Humboldt perfect for a “staycation”, says Mayor Pro Tem


EUREKA, Calif. (KIEM)-Mayor Pro Tem Kim Bergel stressed the beauty of Humboldt’s vast outdoor areas to recreate, in the City of Eureka’s weekly address.  

“The Waterfront Trail is a 6 mile stretch along the Humboldt Bay and has interpretive signs and artistic benches where you can stop and take in the view,” she said. “The McKay Community Forest or Sequoia Park can give you a dose of solidarity that only the Redwoods can provide.   

“Or head up north to our local beaches, or down south for more redwoods and some river time – you can’t go wrong, and that’s what makes us so lucky to live in Humboldt County.”” 

For those who’ve had to cancel summer plans, Bergel says, a vacation or “stay-cation” is possible if you just look in your own backyard – Humboldt County has many places to get-away for some rest and relaxation, according to Bergel.   

Local restaurants are coming up with innovative ways to offer tasty food and drink under current health orders.  

Bergel says, temporary outdoor dining spaces created amid the pandemic will become permanent outdoor options that will outlast COVID-19.  

But for now, Bergel urges community members to continue to follow county health orders and stay vigilant.  

“If you choose to dine out or grab food to go, please be sure to wear a mask and bring along some kindness – we’re all working together to adapt and continue to live and work as normally as we can under the circumstances,” she said.  “And, when you are able to support a local business – share it out, spreading the support encourages others to do the same. 

“As always, those rules – the ones we’ve been talking about from the beginning – washing your hands, social distancing, sheltering in place, wearing a mask –still matter and maybe more now than ever.” 

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