10 Things to do in Fort Bragg, CA

10 Things to do in Fort Bragg, CA

Sat., July 23, 2017: 10 things to do in Fort Bragg, Ca… 

1. Camp @ MacKerricher State Park

On Saturday, July 23rd, 2017, my friend John who is Co Organizer of our Bay Area Singles 35+ & Live Music Marin Meet Up hosted a caning event at MacKerricher State Park in Fort  Bragg Ca… A beautiful campground North of the town, MacKerricher close proximity to the town (10 minutes.

Events and include:

2.   Ride the Historic Skunk Train

Cost of riding the Historic Skunk Train is @
  • 27 adults, $16 children and children under 2  is $10.80 RT tickets .
  • On the “Pudding Creek Express…
  • Hours of operation is @11am and 1pm. 
Office: Foot of Laurel Street
Fort Bragg, CA 95437

What the Skunk Train offers:

1. Half Day Excursion to Northspur:

4 hour, 40-mile RT takes you through Tunnel #2 at the Summit and descends into the Noyo River Canyon and magnificent Redwoods of Northern CA. The track you’ll pass over is so crooked that in one spot it stretches 8.5 miles to cover a straight line distance of less than 1 mile.
1. Take the Skunk Train to
1A. Departing Willits (Year Round)
Check your website of call for specific dates and times.
$59 Adult and $34 Child ( Ages 2-12)
Tickets subject to additional Historic Preservation Assessment Fee.

1b. Camping On the Noyo

Embark on the Skunk Train and spend the night in the rugged Noyo River Canyon, 17 miles east of Fort Bragg. Originally a logging camp along the route of the Skunk Train, Camp Noyo is a remote wilderness area that will be your new favorite campsite-and only accessible via train.

  • 8 private campsites
  • 1 River Chalet
  • Canoes, Kayaks, and Row Boats
  • Wood Heated Showers
  • Campsite Cook Kits

1c. Pudding Creek Express

This scenic 1 hour, 7- mile RT takes you along the PUdding Creek Estuary and some of the first tracks laid by the California Western Railroad. Common sightings include blue herons, egrets, osprey and trutles. This trip is perfect for those with limited time who want to explore the rest of the breathtaking Mendocino Coast.

Departing Fort Bragg (Year Round)
Check our website or call for specific dates and times.


$27 Adult and $16 Child (Ages 2-12)

Tickets subject to additional Historic Preservation Assessment Fee.

Why did they nickname Skunk Train?

The name originated in 1925, when motorcars were introduced. These single unit, self-propelled motorcars had gasoline-powered engines for power and pot-bellied stoves burning crude oil to keep passengers war. The combination of the fumes created a very pungent oder, and the old timers living along the line said these motorcars were like skunks. “You could smell them before you could see them.”

3. Visit Glass Beach…
4. Go Wine Tasting @ Pacific Winer 


33000 California 1, Fort Bragg, CA 95437


Perched right on the edge of the wild Mendocino Coast, Pacific Star winery overlooks the Pacific Ocean. They boast that they have a picnic area with gorgeous views of whale watching.. YOu can book private events and weddings as well as Oceanside cottage. The Oceanside cottage available



5. Lunch @ Jenny’s Giant Burger
940 Forth Main Street
Fort Bragg, Ca
Make sure you taste the 1/3 pound burger with fries and have it with French Fries. The day after we tried the triple patty burger. We also tried the triple burger which was out of this world… very tasty… And please don’t forget the Mendocino Chocolate Cookie. It was out of this world.
6. Stay at Country Inn Bed and Breakfast.
This hotel is highly recommended by Casey who worked for at the Chamber of Commerce in Fort Bragg. Country Inn Bed and Breakfast has 7 beautiful guest rooms. Each has a suite bathroom and several has fire places.
All their beds have tempurpedic toppers, down comforters, high thread count sheets, and plush towels.
Guest enjoy complimentary snacks and beverages 24 hours a day..
Social Hour is Saturday nights.
32 N. Main Street
Fort Bragg, CA 95437
www. beourguests.com
This 1890’s residence is just steps away from Glass Beach, the Skunk Train, downtown shops, galleries and award  winning restaurants. North Coast Brewing Company and Tap room, The Guests HOuse Museum, and Tatoo Museum, and the new Coastal Trail are all within an easy walk. It’s jus a short drive to Mendocino Village, MacKerricher State Park, Point Cabrillo Light House, Anderson Valley Wineries, REdwood Forests, kyaking departure points, horseback riding and the miles of hiking and biking trails.
The breakfast is definitely the highlight of your sta. Every morning  you’ll enjoy a different, artfully prepared, filling, and beautifully presented meal.They boast that they use the fresh local ingredients whenever possible and organic eggs from their resident hens.
Other lodgings include the following:
Beachcomber Motel and Spa
111 N. Main Street
Fort Bragg, CA  95437
Reservations: 800-400-SURF (7873) or (707) 964-2402
8. See a play at Eagles Hall Theatre 


Eagles Hall Theatre

210 N. Corry
Fort Bragg, CA  95437
Currently the play ” Chicago” is playing through August 13th, 2017.
For current plays please visit eventful for current plays and prices.
9.  Taste Barrel-Aged OLD rasputin at North Coast Brewing Co.

address: 501 North Main Street, Fort Bragg, CA 95437


Taste Barrel-aged beer called “Old Rasputin.”

10. Rent a kayak at Liquid Fusiono

address; 32399 BAsin Street, Fort Bragg, CA;  (707) 962-1623


Kayak tours available such as Dry and Mild – Noyo Meander/Sunset Bird Paddle

Whitewater of the Sea- Kayaking Rocks!

Take Kayak Classes

Learn kalyak skills to e


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