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Explore the Heart of the Redwoods



Willits, the third largest town in Mendocino County, is located on Hwy 101, approximately 22 miles north of Ukiah. Willits calls itself “Heart of Mendocino County — Gateway to the Redwoods” and was incorporated in 1888. In 1911, tracks were extended from the California Western Railway’s Skunk Train to reach Willits. The former logging train no longer connects Willits with Fort Bragg (on the coast), but remains a favorite attraction for visitors to both cities. Willits features excellent retail stores, restaurants, dispensaries, lodging, business and service establishments. Most of the businesses line Main Street, but a few can be found on quiet side streets. The town itself is set amid the beautiful rolling hills and forests of central Mendocino County.

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