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On location: Del Norte County

July/August 2016 California Bountiful magazine

What makes it distinctive? Let's find out!



Famous for towering redwoods, picturesque farms, and outstanding fishing and bird-watching, Del Norte County offers plenty to see, do—and eat. Catch the Crescent City Saturday Farmers Market for locally produced fruits, vegetables, bread, meat and eggs. In addition to timber, top commodities include beef and dairy, and county farmers grow almost all of the nation's Easter lilies.

Ocean Air Farms, Fort Dick

Just 10 miles south of the Oregon border, Paul Madeira and Julie Jo Ayer Williams grow fruits, vegetables and flowers on their 17-acre farm—with a little help from daughter Naomi Jo. Find the family most Saturdays at the Crescent City Farmers Market, held at the
Del Norte County Fair-grounds through Oct. 29.

  

Del Norte County Fair, Crescent City

The "best little fair in California" has been in operation since 1892 and retains its vintage country feel. Enjoy local crafts, food, livestock competitions and nonstop music, Aug. 4-7. This year's theme: "Fun for All—Big and Small."

  

Trees of Mystery, Klamath

The family-owned attraction offers kid-friendly nature trails through the redwoods and a free museum of Native American artifacts. Its "Trail of Tall Tales" celebrates mythical logger Paul Bunyan and a sky shuttle provides a bird's-eye forest view.

  

Battery Point Lighthouse, Crescent City

Built in 1856, the two-story stone cottage is one of California's oldest lighthouses and continues operation today for local navigation. Open for public tours April through September, only at low tide. Check tide table in advance.

  

Historic Requa Inn, Klamath

Surrounded by redwood forests, the century-old inn once hosted fish cannery workers before becoming a bed-and-breakfast. The inn's family-style restaurant uses produce from nearby farms. Reservations are a must for breakfast and dinner.


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