Skunk Train, Fort Bragg
Attractions and Activities
There are many things to do in Our Sleepy Ocean Town. Here are a few things that you may do while you visit.
Spend a day collecting glass and exploring the many tide pools at this very unique beach.
Smooth pieces of glass worn by the sea are sprinkled in the sand by the waves.
Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens is a rare jewel, the only public garden in the continental United States fronting directly on the ocean. The Gardens offers everything from colorful displays to thunderous waves. 18220 North Highway One, Fort Bragg, CA 95437
Fishing charters, kayaking, whale watching trips, restaurants and more. Great places to eat on the harbor overlooking the bridge.
The Skunk line runs 40 miles between Fort Bragg on the coast and Willits on US Highway 101. Combine any numbers of trains and schedules to make a memorable visit to the Redwoods. You will cross as many as 30 bridges and trestles along the scenic redwood route (almost one bridge for each mile of track!), as well as pass through one of the lines two deep mountain tunnels!
Note: The Skunk Train is currently not running year round.
Watch the seals sunning on the rocks at MacKerricher
CALIFORNIA STATE PARKS (LOCAL)
MacKerricher State Park
Russian Gulch State Park
Jug Handle State Reserve
Caspar Headlands State Reserve
Caspar Headlands State Beach
Mendocino Headlands State Park
Navarro River Redwoods State Park
MARCH IS THE WHALE FESTIVAL
TRIANGLE TATTOO & MUSEUM
If you have always wanted a tattoo, then this is the place to do it! Madame Chinchilla & Mr. G are two of the most respected tattoo artists in the country. They were featured on the Discovery Channel Documentry about the world of Tattoo. Check out the fascinating museum filled with tattoo artifacts and photos. Book your session early as they are very busy.
The Skunk Train is a Mendocino County tradition and one of the few remaining mail trains in the U.S. It originally made an 80 mile loop from Fort Bragg on the coast to Willits on Highway 101 and back again, through some of the most beautiful redwoods in Northern California.
When the California Western Railroad went bankrupt in September 2003, it looked as if the Skunk Train was doomed. However, a few months later the Sierra Railroad purchased the line and by spring 2004 had the Fort Bragg to Northspur section up and running. By the end of July 2004, they hope to offer the entire Fort Bragg-to-Willits run again.