Top 12 Fun Dog Friendly Things to Do in Mendocino


Perhaps your dog would really like to expand horizons, make amends for culture and luxuriate in some activities not available in lots of places. So, in case your dog likes to travel, you then simply must visit Mendocino county, just a few hours north of San Francisco. Horizon Air has added flights from Las Vegas to Santa Rosa, California. You and your dog can take a pleasant scenic hour and a half drive north and visit dog friendly wineries along the way in which. A lot of the wineries are have grass and bushes to explore and sniff. Some even offer doggie treats. Navarro and others allow dogs within the tasting room.

The Maccallum House Inn in Mendocino offers winery tours, chauffeured limos and dogs are allowed to tag along, in the event you book as a personal party… Ask for Jim Davis and tell him that you just came upon concerning the tour from the creator (of this text).

Listed here are the highest 12 dog friendly things to do in Mendocino

l. Tiptoe through the Botanical gardens

Between the tulips and other flowers, (over 150 varieties), Fido will enjoy a pleasant stroll with you to the beach. Well-mannered dogs

on leashes are all the time welcome and luxuriate in free admission.

2. Beach romp (Noyo Harbor or a personal beach)… most beaches are dog friendly and dogs need to be on leash.

Dogs like to splash and do the doggie paddle within the ocean. And Mendocino County’s coastline has an abundance of places for them to swim.

Big River Beach, N. Big River Road, Mendocino

Portuguese Beach, Mendocino Headlands, Mendocino

Van Damme State Beach, Highway 1, Mendocino

Caspar Beach, 14441 Point Cabrillo Dr., Caspar

MacKerricher State Park, Highway 1, Fort Bragg

And for an prolonged stay, you can even camp out with Fido.

California State Parks Camping Reservations: 1-800-444-PARK (7275)

With nearly 100 miles of coastline and dozens of state and personal campgrounds, finding a spot to camp on the Mendocino Coast isn’t difficult. The preferred state parks are MacKerricher (Fort Bragg) and Russian Gulch (Mendocino) and Van Damme (Little River).

3. Take a hike.

Jughandle State Reserve contains a 2½-mile self-guided nature trail called the Ecological Staircase. Starting by the ocean, this trail goes inland up a series of 5 ancient terraces formed by waves, glacier, and tectonic activity. Each terrace was uplifted from the ocean about 100,000 years after the previous was raised. The bottom terrace is prairie, followed by a pine forest, then a redwood forest, and eventually a pygmy forest with knee-high trees which might be many years old. The trail features an incredible number of trees, for the reason that ecologies of the several terraces vary widely.

Three miles south of Fort Bragg. Turn west off Highway One into the well-marked parking area. 707-937-5804

4. Get a free ice cream cone on your mutt at Cowlick’s ice cream

You scream, I scream, all of us scream for ice cream. And Fido can also enjoy a sweet vanilla kiddie cone on a sunny day.

5. Stroll the shops in Mendocino and buy some doggie perfume.

In spite of everything the rolling, licking and splashing within the water and dust and sand, it’s possible you’ll wish to get some doggie perfume for Fido. Mendocino has many enjoyable gift shops and places where Furshionistas prefer to buy comparable to Sallie Mac.

And there are many pet supply shops comparable to Paws for Cats & Dogs, 338 N. Principal St., Fort Bragg, 707-964-3322, Fort Bragg Feed & Pet, 880 Stewart St., Fort Bragg, 707-964-3333, and Evergreen Barn Pet Grocery, 477 Evergreen St., Mendocino, 707-937-3300.

6. Stay at a dog friendly inn comparable to the Agate Cove Inn, Little River Inn, MacCallum House Inn, Cottages at Little River Cove, Stanford Inn, Sea Foam Lodge, Dehaven B&B and the Blair House (where the TV series Murder She Wrote was filmed). The pet friendliest lodging might be found at these inns. Standford Inn, MacCallum House, Cottages at Little River Cove and Little River Inn supply a doggie gift basket including bowls, treats, and doggie bed.

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7. Dine together

The Stanford Inn is an original pet friendly zenlike inn. You possibly can even dine with well-behaved Fido in the course of the day.

Well behaved dogs are welcome within the lobby but not the dining room. In the event you would really like breakfast or dinner to be served within the lobby, they’re blissful to accommodate you…

8. Play catch or frisbee on the Fort Bragg dog park.

Fort Bragg has McDoggie park, a dedicated dog park, where non-aggressive and friendly doggies play. McDoggies is at Willow and Lincoln Streets. Take Maple Street east from Highway One (Principal Street) until it ends on the dog park on Lincoln St.

9. Go kayaking along with your dog

You possibly can paddle up Big River in a canoe from Catch a Canoe & Bicycles, Too, situated at Highway 1 & Comptche-Ukiah Rd, Mendocino, 707-937-0273.

10. Tiny dogs can take the Skunk train with their owners, in the event that they can fit inside your purse; chew chew… chew chew…

11. Fido may accompany you while sport fishing and whale watching with All Aboard Adventures, North Harbor Dr., Fort Bragg, 707-964-1881 or Anchor Charter Boats, PO Box 103, Fort Bragg, 707-964-4550.

12. There are numerous places for you and Fido to have a puppy picnic in the realm.

And in the event you seek a hot meal, there are a number of selections of restaurants where Fido can sit beside you outside.

Café One, 753 N Principal Street, Fort Bragg

Home Style Café, 790 S. Principal Street, Fort Bragg

Laurel Deli, 401 N Principal Street, Fort Bragg

Mendocino Cookie Company, Principal St., Fort Bragg

Nemo’s Fish Market, 2410 N Harbor Dr., Fort Bragg

Piaci Pub & Pizzeria, 120 W. Redwood Avenue, Fort Bragg

Lu’s Kitchen, 45013 Ukiah Street Mendocino

Mendo Burgers, 10483 Lansing Street, Mendocino

Mendocino Café, 10451 Lansing Street, Mendocino

Mendocino Hotel, 45080 Principal Street, Mendocino

Moody’s Organic Coffee Bar, 10450 Lansing Street, Mendocino

Moosse Cafe, 390 Kasten, Mendocino


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