Skunk Train Newsletter                                           
    September 2008
skunkExcept for the passengers' high-tech cameras and modern garb, a time traveler from the last century would feel quite at home riding on the Skunk Train today. The view from the restored rail cars is pretty much unchanged: The first few miles are along the Pudding Creek estuary where common sightings include blue heron, egrets, osprey, ducks, and the occasional lounging turtle. After passing through a dark 1,122-foot tunnel, the Skunk Train makes its way along Noyo River and zigzags through the Redwood thick Noyo River Canyon. 
Don't get Skunked by the cost of Travel -
Plan your visit to the Skunk Train!
gas pumpFor a limited time the Skunk Train is offering visitors to the Mendocino Coast some amazing early fall travel deals. Fuel prices at the pump have come down a bit, but to encourage people to travel this fall we are offering this special promotional package in collaboration with local Fort Bragg Patriot Gas Station (on Hwy 1), the Emerald Dolphin Inn and the Weller House Inn. Visitors can ride the Skunk Train, and get a $50 gas coupon with a minimum two-day stay.  The Skunk Train also offers family package pricing with additional train fare discounts. Please call 1-800-866-1690 for more information and pricing.
Sample Package Pricing for 2 Adults:
Weller House Inn - 2 Night Stay        Emerald Dolphin Inn - 2 Night Stay
2 Tickets on the Skunk Train               2 Tickets on the Skunk Train
$50 Gas Voucher                               $50 Gas Voucher
Starting at $354 plus tax                     Starting at $309 plus tax (Summer)
                                                        Staring at $238 plus tax (Winter)
Grand Ole Time on the Train
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 Saturday, September 20th 
Enjoy a Bluegrass Festival on the train with a barbecue, music and entertainment at Camp Mendocino. Departs Fort Bragg at 10:00am and Willits Depot at 9:45 am. 
Adult $70 Child (ages 3-11) $35
Great Pumpkin Express
 October 12, 19, 26
pumpkinThis fun filled trip features a train trip, souvenir pumpkin, entertainers, treats, and more! This family oriented trip is fun for both kids and adults! We encourage all of our guests to wear their costumes. We hope your family joins us and makes this trip an annual tradition.
Adult $47 Child (ages 3-11) $22
Tour De Skunk
Sunday, September 28th
The Tour de Skunk is a train and mountain bike adventure through the Redwoods of Jackson State Forest on the peaceful and scenic Mendocino Coast. You will leave Fort Bragg aboard the Skunk Train on a 21 mile steam train excursion along the Noyo River. At Camp Mendocino you will be matched up with your bikes and begin a five mile climb to the first refreshment break at Indian Springs. Here you can take a small break before starting the long 10 mile descent to the river.
After riding across a redwood log bridge to the "Egg Taking Station" you will enjoy a picnic lunch on a fork of the Noyo River. Continuing from here is an 11 mile ride beside the river with a gentle two mile climb of 300 feet. Arriving at Fort Bragg, you can reward yourself after a long day in the forest by sampling one of the many fine dining and beverage establishments on the Mendocino Coast.The $85 entry fee includes: Bike tour, Train ticket, bike transport, and lunch!
Only 300 seats available, so register early!

Christmas Trains
December 6, 7, 13, 14, 15-23rd
The Skunk Train's famous Christmas Train is a special treat for children of all ages. Your Christmas journey includes Santa, elves, storytellers, musicians, hot cocoa and cookies. You are welcome to wear your pajamas!! Due to frequent sell-outs, we encourage you purchase your desired date in advance.
Christmas Trains depart Willits depot 3:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
Adults $31 Child (ages 3-11) $24
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