March in Mendocino Jam-Packed with Activity

Mendocino CountyIn a country where the things to do never seem to run out, March 2015 in Mendocino County is no different. With extensive family fun and physical activity for those of all ages, Mendocino County is no slouch in the recreation department.

Saturday, March 21st-For the competitive or athletic type, there’s the 30th Annual Whale Run & Walk at Fort Bragg. The starter pistol goes off at 8am for adults to partake in a 10K Run, 5K Run, 5K Competitive Walk and 5K Fun Walk and at 7:30am 1/2 mile Kiddie Race. Not only is this a fun way for a family to spend time and get back in shape, but all proceeds go to a good cause. Proceeds fund high school scholarships and awards female household heads further education.

Weekends until March 22nd- Guided MacKerricher Gray Whale walks not only allow you to take in all the beauty of Pacific Ocean whales off the California coast, but educate you on their ways as well. Starting 11am Saturdays and Sundays at the main entrance to MacKerricher State Park. From Laguna Point, among the most popular vantage points for whale watching in the entire country, your provided binoculars will allow you to enjoy the most spectacular show nature provides.

March 28th-29th- Mendocino County isn’t all just education and hard work; let your hair down, kick back and take in some culture. The Symphony Spring Concert at the Cotton Auditorium features such classics as Tchaikovsky and Swan Lake. A great way to get some culture and enjoy some great music, the Symphony Spring Concert is perfect for the whole family.

March 28th- More of a bluegrass than a classical music fan? Stop by the Hill House right in town to check out the Sweetwater String Band at 7pm. A high energy, cello-driven bluegrass band with soulful lyrics, the band formed in nearby Mammoth Lakes and remind fans of the sounds of Yonder Mountain String Band, Greensky Bluegrass and Phish.

Cleone Gardens Inn
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Take a Trip On The Skunk Train When You’re In Cleone, CA

 

The Skunk Train is a great attraction to check out when you’re visiting Cleone, California. The train runs from Fort Bragg to Willits, CA, much farther inland. There’s also a midway point in Northspur, California. The Skunk Train is a true trip back in time. Everything about the train is relevant to the century old tradition of travel. People can bring their cell phones, cameras and modern clothing, but aside from that, everything resembles a trip back to the olden days of traveling by rail.

 

Here’s a description from the Skunk Train website. “The view from the restored rail cars is pretty much unchanged: towering trees, deer drinking from the Noyo River, an isolated fisherman’s cabin peeking from the forest. With occasional whistles as it chugs through tunnels, over bridges and past open meadows, the train follows the coastal “Redwood Route” as it has since 1885.”

 

“Moving at a leisurely pace, the trains pull covered cars as well as open observation cars—perfect for capturing photographs of this truly exhilarating journey.”

 

Right now is the perfect time to get on the train and take a trip through Northern California’s forest. You can ride the Christmas train, a 90- minute train ride including a visit from Santa and the Elves, music, cocoa and cookies. It departs from both ends in Fort Bragg and Willits.

Image Courtesy Of: Skunktrain.com

There are other trips throughout the rest of the year and you can check it out on their site here. Fort Bragg is just south of the Cleone Gardens Inn. After a relaxing night in our bed and breakfast, you can take a day trip checking out all the beautiful landscapes of Northern California then come back to Cleone for great fishing or relaxation.