Main Street – Ferndale’s Main Street is one of the best preserved Victorian commercial districts in the U.S. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Main Street District is comprised of many picturesque bayed and false fronted buildings. The town is very pedestrian friendly, and there are walking tours that will take you by the most notable buildings, homes and churches.
Ferndale Museum – The museum concentrates on farm and logging exhibits, along with displays of period Victorian rooms. (707) 786-4466
Ferndale Cemetery – One of Ferndale’s most scenic vantage points is the very beautiful cemetery that is tucked into the hills behind the town.
Ferndale Repertory Theatre – This local theatre company season includes six productions plus special events. (707) 786-5483
Russ Park – Follow Ocean Avenue away from The Ivanhoe and it turns into Grizzly Bluff, where you’ll find Russ Park. The forested park has several trails and provides outstanding views of the countryside.
Fern Cottage – Built in 1866 and on the National Register of Historic Places, Fern Cottage is a 34 room Gothic farmhouse that was originally the home of Joseph and Zipporah Russ and their 13 children. (707) 786-4835
Sunsets and other delights for photographers – Ferndale has some of the most consistently pretty sunsets. Photographers will find ample opportunities for scenic shots whether they are in town, at the beach, or in the forest. A long season of wildflowers brings color to the scene almost year round.