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11/1/19 - 11/10/19

Fun Things to do Throughout the Festival

Kayak Mendocino

Anderson Valley Brewing Company
Disc Golf Daily • 11:30AM-5:30PM
Anderson Valley Brewing Company is the first brewery in the world to offer an 18 hole Disc Golf Course, right on the brewery grounds. We invite you to stroll through our pastures and oak groves while enjoying an Anderson Valley beer from our Tap Room. You may even get lucky and find a mushroom or two! Free for guests. Bahl Hornin’—learn to speak a little Boontling and learn how we brew our award-winning Anderson Valley beers appointment-only tours of the brewery. Whether using whole cone, estate-grown hops or vintage barrels from local wineries, many of our beers reflect the terroir of Mendocino County and the mystique of the Valley.

Tours at Fortunate Farms
Visit this working farm and take a walk with a farmer to learn about our operations, philosophy, vision and the team that makes it all happen. Learn how soil affects the quality of the food we eat and the health of the planet we inhabit, and what small farms are doing to increase the health of our soil and reduce climate change. After the tour, stop at our farmstand. Tours are available for up to 5 participants at no charge and last up to 30 minutes. Groups larger than 5 require advance request and a charge of $10/ person for each person in the group.

Horseback Rides at Ricochet Ridge Ranch
Choose among rides of different lengths (1, 3, 4 hour or all-day options, each priced accordingly) and locations including the beach or forests of MacKerricher State Park. We also offer specialized vacation riding packages that include daily rides and lodging (prices vary); trips are catered to each group’s needs.

Liquid Fusion’s Kayak
Lessons and Custom Tours Experience “From Mild to Wild” and explore the waters of the Mendocino Coast with Liquid Fusion Kayaking’s expert kayak instructors. Tours available every day during the festival. $100/person. Reservations required. Call for times and reservations.

Living Mushroom Exhibit at Ford House Museum
Enjoy the living mushroom exhibit by Mario Abreu on display throughout the months of November and December as well as artwork and photography by local artists. The Ford House also serves as a visitor information center. Free admission.

Point Arena Lighthouse & Museum
Daily 10:00AM–3:30PM
Visit Point Arena and climb to the top of the tallest climbable lighthouse on the Pacific Coast! The lighthouse is an excellent place to view migrating California Gray Whales and learn about its history in the adjacent museum. Museum and tower tours available. To stay in one of the charming vacation cottages on site, see the listing under STAY portion of this guide.

Point Cabrillo Lighthouse Daylight Hours
Don’t miss this historic lighthouse, built in 1909 and surrounded by 270 acres of undeveloped coastal bluffs. There is a parking area inside the gate off Point Cabrillo Drive. Meander the half-mile downhill walk to the Light Station buildings. Note: handicapped access parking available at the bottom of the hill.

Pygmy Forest Ecological Staircase Hike
Look carefully and you may find some mushrooms while hiking this unique trail, which is a small slice of five uplifted ocean terraces. On the beach, you are standing on today’s time. Climb to the bluff top and you’ve traveled back in time 100,000 years. Each terrace is approximately 100,000 years older, taking one back in time a half million years as one travels from the beach to the fifth terrace. Look for fun fungi along the way!

Ride the Skunk
A trip to Mendocino County isn’t complete without a ride on the historic Skunk Train! Trains depart daily out of Willits and Fort Bragg and regardless of your departure point, the view from the restored rail cars is pretty much unchanged from the late 1800s. Bring the family and take a trip back in time. Dogs are welcome too for an additional ticket price. Visit the website for pricing and schedule.

Visit the Solar Living Center and Put Passion into Action!
How can the average person have an impact on climate change? Experience and explore alternative energy, biodynamic farming and permaculture. This property features cob and hempcrete houses, a bamboo pyramid, hops teepee, biodynamic garden, power generating bicycles and other wonders. Take one of several self-guided tours, grab a picnic lunch in Hopland and relax by the pond. Visit the solar powered cannabis dispensary or meander around the biodynamic garden and the Solar Living Institute store to take your passion home!

Stanford Inn’s Catch-a-Canoe and Bicycles, too!
Explore Big River Estuary in locally designed/crafted redwood outrigger canoes. Receive a complimentary map of Big River Estuary with photographs depicting Big River’s history. See mushrooms growing along the high banks! Rent a bike and explore the coastal bluffs and logging roads. Mushrooms grow along the old roads and paths. Enjoy seeing them, but unless you are knowledgeable, only take a photograph!

Unforgettable Guided Walk with Unbeaten Path Tours
Take a personalized and private nature tour with guide Margaret Lindgren and explore the beauty of Mendocino County and the world-renowned Point Arena Stornetta Lands of the California Coastal National Monument System. Learn about coastal ecology, history, geology, oceanography, why microclimates matter, and much more.

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