Follow the Magic to California’s Redwood Coast
Redwoods grow from Big Sur to the Oregon border, but only on California’s Redwood Coast, not far from our Victorian village of Ferndale, do these magnificent trees achieve their primeval glory. Here are untouched groves that stagger all of your senses. Make the pilgrimage to the Northern California Redwoods and discover why these are much more than the world’s tallest trees. To many, a California redwood forest is truly nature’s cathedral where one can feel the peace and reverence as you pass between the lofty pillars, while high above the sunlight filters through the canopy like a great stained glass window. In the misty silence you just might hear an inner voice.
An easy day trip to the California Redwood Forest added to your relaxing stay at the Victorian Inn makes for a wonderful vacation of scenic beauty.
California’s Redwood Coast is number 1 on @lonelyplanet’s #BestintheUS list for 2018
Humboldt Redwoods State Park Avenue of the Giants Redwoods
Just 20 miles south of the Victorian Inn, this world-famous scenic drive is a 31-mile portion of old Highway 101, which parallels the main highway with its 51,222 acres of redwood groves. It is by far the most outstanding display of these giant trees in the 500-mile redwood belt and is accessible to all with convenient services provided along the way. The Avenue of the Giants is surrounded by Humboldt Redwoods State Park, which has the largest remaining stand of old growth redwoods in the world. Take time to picnic, hike, swim, fish, raft or bike in the cool hush of the redwood forest just a few minutes from the Victorian Inn.
Majestic are these redwoods, reaching to the sky and taking our breath away. Driving from the Victorian Inn through the California Redwoods Lost Coast, you’ll be transported to a rare and wondrous world of beauty and peace. Visit the Redwoods National and State Parks to experience these trees in all their glory.
Standing beside the tallest living thing on the planet…amazing! Now imagine being surrounded in all directions with these giants of nature…indescribable! You just have to experience it for yourself. And if you live in the region or are a short drive away, why not take a break and get rejuvenated with a walk among these friends.
Imagine if trees could talk. Many of these trees are thousands of years old. When we are troubled by the thoughts of current circumstances, a walk in the trees can bring new perspective to our concerns. These redwoods have been standing prior to current wars, civil wars, stock market crashes, floods and earthquakes. They were here before the explorers first sought and landed on this continent. Before there were kings ruling in Europe, these trees ruled in silence. The concept of something living that long boggles the mind and changes the thoughts of the impossible into possibilities.
Book Your Vacation to the Redwoods and discover why Road & Track authors say… “this may be the most scenic drive on the planet”