Many visitors to Scotia are in the area to see California’s redwood forests and enjoy the beautiful scenery. When they get to Scotia, they take a step back in time, as they fall in love with the 19th century charm, the authentic architecture, and the surrounding beauty.

Grab a sandwich at the deli or other groceries at Hoby’s Market in Scotia and then enjoy a picnic in Fireman’s Park. Located at the end of William Street in Scotia, this park is in a small grove of old growth redwoods near the banks of the Eel River.

Walk through the fisheries exhibit and see a large indoor/outdoor aquarium and rearing facility, home to native salmon and steelhead. This facility is maintained by Humboldt Redwood Company (HRC) and is available for free, self-guided tours Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Guided or group tours can be scheduled by calling HRC at (707) 764-4299.

The locomotive and logging equipment display near the Scotia Museum (temporarily closed) is being relocated, a change that was announced in March 2018 by the Scotia Community Services District, the owner of the outside display items.

Excellent recreational opportunities nearby include fishing, hiking, camping, and boating, all within a short drive from Scotia. And don’t miss the Avenue of the Giants, a 33-mile drive beginning just a few miles south of Scotia and traveling through some of the largest redwood trees on earth!