When in Humboldt
Plan your visit:
www.Redwoods.info – Inside tips about outdoor adventures, map, trip planning ideas, lists of local attractions and so much more. Nobody guides our guests better.
www.caff.org/humboldt - Downloadable guide to finding local food, seasonal produce chart and more.
www.Humfarm.org – Information on Humboldt farmer’s markets and a directory of local farmers.
www.humiba.org – Big listing of all types of Humboldt businesses. (Use their “advanced search” for a list by category.)
Head north along the coast to where most people think California ends. Then keep going. You’ll eventually reach the redwood forests, pristine beaches, and six rivers of Humboldt.
Now you’re in for a treat—and not just the outdoor adventure kind. That’s because the same natural abundance has also inspired generations of family farmers, small businesses and artisans. They handcraft products with a care that’s hard to come by anymore – and with an approach that says, “Hey, let’s be nice to the Earth.”
For you, that means seriously tasty treats like local beer and wine, cheeses and grass-fed beef. Fresh-off-the-dock oysters and crab. An abundance of heirloom-quality crafts and jewelry.
You can also share the experience by looking for Humboldt goods when you shop. But we’d rather see you in person.
If you visit, we suggest you start with some serious outdoor fun. Forget, for the moment, all the good stuff we talk about at HumboldtMade.com. Go on a hike, or set out in a kayak. Canoe one our gorgeous rivers or explore our pristine coastline. Gaze appreciatively (meditatively?) at ancient old-growth redwoods.
Then let loose your inner foodie and eco-savvy shopper.
You can start at a farmer’s market, perhaps the famous Arcata Farmer’s Market on Saturdays. Or maybe search the Arcata Plaza, Victorian Ferndale or Old Town Eureka for locally made crafts and jewelry. Try some wine-tasting in Trinidad or call ahead and visit one of our small wineries. Don’t be shy about stopping at boat docks or fruit stands, and keep a supply of local cheese at the ready. If it isn’t winter, you can probably find some festival underway. Definitely sample our restaurants, preferably those serving local delicacies.