Ferndale California features the
charm of an old-fashioned village that's somehow escaped the hands of
You can't help but feel something special inside when you
drive down the streets of this historic village where buildings are kept
in pristine condition, showing the handiwork of an earlier era in which
top quality woods were utilized to build houses and shops to last.
Situated in Redwood country amongst the old growth trees that span
several thousand years of existence, Ferndale is fortunate to be
surrounded by scented trees and the ocean with its unique, refreshing
Located off Highway 101, Ferndale
residents take pride in their community and are activists for community
fun-gatherings. From a Christmas tractor pull to the annual Kinetic
Sculpture Race that begins in Arcata and ends up in Ferndale, activities
and events are unique and tons of fun.
For the traveler driving along the
scenic redwood coast, a stop in Ferndale should include an afternoon of
shopping and dining on and around Main Street. Antiques, art and all
sorts of gift items are sold in the Victorian shops along the boulevard.
As you enter the city through a town called Fernbridge, you'll notice
the Humboldt County Creamery that produces huge amounts of commercial
ice cream. Another great milk product, cheese, can be sampled and
purchased in a variety of products at the Loleta Cheese Factory in
Where to stay: Ferndale features
several bed and breakfast inns that are tucked back in time. But for
convenient and affordable accommodations with online booking, your
greatest choice is in
Eureka offers the most active nightlife, dining and cultural
attractions, making it our favored "home base" for vacations to this
region. Highway 101 that connects most the cities of the region,
is an easy-paced 4 lane highway that's generally not too crowded or
difficult to drive. For those coming from major cities, you'll
find the cruise along this highway incredibly enjoyable as drives go.
Historical Landmark NO. 883 FERNDALE - This pioneer agricultural
community, settled in 1852, helped feed the booming population of
mid-century San Francisco. Long known as 'cream city,' Ferndale made
innovative and lasting contributions to the dairy industry. Local
creameries, and the town's role as a transportation and shipping center
in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, fostered prosperity that
produced Ferndale's outstanding Victorian-Gothic residential and
false-front commercial architecture.
Location: Ferndale City Hall
Park, intersection of Main and Herbert Sts, Ferndale Humboldt County, located in Northwest California, is
the southern gateway to the Pacific Northwest. The County is bound on
the north by Del Norte County; on the east by Siskiyou and Trinity
counties; on the south by Mendocino County and on the west by the
Pacific Ocean. The County encompasses 2.3 million acres, 80 percent of
which is forestlands, protected redwoods and recreation areas.
The southern part of the County includes Alton, Carlotta, Hydesville,
Rio Dell and Scotia; the Avenue of the Giants communities; Garberville
and Redway; the Eel, Mattole and Van Duzen River communities; Humboldt
Redwoods, Richardson Grove and Grizzly Creek State Parks; and the King
Range National Conservation Area.
The northern part of the County includes the City of Trinidad, Orick;
Redwood National Park; Prairie Creek and Humboldt Lagoons State Parks;
and several State Beaches.
The eastern part of the County includes Willow Creek, Hoopa Valley
Indian Reservation, Orleans, and a great deal of Six Rivers National
The southern border of the County is located 225 miles north of San
Francisco, the closest major metropolitan city. The County is linked by
Coastal Highway 101 to the rest of California to the South and the
Oregon Coast to the North. Highway 299 links the County to Interstate 5
to the east. The County airport in McKinleyville has daily flights to
San Francisco, Sacramento, Portland and Seattle.
resources related to Ferndale includee:
Four Diamond Hotels
; Humboldt County
; Landmarks ;
Events / Humboldt County Fair
Kinetic Sculpture Race