Mendocino Headlands SP
Narrated by Russ Christoff

If you get the urge to visit a New England village, you don’t have to leave California.

Mendocino Headlands State Park acts as a back drop for the quaint little town of Mendocino, recognized for its art galleries, excellent restaurants and bed and breakfast inns.

Since the headlands surround the village, the park is within walking distance from inns and restaurants.

A day use only park and known for its hiking, whale watching and romantic sunsets, it doesn’t take long before visitors are drawn to the high grassy cliffs, which overlook the rugged Mendocino coastline.

Here, from bluffs overhead, the sea swirls in and out of natural arches below.

With historic Ford House now serves as a visitor center for those who are interested in the history of the town and its natural resources.

Exhibits and displays reveal what life was like along the Mendocino coastline, where great ships once sailed.