Things to do in Willits ca
Willits is an amazing town filled with activities for all age groups. From the reminiscing Skunk Train to the exquisite Mendocino County Museum and the Roots of Motive Power. Check out the list of things to do in Willits ca below to find your next adventure to you journey to Northern California.
History of Willits CA!
Willits (formerly Little Lake and Willitsville) is a city in Mendocino County, California, United States.  Willits is located 20 miles (32 km) north-northwest of Ukiah,  at an elevation of 1391 feet (424 m). 
The population was 4,888 at the 2010 census, down from 5,073 at the 2000 census. Willits is at the center of Mendocino County and at the beginning of the county’s extensive redwood forests as approached by Highway 101 from the south.
An arch donated to the city by Reno, Nevada in 1995  stands in the center of town. The Arch is the repurposed second version of the Reno Arch, from which the City of Willits removed most of the original plastic panels and of which it replaced the star with the flag of the United States and the slogan of Reno with its own slogans “Gateway to the Redwoods” and “Heart of Mendocino County”. 
The Sherwood Valley Rancheria of Pomo Indians of California is headquartered just west of Willits.
Details about Willits CA!
Geography and environment
Located at the center of Mendocino County in the Little Lake Valley, 20 miles (32 km) north of Ukiah on U.S. Route 101 (otherwise known as the Redwood Highway). As of 2010, the city had a total area of 2.803 square miles (7.26 km2), 99.83% of it land.
The mountains to the west along with a significant influence of mild Pacific air cause Willits to have a cool winter and hot day/cool night summer climate. Average January temperatures range from 32 °F (0 °C) to 55 °F (13 °C).
Average July temperatures range from 47 °F (8 °C) to 85 °F (29 °C). There are an average of 34.5 days with highs of 90 °F (32 °C) or higher, and an average of 80.3 days with lows of 32 °F (0 °C) or lower. The record maximum temperature was 112 °F (44 °C) on June 30, 2005, and the record minimum temperature was 2 °F (−17 °C) on December 9, 1972.
Annual precipitation averages 51.7 inches (1,310 mm). The wettest year on record was 1983 with 91.58 inches (2,326 mm) and the driest year on record was 2013 with 16.68 inches (424 mm). The most precipitation in one month was 31.41 inches (798 mm) in December 1964. The most precipitation in 24 hours was 8.80 inches (224 mm) on December 22, 1964. There are an average of 94 days with measurable precipitation.
There are occasional snow falls in Willits each year, with an average of 3.6 inches (91 mm) of snow annually. The most snow in one month was 20.0 inches (510 mm) in December 1964.
More Things To Do in Willits CA
Willits is the eastern terminus of the California Western Railroad (otherwise known as the “Skunk Train”), running through the Coast Redwood forests to coastal Fort Bragg. The old redwood Willits Depot was built in 1915 by the Northwestern Pacific Railroad, a subsidiary of the Southern Pacific. It is registered as a National Historic Place.
U.S. Route 101 is the major highway through the Little Lake Valley, passing just east of the Willits city limits, connecting Eureka to the north and San Francisco to the south. State Route 20 forks off of US 101 at a point just south of Willits, follows South Main Street and then heads west, running parallel to and several miles south of the Skunk Train’s route, to Fort Bragg.
To reduce traffic congestion in the city, especially on all of Main Street, the Willits Bypass project opened to traffic on November 3, 2016, despite the controversy related to its route through protected wetlands.