Califonia Bountiful

On location: Trinity County

May/June 2017 California Bountiful magazine

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Located in picturesque northwestern California, Trinity County offers visitors rugged mountains, forested terrain and the state's third-largest reservoir, Trinity Lake. Outdoor enthusiasts flock to the region for camping, backpacking and fishing. Trinity County also offers Gold Rush-era architecture along Weaverville's charming Main Street, which is on the National Register of Historic Places.

Morgan Rourke, Hayfork

This fifth-generation Trinity County rancher's life includes raising cattle, harvesting timber and growing hay. It also includes teaching agriculture at the local high school. Rourke follows in the footsteps of his father and his father's father, both of whom served the community as agriculture teachers. It's his passion, he said: "I can teach science and shop classes, and inspire kids."

The Café at Indian Creek, Douglas City

Nestled alongside the scenic Trinity River, the café features American-style cuisine and regional wine and beer. Chef Scott Boone describes his offerings as "scratch cooking, a seasonal menu and delicious food." This time of year, the menu features entrees and desserts made with fresh blackberries grown on the property.

Old Lewiston Peddlers' Faire, Lewiston

Head to historic Lewiston June 3 for an old-fashioned street fair. Vendors from across the nation will sell wares such as antique furniture, bottles, tools and toys, while artists will display stained glass, jewelry, carvings and more. Other highlights: food, wine tasting and live entertainment.

Trinity Alps Resort, Trinity Center

Vacationers reside in rustic cabins spread across 90 acres of forestland and mountains, and enjoy activities ranging from horseshoes and gold panning to sing-alongs. Although there's a long wait list for lodging during peak season, the resort also hosts weddings, retreats and seminars.

Jake Jackson Memorial Museum, Weaverville

Step back in time at the Jake Jackson Memorial Museum and History Center. Managed by the Trinity County Historical Society, the center features artifacts and exhibits including a historic sawmill still used on the museum grounds, blacksmith shop and ditch tender's cabin.

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