The North Coast, with its misty redwoods, rugged coastline and sparse population, is an environment far removed from the congestion and clutter of urban life. Humboldt and Del Norte counties are not a daytrip for most Northern California DogTrekkers, but the time commitment required to visit means a bigger wind-down window once there. Humboldt County
, Mendocino County
and Lake County
have their own favorite dog-friendly pages.
Water is a unifying factor in all three counties. Whether your inclinations run toward renting a vacation home at popular Clear Lake or cozying up for a weekend at a bed-and-breakfast inn overlooking the Pacific, you’ll find plenty of dog-friendly lodging to suit your needs.
The scenic overload for which the North Coast is known extends into Del Norte County, which shares Redwood National Park with its neighbor. Here pristine rivers and meals plucked straight from the sea keep visitors both mesmerized and satisfied. Relaxation is the name of the game, and Rover is welcome almost anywhere.
Lake County isn’t on the ocean, but it’s home to California’s largest freshwater lake as well as many wineries that welcome visitors with four-legged companions. There are some significant county ordinance restrictions in place regarding dog access, which you will find here
There’s lots to explore on the North Coast: Consider it your oyster to open and devour at will.