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Ferndale overlook, photo courtesy of Natasha James, used by permission
Overlooking Ferndale, photo by Natasha James, used by permission

Forbes named Ferndale one of AMERICA’S PRETTIEST TOWNS! "From its well-preserved Victorian-era main street, to its five-minute drive from California’s magnificent, undeveloped Lost Coast, Ferndale is a surprising trip back in time, with just enough modern quirkiness to make it unique."

Nestled between the two redwood forests in a thriving dairy community, you may discover Northern California's best-kept secret, The Victorian Village of Ferndale.

Sunset magazine confirms that "you can immerse yourself in Ferndale's Victorian spirit."

Photo by Bob von Normann, FVN Corp.Explore the old-fashioned mercantiles, antique stores, art galleries, and specialty shops, hear the ringing of the blacksmith's hammer, and talk with the friendly people. Watch fresh candy being dipped by hand to whet your appetite for a fine dinner and an evening of theatre.

Resting by the fire in your elegant bed and breakfast inn, think about tomorrow: a walk along nearby coastline, a nature hike in Russ Park (the 110-acre forest bird sanctuary), a boat tour of the Eel River Delta, a visit to the museum, a tour of Fern Cottage, a leisurely day filled with old-fashioned service and friendly faces.

Photo by Bob von Normann, FVN Corp.You will find a town where the old way of life has not been compromised. The splendid buildings have been carefully restored, embellished with lovingly-tended gardens, and people take the time to smile a friendly greeting.

Photo courtesy of Betty BriggsAlthough it's been suggested that the Victorian village is a fairytale setting, Ferndale is a working, all-American town which takes pride in its beautiful community and cultural heritage.

In the late 1800s Ferndale was an agricultural and transportation center, a melting pot for Scandinavian, Swiss-Italian, and Portuguese immigrants. The entire village is California Historical Landmark No. 883.

There's nothing stodgy in this small town, though; Ferndale loves to have fun!

Photo copyrighted by Matt KnowlesThe cradle of the wild and whacky Kinetic Sculpture Race, Ferndale continues to host the finish of this off-beat art event, now a three-day contest. The village is home to many colorful events and festivals: Foggy Bottom Milk Run, Tour of the Unknown Coast bicycle run, Portuguese Holy Ghost Celebration, the Humboldt County Fair, Bargain Lovers' Weekend, and the Christmas Lighted Tractor Parade, to name just a few.

TheCultureTrip.com names Ferndale one of The 10 Most Beautiful Towns in California

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TheCultureTrip.com, which specializes in the best art, food, culture, and travel, has selected Ferndale as one of The 10 Most Beautiful Towns in California. Click here to see them all.

CalEXPLORnia:
Victorian Village: the historical elegance and charm of Ferndale

Sunset Magazine Features Humboldt
SUNSET Magazine
Features Humboldt

“I spent the final evening of my trip 20 miles out of Eureka, in the odd but charming town of Ferndale, near the banks of the Eel River, in lush dairy lands just north of the King Range. I don’t believe I’ve ever seen a place quite like Ferndale, a perfectly intact turn-of-the-20th-century village that seems to have stopped growing 100 years ago.”

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Ferndale Wins Prettiest Painted Place (small town) in the Northwest Region 2012

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Building "The Majestic"

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