. An old town favorite since ‘88. Our favorite: Dungeness Crab Cocktail & Snapper Amandine
Call for appt. (707) 764-3752 OLD GROWTH CELLARS TERRAGENA
Tasting by appt. (707) 362-6808 TRINITY RIVER
Tasting by appt. (707) 825-5888
6TH AND E EATERY
S TA Y H E R E Northern humboldt
18 STONE LAGOON CABIN Orick 2 Bedrooms. Authentic wood heat stove! Secluded and quiet, near the beach and lots of hiking.
MOONSTONE HOUSE Trinidad
WEST OF HAVEN Trinidad
3 Bedrooms. Beautiful garden with gazebo and jacuzzi
2 Bedroom. Beautiful outdoor garden.
Just a short distance from the small town of Trinidad!
Located near Moonstone Beach!
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19 FURNISHED MODERN LOFT Eureka 1 Bedroom. Crafted with salvaged redwood. Old Town Eureka's only modern loft.
CALIFORNIA COWBOY Eureka
THE PINK LADY Eureka
1 Bedroom. Hardwood floors and beautiful furnishings.
4 Bedrooms. Classic victorian architecture
Located in the heart of Old Town Eureka.
Located in the historic Old Town Eureka.
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OYSTER BEACH ESCAPE, Oyster Beach 1 Bedroom. Wake up to the sound of waves on a secluded beach! This cabin is located on Oyster Beach, a 22-acre historic homestead outside of Eureka, CA. The location feels remote, but the amenities of Arcata and Eureka are only a short drive away.
BAYVIEW SUITE, Oyster Beach
MID-CENTURY BEACH HOUSE, Oyster Beach
1 Bedroom. Open-floor plan with cathedral ceilings.
2 Bedrooms. Steps from the beach with 180 degree views.
There are gorgeous views from every room, and the open floor plan makes the suite comfortable for entertaining.
Nestled on the dunes, so you can watch the sea birds and seals play in the waves while you sip your morning coffee.
PARK AVENUE GUEST HOUSE Arcata 2 Bedrooms. Two decks with ocean and bay views. Located right next to Arcata Community Park.
HIDDEN COUNTRY HOME Arcata
HISTORIC WHITE HOUSE Ferndale
3 Bedrooms. Sauna
2 Bedroom. Classic victorian architecture and furniture.
Located on a secluded parcel of 150+ year old redwood forest.
Located centrally in Ferndale, right off of Main Street.
HUMBOLDT BAY PROVISIONS
Host your next business mixer or party at Humboldt Bay Provisions. Mingle among other 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.
BOAT PARKLET Reserve our “parklet” 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. Enjoy an outdoor oyster grill for you and 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 barbecue (catered by AquaRodeo Farms) on the beach for the day, rent a cabin for the night, or reserve the entire resort for a wedding or special event.
TO BOOK, CONTACT EVENTS@HBPROVISIONS.COM
Captain Sebastian Platter. STYLING JULIANNE EAGLE / PHOTO DREW HYLAND
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ARCATA COMMUNITY FOREST Arcata, CA: Step right into Humboldt County’s world-famous Redwoods. With a playground, large recreational field and a network of trailheads; The Arcata Community Forest offers unprecedented access to old-growth redwoods via hiking, biking, or just a simple walk in the park!
Accessible, Dogs Okay
ART GALLERIES Piante Gallery
Eureka; (707) 441-1322 The Black Faun Gallery
Eureka; (707) 267-4297
The Morris Graves Museum of Art
Eureka; (707) 442-0278 Redwood Art Association
Eureka; (707) 268 - 0755 HSU Third Street Gallery
Arcata; (707) 443 - 6363 Strawberry Rock Gallery (Shown on Left)
Trinidad; (707) 677-5151
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. Customizable, Call Ahead, Year-Round
(707) 616-9841 fowleropebirding.com
BREWERY TOURS Visit any of Humboldtâ€™s fantastic local breweries or tasting rooms and enjoy a flight of their specialty 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.
Redwood Curtain Brewery (707) 826-7222 redwoodcurtainbrewing.com
Eel River Brewery (707) 725-2739 eelriverbrewing.com
Siren Song Tavern (707) 442-8778 thesirensongtavern.com
Humboldt Cider Company (707) 798-6023 humboldtcidercompany.com
Six Rivers Brewery (707) 839-7580 sixriversbrewery.com
Lost Coast Brewery (707) 445-4480 lostcoast.com
The Local Beer Bar (707) 497-6320; thelocalbeerbar.com
Mad River Brewery (Left) (707) 668-4151 madriverbrewing.com
Wrangletown Cider Company (707) 508-5175; wrangletowncidercompany.com
CAFE MOKKA FINNISH COUNTRY SAUNA & TUBS ARCATA, CA: Step back in time into a relaxing old-world atmosphere in Arcataâ€™s very own cafe, sauna and hot tub combo. Start in the old style cafe with espresso, pastries, sandwiches or soup, then move on through to private, traditional scandinavian hot tubs and sauna; the perfect remedy for a long day. Reservations Preferred, Year-Round, Accessible
Dead Reckoning Tavern (707) 630-5008 See facebook
TOURS DICK TAYLOR FACTORY TOUR Eureka, CA: Tour their new chocolate factory and see how
their award-winning chocolate is made â€œfrom bean to barâ€?. Admission includes a 45 minute tour and 15 minute tasting hosted by one of the chocolate maker. Since they are a working factory, children 6+ are preferred. You can book your tour online today or call/email to reserve a spot. Book Ahead, Year-Round, Tours Saturday & Thursday
(707) 798-6010 dicktaylorchocolate.com
DRIVE THRU TREES
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 (Photo on Left) 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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TOURS ELOPEMENT & WEDDINGS Say your, "I Do's," and get married under a towering cathedral of our majestic redwoods, or overlooking our gloriously rugged Pacific Coastline. Wherever you decide to wed, allow Alegria Sita, Non-Denominational Minister and Celebrant, to facilitate your personalized, heart-felt ceremony and/or wedding planning. Book Ahead, Customizable, Year-Round
(707) 845-4998 galaeventsandweddings.com
FAR NORTH CLIMBING GYM
Arcata, CA: Far North Climbing is Humboldt Countyâ€™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. Drop-In, Year-Round
(707) 826-9558 Find us on Facebook
FIRE & LIGHT GLASS TOUR Arcata, CA: Fire & Light was formed in 1995 as a partnership between Arcata Community Recycling Center and a group of local investors who wanted to develop an innovative plan for using local recycled glass. Join them in a tour and see how they have turned over eight million bottles and jars into beautiful glass tableware and decorative accessories. See the whole process from recycling bottles and jars to their skilled craftsmen. Fire & Light is available for sale as well. (at great prices!) Year-Round, Walk-In Welcome, Tours Monday-Friday 10am and Noon
(707) 825-7500 fireandlight.com
FARMERS MARKETS The North Coast Grower’s Association invites you to their five certified farmer’s markets to celebrate the bounty of fresh and local Humboldt-grown produce. Join 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.
The Arcata Plaza Farmer's Market, Arcata 9am-2pm, April-November
10am-2pm, December-March Tuesdays:
Old Town Farmers' Market, Eureka 10am-1pm
Wildberries Marketplace Farmers' Market, Arcata 3:30-6:30pm
Henderson Center Farmers' Market, Eureka 10am-1pm
Eureka Natural Foods Farmers' Market, McKinleyville 3:30-6:30pm
FREE FRIENDS OF THE ARCATA MARSH TOUR Arcata, CA: Experience the beauty and productivity of the Arcata Marsh. Friends of the Arcata Marsh offers interpretive services for the Arcata Marsh, as well as guided tours and a visitors center. They walk every Saturday at 2pm (rain or shine). More leisurely walks are the last Tuesday of each month at 2pm. Year-Round, Accessible, Meets every Saturday at 8:30am
(707) 826-2359 arcatamarshfriends.org
TOURS GOLF COURSES
Baywood Golf & Country Club
(707) 822-3686; baywoodgcc.com
Baywood Golf & Country Club is an award-winning course set against the backdrop of rolling hills and lush valleys. Creative thinking and precision irons will reward those looking for a challenge. Beau Pre Golf Club
(707) -839-2342; beaupregolf.com
The Pacific coastline provides a spectacular landscape for this challenging 18 hole championship golf course. Pine and spruce trees line most of the fairways of this course requiring precision placement shoes. Benbow Inn Golf Course
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. Eureka Municipal Golf Course
(707) 445-1910; playeureka.com
Open to the public, this course is owned by the city of Eureka and managed by CourseCo Inc. The course is 18 hole, par 70 with a driving range. Cart and club rentals are available. Bigfoot Golf & Country Club
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.
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 Tuesday-Saturday, 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. Walk-In, Accessible
(707) 444-1397 friendsofthedunes.org
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TOURS HAPPY CAMPER REDWOOD TOURS Arcata, CA: Treat yourself and your family to an active Pacific Coast adventure! Happy Camper offers half and full day tours to better acquaint you and your family to this scenic area. Whether you’re looking to hike, paddle or tour local breweries, they’ve got you covered! Book in Advance, Family Friendly, Customizable
(707) 601-9231 redwood.tours
69-149 PER PERSON
HISTORIC OLD TOWN EUREKA 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 Provisions included. Call Ahead, Accessible
(707) 445-2117 prideenterprisestours.com
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. Walk-In
(707) 822-5132 hollyyashi.com
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 (Photo on Left) (707) 499-2943; redwoodcreekbuckarettes.com
HUMBOLDT BEER TOURS This tour explores the wide array of craft beer around Humboldt County. Join them on a journey where you will learn brewing basics and the long history of craft beer in this area. The tours stops at three great breweries, each will complimentary tastings, lunch and the company of a Cicerone Certified Beer Server, the tour ends at a beer bar in Eureka.
Call Ahead, Meet at Humboldt Bay Provisions
(855) 949-BEER humboldtbeertours.com
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. Year-Round, Accessible
(707) 442-5139 hbgf.org
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TOURS 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 Provisions. The two-hour tour allows the passengers to disembark from the vessel and harvest their own oysters. Reservations, Meet at Humboldt Bay Provisions
(707) 836-3168 humboldtbayoystertours.com
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 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. Meet at Humboldt Bay Provisions
(707) 840-5508 theemeraldmagazine.com
HUMBOLDT ROLLER DERBY Eureka, CA: Humboldt Roller Derby is Humboldt Countyâ€™s premiere all female sports organization. They work hard to provide exciting family-friendly events to bring our community together. They 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 Willdberries, Peopleâ€™s Records, the Works and S.T.I.L.) or online. Season runs January - July
(707) 441-1993 humboldtrollerderby.com
TOURS LIVE2DIVE SCUBA COMPANY - ARCATA SAMOA, CA: Why just admire the ocean when you can go down and experience it? Live2Dive is a small, but complete scuba shop, instruction and tour service for aspiring scubars and scubarettes. Owned by a NAUI certified instructor, Live2Dive can accommodate everyone from newbies to old pros, desire for adventure required! Season runs January - July, Call for Dive Quote
(707) 362-9856 live2dive.biz
Loleta, CA: The Loleta Cheese Factory, established in 1982, has been recognized not only for the awesome cheese we produce but also for its award winning garden and quaint country store. Humboldt is where we truly put the "art" in Artisan with our handmade recipes, small batches, and use of only the highest-quality ingredients. Our Queso Kings Grilled Cheese Sandwich Bar, opened in October 2016, offers the same exceptional tradition, producing gourmet, savory and sweet grilled cheese sandwiches using local products, house-smoked meats, and of course, Loleta Cheese. Don’t miss the opportunity to come on down and taste one of our 38 different cheese flavors. Year Round, Walk-In, Taste
(707) 733-5470 artisancheesefactory.com
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. Call Ahead
(707) 822-3483 ext. 307 losbagels.com/tours
Clarke Historical Museum (707) 443-1947; clarkemuseum.org
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 Countyâ€™s past. We look forward to making your next visit to Humboldt a historic one!
Discovery Museum (707) 443-9694; discovery-museum.org
The Discovery Museum is a non-profit childrenâ€™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.
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
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 Forever Young Eureka; (707) 268-8039 Hair, Nails, Day Spa Orange Cup Coral Eureka; (707) 499-2638 Hair, Nails, Waxing The Spa at Personal Choice Eureka; (707) 445-2041 Day Spa Two Beauties Skincare & Makeup Artistry Eureka; (707) 273-5115 Esthetician, Makeup, Waxing Vanity Eureka; (707) 442-8980 Hair, Nails, Waxing Wellspring Beauty, at Siana Natural Spa & Salon Arcata; (707) 825-1125 Hair, Day Spa, Skincare
Humboldt County Historical Society (707) 445-4342; humboldthistory.org
TOURS 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 accommodate four adults and two children. Available year round. Rates per trip: 20-25 minutes for $32. 40-45 minutes for $52. 1 hour for $75. Meet at the Old Town Eureka Gazebo, Walk-Up, Year Round
(646) 591-2058 oldtowncarriageco.com
PASTORI HUNTING GUIDE SERVICE
Eureka, CA: With a highly qualified guide running the operation, Pastori Guide Service can lead you through whatever guide or hunting experience youâ€™re looking for. Hunting tours can be semi or fully guided and are adapted to the time of year, hunting season, and customer preferences. Lodging is available for overnight hunts! Customizable, Lodging Options
(707) 442-8432 Find us on Facebook
REDWOOD ADVENTURES & ECO TOURS 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! Tour Packages, Lodging Available, Year Round
(866) 733-9637 elkmeadowcabins.com
TOURS 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 and fishing gear shop in Trinidad. A convenient one-stop shop for everything you need to get on the water in Northern Humboldt.
Pacific Outfitters Eureka & Arcata Eureka (707) 443-6328; Arcata (707) 822-0321
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 (707) 822-2562; revolutionbicycle.com Revolution Bicycle is your knowledgeable resource for all things bike related. They also rent out our bikes! They 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.
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 (Left) 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, Kayak Trinidad or Pacific Outfitters to get on the water today.
Humboats (707) 443-5157; humboats.com
Kayak Zak’s (707) 498-1130; kayakzak.com Kayak Trinidad (Shown on Left) (707) 329-0085 ; kayaktrinidad.com/ Pacific Outfitters Adventures (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 AZA accredited zoos in the country. Situated next to the magnificent redwoods of Sequoia Park, the Zoo offers visitors of all ages the opportunity to get upclose and personal with red pandas, experience river otters, Bald eagles and salmon in the Watershed Heroes exhibit, and interact with Barnyard animals. The Zoo has over 85 species, some rare and endangered. Stay for lunch or a snack and visit the gift shop for a unique memento. Year Round, Accessible, Special Events
(707) 441-4263 sequoiaparkzoo.net
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.
Atalanta’s Victory Run & Walk (May 14, 2017): 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. Avenue of the Giants Marathon (Early May, 2017): 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. Foggy Bottom Milk Run (Mid March, 2017): 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. Humboldt County Mud Run (Mid Sept., 2017): 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.
Trinidad to Clam Beach Run (Late Jan., 2017): Once a training race for Humboldt State Track and Field runners, it has evolved into a nationally known run, with a 3 mile and 5.75 mile run. The unique feature of the run is crossing the mouth of the Little River at Moonstone Beach.
Humboldt Redwoods Marathon (Mid Oct., 2017): 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. Tour of the Unknown Coast (Early May, 2017): 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.
TOURS SEA FISHING E&D Humboldt Charters (707) 498-1355 Ocean fishing, bottom fish, salmon, halibut, tuna and whale watching. 28-foot boat with 40 years experience. Full Throttle Sportfishing: “Seaweasel II” (707) 498-7473 Fishing for King Salmon, Tuna, Pacific Salmon, Rockfish/Lingcod or combo trips! Green Water Fishing Adventures (707) 845-9588 Fishing for King Salmon, Halibut, Rockfish/Lingcod, Albacore or Dungeness Crab Northwind Charters - Sports Fishing (Left) (707) 601-0034 Trinidad. Salmon, tuna, rockfish, halibut salt and fresh water sport fishing experts. Pacific Outfitters Adventures (844) 926-6566; PacificOutfitters.com Ocean kayak fishing trip.
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 - Woodley Island/Eureka Humboldt Bay (707) 499-8878 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).
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 includes a free beer at Humboldt Bay Provisions. Year Round, Reservations Preferred
524 5th St, Eureka (707) 499-7372
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 Adventures (844) 926-6566; PacificOutfitters.com
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.
45 Moonstone Beach Surf Camp (707) 822-5099 moonstonebeachsurfcamp.com Pacific Outfitters Adventures (844) 926-6566 PacificOutfitters.com
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:
980 6th St, Arcata 707-826-7988; hprcarcata.com
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