It’s become a fun tradition on the beautiful roads of Northern California to ceremoniously close in order to allow bikers and hikers to enjoy the road with no car danger and pollution. That’s exactly what will take place every weekend until April on the Newton B. Drury Scenic Parkway, a beautiful stretch of road through the Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park.
The North Coast park announced it will once again host “Hike and Bike Day” every first Saturday of the month beginning November 7 and lasting until April 6. This event essentially closes the road to motorists for one day a month during the winter to allow visitors to skate, stroll, saunter or skip your way through 10-miles of old-growth redwoods. The closure is expect to occur around 5 pm on Friday and last until 9 am each Sunday
The Newton B. Drury Scenic Parkway is the scenic alternative to Hwy 101. This ten-mile (16-km) drive through old-growth redwood forest in Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park. Along the way, look for access to numerous trailheads such as Big Tree and Ah Pah. Be sure to keep an eye out for the wild Roosevelt Elk herds that roam the park.