Top 12 fun dog-friendly things to do in Mendocino


Sometimes your dog wants to expand horizons, catch up with culture and enjoy some activities that are not available in many places. So, if your dog loves to travel, then simply visit Mendocino County, 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 lovely scenic hour and a half north and visit dog-friendly vineyards along the way. Most wineries have grass and shrubs to explore and sniff. Some even offer doggie treats. Navarro and others allow dogs in the trial age.

Maccallum House Inn in Mendocino offers vineyard tours, driver limos and dogs to feel together if you book as a private party … article).

Here are the 12 best dog-friendly things to do in Mendocino

l. Tiptoe through the botanical gardens

Between tulips and other flowers (over 150 varieties) Fido will enjoy a nice walk with you to the beach. Well-groomed dogs

on leash are always welcome and enjoy free admission.

2nd Beach romp (Noyo Harbor or a private beach) … most beaches are dog friendly and dogs must be leash.

Dogs love to splash and make the dog pillow in the sea. And the Mendocino County coastline has an abundance of places for them to swim. Big Dam 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 [19659002] MacKerricher State Park, Highway 1, Fort Bragg

And for a longer stay you can also play with Fido.

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

It's not hard to find a place to camp on the Mendocino Coast with nearly 100 miles of coastline and dozens of state and private campsites. The most popular state parks are MacKerricher (Fort Bragg) and Russian Gulch (Mendocino) and Van Damme (Little River).

3rd Take a hike.

Jughandle State Reserve has a 2-mile autonomous nature trail called ecological staircase. From the lake, this trail enters a number of five old terraces formed by waves, glaciers and tectonic activities. Each terrace was raised from the sea about 100,000 years after the previous one was erected. The lower terrace is prairie followed by a pine forest, then a forest forest and finally a pygmy forest with knee-high trees that are decades old. The track has a fantastic selection of trees, as the different terraces' ecosystems vary greatly.

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

4. Get a free ice cream cone for your mother at Cowlickis

You scream, I'm screaming, we're screaming all for ice cream. And Fido can also enjoy a sweet vanilla kiddie cone on a sunny day.

5th Stroll the shops in Mendocino and buy some dog perfumes.

After all the rolling, licking and spraying in the water and mud and sand, you might get some dog perfumes for Fido. Mendocino has many enjoyable gift shops and places where Furshionistas prefer to shop as Sallie Mac.

And there are many shops for pets and dogs, 338 N. Main St., Fort Bragg, 707-964-3322, Fort Bragg Feed & Pet, 880 Stewart St., Fort Bragg, 707-964-3333 and Evergreen Children Pet Grocery, 477 Evergreen St., Mendocino, 707-937-3300.

6th Stay in a dog-friendly inn like Agate Cove Inn, Little River Inn, MacCallum House Inn, Cottages at Little River Cove, Stanford Inn, Sea Foam Lodge, Dehaven B&B and Blair House TV Show Murder She Wrote was filmed). Pets friendly accommodation can be found at these inns. Standford Inn, MacCallum House, Cottages at Little River Cove and Little River Inn offer canine jars including bowls, towels, and dog bed.

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7. Eat together

Stanford Inn is an original pet friendly, welcoming inn. You can even eat with well-behaved Fido during the day.

Well behaved dogs are welcome in the lobby, but not in the dining room. If you want breakfast or dinner in the lobby, they are happy to accommodate you …

8. Play catch or frisbee at Fort Bragg dog park.

Fort Bragg has McDoggie Park, a dedicated dog park where non-aggressive and friendly dogs play. McDoggies are at Willow and Lincoln Streets. Take Maple Street East from Highway One (Main Street) until it ends at the Lincoln Park Dog Park.

ninth Go kayaking with your dog

You can paddle the Big River in a canoe from Catch a Canoe & Cycles, Also, located on Highway 1 & Comptche-Ukiah Rd, Mendocino, 707-937-0273.

10th Small dogs can take the Skunk train with their owners if they can fit into your purse; chew chew … chew chew …

11. Fido can accompany you with 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.

12th There are many places for you and Fido to have a puppy picnic in the area.

And if you're looking for a hot meal, there are a number of choices of restaurants where Fido can sit next to you outside.

Cafe One, 753 N Main Street, Fort Bragg

Home Style Cafe, 790 S. Main Street, Fort Bragg

Laurel Deli, 401 N Main Street, Fort Bragg

Mendocino Cookie Company, Main St Fort Bragg

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

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

Luke's Kitchen, 45013 Mendocino [19659002] Mendocino Hotel Mendocino Café, 10451 Lansing Street, Mendocino

Mendocino Hotel Street, Mendocino

Mendocino Hotel Street, Mendocino

Moosse Cafe , 390 Kasten, Mendocino