Ricochet Ridge Ranch
Located just six miles north of the The Wharf, Ricochet Ridge Ranch offers daily trail rides on the beach and in the redwoods.
Daily rides are at 10 AM; NOON; 2 PM; and 4 PM. Rides last from 1½, 3, and 4 hours, even all day.
The ranch has exceptional horses, including English & Western, to suit all riding abilities. Private and longer rides are available to suit individual needs. Ricochet Ridge Ranch accepts online reservations.
» Ricochet Ranch Website
Fort Bragg’s famous “Skunk Train” is now offering both steam train and diesel engine trips along the spectacular Redwood-lined Noyo River. In its Spring schedule, the Skunk Train departs from Fort Bragg each day at 10 am, for a 3.5 hour trip. The Skunk also has a special Saturday 1.5 hour evening ride, featuring wine and ales.
» Visit the Skunk Train website for ticket pricing and to confirm the daily schedule
Point Cabrillo Lighthouse
Just six miles south of the The Wharf is the little-known crown jewel of California’s State Parks: the Point Cabrillo Lighthouse. The lighthouse sits on the Western point of this 300 acre preserve, and is open to the public from 9 am until 6 pm daily. Tours of this functioning lighthouse occur on Saturdays and Sundays, from 11 am until 4 pm. The lighthouse interior includes a number of informational displays and a nice gift shop. Parking is located about one half mile east of the lighthouse, so be prepared for a brisk walk. Parking for drivers with ADA placards is available near the lighthouse.
» Lighthouse Website
Temple of Kwan Tai
Just eight miles south of the The Wharf is the Temple of Kwan Tai, believed to be the oldest, original Taoist temple in Northern California. It was built by the first Chinese setters in the early 1850’s. The temple is open to the public, by appointment.
To arrange a visit, contact Loraine Hee-Chorley.
» Temple of Kwan Website
Memorial Day Weekend Quilt Show
Each year, this show just gets better and better. Opportunity quilts, original and traditional quilts, quilts for sale, craft vendors, demonstrations, downtown quilt walk and much more! This year quilters will display more than 130 quilts. The show is held in Town Hall, The Union Company Store (both on Main Street), and in the Recreation Center, all in downtown Fort Bragg. $10 inclusive for 3 days, $5 for Sat. and/or Sun. Sponsored by Soroptimist International of Fort Bragg & the Ocean Wave Quilters.
Paul Bunyan Days – Labor Day Weekend
Saturday has the Kiddie Parade, Sunday has the Logging Show and Monday has the Paul Bunyan Parade. Other events: Blue Ox Beer Festival, Square Dancing, Kangaroo Kort, Fire Dept Water Fights, Old Fashioned Dress Revue, Ulgy Dog Contest, Pie Sales, Craft Fair, Horse Shoes, and BBQ.
At Winesong!, the Wine & Gourmet Food Tasting occurs from 11am to 2pm and is held outdoors along the garden paths. Each year over 90 of California’s highly acclaimed wineries showcase their best vintages. The wine is complimented by samples of the excellent cuisine of more than 50 Mendocino County restaurants and food purveyors. Standard tickets: $175 per person (includes commemorative Glass & Tray and Entrance to the Wine Tasting & Auctions). Premium tickets: $250 per person (adds Reserved Auction Seating & Bidder’s Paddle, plus VIP Luncheon Service & Special Gift).
» Winesong Website