Fort Bragg Celebrates National Trails Day with the Coastal Trail Celebration, Saturday, June 4th, Noon – 4:00 p.m.

In a previous post, we mentioned the official Grand Opening of the Fort Bragg Coastal Trail, also known as the Coastal Trail Celebration, which is the only official North Coast event to commemorate National Trails Day, on June 4, 2016. Come join us for one of the biggest events on the North Coast, to kick off the Summer tourism season! The City of Fort Bragg is collaborating with the Noyo Center for Marine Science to host the Celebration, highlighting the beautiful new trails in Noyo Headlands Park.
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Join us at the Fort Bragg Coastal Trail Celebration on June 4, 2016!

trail party map [portrait]In a previous post, we mentioned the official Grand Opening of the Fort Bragg Coastal Trail, also known as the Coastal Trail Celebration, which is the only official North Coast event to commemorate National Trails Day, on June 4, 2016. Come join us for one of the biggest events on the North Coast, to kick off the Summer tourism season!

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image003 The City of Fort Bragg is collaborating with the Noyo Center for Marine Science to host the Celebration, highlighting the beautiful new trails in Noyo Headlands Park.  For the first time in over 100 years, coastal lands traversing the coastal border of Fort Bragg are open to the public.  These trails feature remarkable ocean views, benches designed and built by local artists, and a new visitor hall for the Noyo Center, the Crow’s Nest. This event is about celebrating not only the Coastal Trail, but our city and community as well.

Noyo Headlands Trail
Coastal Trail now open!

Starting at noon, there will be many activities including live music from local rock musician Steven Bates and others, a display of the largest Blue Whale Skeleton in North America, a petting zoo, Coast Guard demonstration, logging demonstration, Mendocino Coast Humane Society pet adoption, North Coast Brewing Company beer garden, local food vendors, circus acts, kids’ activities (including a bounce house), and more.

Noyo-LogoYou can find out about the Noyo Center for Marine Science’s educational events in this recent post, and at their web site. In between activities, you’ll be able to take a leisurely walk and enjoy the spectacular ocean view from places like Otsuchi Point and Glass Beach. Bring your family, friends and on-leash pets, or enjoy a meditative stroll on your own, while enjoying the ocean breeze.

Otsuchi Point on the Fort Bragg Coastal Trail
Otsuchi Point on the Fort Bragg Coastal Trail

Dignitaries from the region will be in attendance to help commemorate this event.  Local businesses are helping to sponsor the event, and local vendors and non-profits will be selling food and drink.  Whether you’re a Fort Bragg resident, a past visitor, or someone who has yet to experience all that Fort Bragg and its surrounding community has to offer, join us for this epic event, as we celebrate our new Fort Bragg Coastal Trail!

Coastal Trail Open
Soft Opening, photo by Dan Gjerde

To learn more about the Coastal Trail project, it is helpful to read the Coastal Trail Brochure and Map. You may also want to download the Mendocino Land Trust’s new Mendocino Trail Finder app, to help you find your way while hiking on Mendocino County trails, including the Fort Bragg Coastal Trail. Keep watching here for updates — we’ll post more information about the June 4th Celebration in the next few weeks!

 

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