The Far North

We’ve compiled the best of the best in The Far North - browse our top choices for the top things to see or do during your stay.

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  • 1. Castle Crags State Park

    Park (National/State/Provincial)

    Named for its 6,000-foot glacier-polished crags, which were formed by volcanic activity centuries ago, this park offers fishing on the upper...Read More

  • 2. Gaumer's Jewelry

    Store/Shop/Mall

    The Gaumer family has been making and selling jewelry in Red Bluff since the 1960s, and has been collecting rocks, gems, and minerals for even...Read More

  • 3. Lake Shasta Caverns National Natural Landmark

    Geological Site

    Stalagmites, stalactites, flowstone deposits, and crystals entice visitors to the Lake Shasta Caverns. To see this impressive spectacle, you...Read More

  • 4. Lava Beds National Monument

    Geological Site

    Thousands of years of volcanic activity created this rugged landscape, which is distinguished by cinder cones, lava flows, spatter cones, pit...Read More

  • 5. Lucero Olive Oil

    Local Interest–Sight

    As a brand Lucero dates back to the mid-2000s, but the family that started the company began farming olives in the Corning area in 1947. Lucero...Read More

  • 6. McArthur–Burney Falls Memorial State Park

    Park (National/State/Provincial)

    Just inside this park's southern boundary, Burney Creek wells up from the ground and divides into two falls that cascade over a 129-foot cliff...Read More

  • 7. Mt. Shasta

    Volcano

    The crown jewel of the 2.5-million-acre Shasta-Trinity National Forest, Mt. Shasta, a 14,179-foot-high dormant volcano, is a mecca for day hikers...Read More

  • 8. Sierra Nevada Brewing Company

    Winery/Brewery/Distillery

    This pioneer of the microbrewery movement still has a hands-on approach to beer making. Take the free Brewery Tour and see how the beer is produced...Read More

  • 9. Turtle Bay Exploration Park

    Park/Playground

    This park has walking trails, an aquarium, an arboretum and botanical gardens, and many interactive exhibits for kids. The main draw is the...Read More

  • 10. Weaverville Joss House State Historic Park

    Historic District/Site

    Weaverville's main attraction is the Joss House, a Taoist temple built in 1874 and called Won Lim Miao ("the temple of the forest beneath the...Read More

  • 11. Bidwell Mansion State Historic Park

    House/Mansion/Villa

    Built between 1865 and 1868 by General John Bidwell, the founder of Chico, this mansion was designed by Henry W. Cleaveland, a San Francisco...Read More

  • 12. Bidwell Park

    Park/Playground

    The sprawling 3,670-acre Bidwell Park is a community green space straddling Big Chico Creek, where scenes from Gone With the Wind and the...Read More

  • 13. Bizz Johnson Trail

    Trail/Path

    This trail follows a defunct line of the Southern Pacific Railroad for 25 miles. Known to locals as the Bizz, the trail is open for hikers,...Read More

  • 14. Bucks Lake Recreation Area

    Park/Playground

    The main recreational attraction in central Plumas County is 17 miles southwest of Quincy at elevation 5,200 feet. During warm months the lake...Read More

  • 15. Chico Museum

    Museum/Gallery

    Immerse yourself in all things Chico at this small but engaging museum near Chico State University. Past exhibits have surveyed the city's Native...Read More

  • 16. Churn Creek Cellars

    Winery/Brewery/Distillery

    To taste wines from grapes grown in Shasta and Tehama counties, head to this winery 11 miles south of Redding in Anderson. Co-owner Denise McLean...Read More

  • 17. Eagle Lake

    Body Of Water/Waterfall

    Anglers travel great distances to fish the waters of this large lake where the trout is prized for its size and fighting ability. Surrounded...Read More

  • 18. Lake Almanor

    Body Of Water/Waterfall

    This lake's 52 miles of forested shoreline are popular with hikers, campers, swimmers, waterskiers, and anglers. At an elevation of 4,500 feet...Read More

  • 19. Lake Shasta

    Body Of Water/Waterfall

    Numerous types of fish inhabit the lake, including rainbow trout, salmon, bass, brown trout, and catfish. The lake region also has California...Read More

  • 20. Modoc National Forest

    Forest

    Encompassing 1.6 million acres in the northeast corner of California, Modoc National Forest protects 300 species of wildlife, including Rocky...Read More

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