Nature Tours

Nature Tours

Mushroom & Nature Walks, Canoe Tours

At MCLW, we think re-connecting with nature is essential to overall wellness. Our guides let you experience the raw beauty that still exists in Mendocino County.

  • Emily Scott

  • Naturalist and Mycologist

Emily has been foraging for wild edible mushrooms since 2002 where she began training with some faculty of the Cornell University Mycology Department. She studied wild mushroom identification at College of the Redwoods and seminars led by David Arora and Paul Stamets, and the late Ryan Snowe. Emily is also studied in herbal medicine, biology and forest ecology with an emphasis on plant and mushroom relationships.

Emily offers nature & mushroom walks (mushrooms are seasonal! Please check with our concierge desk for availability: (707) 937-5615).

  • Rick Hemmings

  • Manager, Catch-a-Canoe & Big River Tour Guide

Rick Hemmings, Manager of Catch-a-Canoe & Bicycles Too! at the Stanford Inn leads canoe tours on the beautiful Big River.

Mushroom (seasonal) walks and Nature Walks (1-2 hrs): Join an MCLW mushroom specialist for a relaxing hike into the Mendocino forests in search of wild mushrooms and other edible plants. Mendocino County features over 3000 species of mushrooms, many of which are right here in our coastal forests. Learn about the intricate and interdependent relationships between wild mushrooms and other plants as well as which mushrooms are edible and poisonous. Mushroom walks are seasonal, and the presence of mushrooms is highly dependent on weather.  $90/couple | $50/person for groups of 3 or more people.

Big River Canoe Tours (1-2 hrs): Click below to find out more about the variety of tours offered at Catch-a-Canoe & Bicycles Too! at the Stanford Inn.

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