Flawless weather, spectacular scenery, gorgeous architecture and nostalgic charm are just a few ways to describe both historic logging towns of Rio Dell and Scotia. Since the 1880s, Scotia has been the longest surviving lumber town in America. Home to an impressive logging museum, locomotives, the historic Winema Theatre, steam donkeys and the largest open-air freshwater aquarium on the North Coast. A stone’s throw to the north, Rio Dell was once home to the workforce for one of the largest lumber mills in the world, the Pacific Lumber Company. Locals gather along the Eel River for summer fun, and refuel in the quaint downtown at Lety’s Cafe or Wildwood Waffles.