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Neighborhood Guide: Ferndale

Neighborhood Guide: Ferndale

This hamlet on California's North Coast, near Redwoods National and State Parks, charms with unspoiled Americana
Posted 5 years agoby Ann Marie Brown

In the Humboldt County hamlet of Ferndale, you'll find everything from art galleries to five-and-dimes and old-fashioned diners. This historic victorian village on California's Lost Coast is tucked between the redwoods and Humboldt Bay, and offers small-town charm, gorgeous natural beauty, and a creative spirit. Below are seven places to stop.

1. Ferndale Meat Co.

Meat-loving TV host Guy Fieri (of Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives) grew up in Ferndale, so this first-rate butcher shop comes as no surprise. Grab a pastrami sandwich from the deli, or take home a tri-tip. 707/786-4501

2. Mind’s Eye Manufactory & Coffee Lounge

At this quirky and cool makers’ workshop, take a class in woodblock printing, listen to a local guitarist, play chess, build your own kayak, or just sip a pour-over. Or do it all.

3. Poppa Joe’s

This cash-only diner has slanted floors, trophy animal heads, and a shoe-shine chair. Order the bacon with your jumbo-size pancakes, and ask what the fish are biting on. 707/786-4180


4. Golden Gait Mercantile

The shelves at this throwback emporium are lined with heirloom goods, old-timey candy, cozy long johns, and tasty jams. Don’t miss the shopkeepers’ museum