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 Williams 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.

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!