Trinidad from A to Z

A is for áas uyâahitihirak, the native Karuk tribe’s word for this region.
B is for Bocce Ball. Equipment is available to rent at the Trinidad Museum — perfect for a sunny day!
C is for Clamming. Grab a tide book at Salty’s Supply, a shovel and your waders. Our beaches are a great place to look for razor clams.
D is for Dregs Night. Connect with old friends and meet new ones at Trinidad’s version of “Cheers,” from 5-7 p.m. every Thursday at Moonstone Crossing Winery’s tasting room.
E is for Eating In. Humboldt County is a foodie’s paradise. Pick up locally baked bread, local goat cheese and other delicacies at Murphy’s Market and prepare your own gourmet meal.
F is for Fog. Oh boy, do we have a lot of it, and we love it. Sometimes the fog is a solid wall between the town and the ocean, and sometimes you’ll turn a corner on the road and suddenly be back in the sunshine!
G is for Gift, a mom-and-calf whale sculpture donated by local artist Connie Butler. How much more of her work can you spot around town?
H is for Horseback Riding! Redwood Trails Horse Rides (707-498-4837) offers guided trail rides through Redwood National Park.
I is for Inspiration. Trinidad is a favorite muse for many artists and writers. Don’t be surprised to see easels set up on a windy beach.
J is for Jedediah Smith, the famous explorer and cartographer for whom the Redwood State Park was named.
K is for Katy’s Smokehouse (740 Edwards St.), where you can pick up delicious premium grade smoked salmon. Katy’s has been smoking for 60 years!
L is for Lions Club pancakes, served up with eggs and sausage on the last Sunday of the month at the Trinidad School gym, to benefit school programs.
M is for “Murdered by Capitalism,” the enigmatic words on a tombstone in Trinidad Cemetery.
N is for the Native Plant exhibit. Open 24 hours behind the Trinidad Museum. Come learn more about local flora!
O is for Otters. Don’t be surprised if you catch sight of these critters frolicking on the rocks close to the fishing boats.
P is for Pier. The famous Trinidad Pier boasts the Seascape Restaurant with unbeatable ocean views. It once included a train track for transporting timber.
Q is for Quality, because our sunny days (175-plus a year) are so glorious in quality that we don’t quibble over quantity.
R is for Redwoods — of course! The tallest trees in the world are at your doorstep. Go ahead and hug one. We’ll understand.
S is for Sumeg Village, a reconstructed Yurok village in Patrick’s Point State Park. The village features a dance house, family houses, a dug out canoe and more. There is also a Native American plant garden.
T is for Taffy. What would a trip to the seaside be without saltwater taffy? You can pick some up at WindanSea.
U is for Ursus Americanus, the local black bear that usually stays away from people but can topple trash cans when it’s feeling urban.
V is for Vegan. Both the The Beachcomber and Moonstone Grill have vegan treats on their menus! Check other dining spots, too — more could be added any time.
W is for Whale Watching. From September to January you can catch glimpses of gray whales migrating. Bring a picnic and keep a lookout from Trinidad Head or Patrick’s Point’s Rim Trail.
X is for Xylem, the water-transporting tissues that help our redwoods grow huge and lush.
Y is for Yurok, one of the tribes indigenous to Trinidad. The Yurok language, once close to extinction, is being revitalized and now has several hundred speakers.
Z is for Zoological Diversity. From the tiniest oysters to the giant Roosevelt Elk, we truly have it all!