Mendonoma: Elk-Greenwood State Beach Walk

Friday, July 17, 2015

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The little community of Elk – also known as Greenwood – is located on the Northern California coast in Mendocino County, about 150 miles north of San Francisco and 15 miles south of the village of Mendocino. The heart of the community is perched atop steep cliffs above the ragged shoreline. But many of the residents live in nearby redwood forests, are surrounded by orchards or vineyards, lodge along the river, reside above the fog on ridges, or occupy the ocean bluffs. (http://www.elkweb.org/about.php)

A walk through the beautiful quiet coastal town of Elk: Squeezed into the wee town are a country grocery store and deli; a full-service garage with towing; fine dining and casual cafés; local, fresh and organic produce; one-of-a-kind shops and galleries; sleepy churches; a handful of bed and breakfast inns and vacation properties; a community center, post office, and school; a state park and beach; and a historic museum. (http://www.elkweb.org/about.php

*There is free Wi-fi at the Greenwood Visitor Center Museum

Wood carved sculptures at the Artists’ Collective:

A walk to Greenwood State Beach-it offers beach access and a spectacular view of the Pacific Ocean.

Strewn driftwood:

Beach area:

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Bluff top views of Elk Cove:

Those who are visiting will take pleasure in nurturing their senses, renewing their spirits, and rekindling their relationships – all the while basking in the warm hospitality they offer. (http://www.elkweb.org/about.php)

Stop in Elk and enjoy the quiet coastal town’s charm and its beautiful beach area-it’s a lovely place to visit!

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