By Don Young, Marjorie Young
A stupendous new consultant to the easiest outdoors enjoyable within the Pacific Northwest, protecting Oregon, Washington, Victoria and Vancouver in British Columbia and much northern California. This ever-popular quarter deals limitless possibilities for the energetic tourist, and this publication exhibits you the place, while and the way to discover them. Kayaking, mountain climbing, biking, hiking, horseback driving, boating and extra to fill your days with experience. Sightseeing, museums, galleries, theaters and picnicking will look after your "down time." Maps, pictures, index.
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Nature programs are often conducted, and the museum and a visitors center are open daily, 9-7, during the summer. Van Duzen County Page 22 Park, 12 miles east of Alton, has a pleasant nature trail that runs beside the Van Duzen River. Russ Park in Ferndale offers three miles of hiking trails, as well as trails for horseback riding and birdwatching. No wheeled vehicles are allowed. From Main Street, turn left on Ocean and go past the cemetery to a gravel parking lot. Arcata Community Forest & Redwood Park, 707/822-5953, is a 575-acre forest within the Arcata city limits that is accessed from East 11th Street or East 14th Street.
Duck hunters might head for the mouth of the Smith River and/or Lake Earl, halfway between the mouth of the river and Crescent City. The Smith River National Recreation Area around Crescent City (mentioned above) teems with wildlife such as blacktail deer, black bears, gray squirrels, blue herons, yellow-legged frogs, ospreys, raccoons, garter snakes, otters, martins, fishers, grey foxes, and (rarely) rattlesnakes. Guided hikes and interpretive tours are often conducted in various parks and preserves along the California coast.
Used Ferndale's Main Street and the Ferndale Cemetery for scenes in a TV film, Salem's Lot. Eureka has appeared in a number of films, starting with Paramount's earliest (1919) version of The Valley of the Giants. Then it appeared in the 1923 version of Ruggles of Red Gap,followed by a 1950 version of the same film called Fancy Pants, starring Bob Hope and Lucille Ball. Subsequently, Eureka has appeared in the 20th Century-Fox film Valley of the Redwoods, the CBS-TV film A Death in Canaan, Universal's TV movie The Immigrants, Warner Brothers' TV film Salem's Lot, and Paramount's Jennifer 8.
Adventure Guide to Pacific Northwest (Hunter Travel Guides) by Don Young, Marjorie Young