Your Official Guide to Calaveras County
In the midst of California’s charming Gold Country and spectacular High Sierra is Calaveras County. Here, mountain sports, Gold Rush history and architecture combine with charming downtown shopping and casual culinary excellence. Add to the mix our inspired winemaking and thriving arts and entertainment and the combination makes for a fantastic family adventure destination.
Ranging in altitude from close to sea level in the foothills to more than 8,000-feet at the Sierra crest, Calaveras boasts such diverse ecological and geological landscapes that it’s possible to ski in the morning and play a round of golf in the afternoon. Interesting geology extends well below ground level too, forming three show caves and a natural bridge formation.
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Wine aficionados have discovered the unique qualities of the Sierra Foothills appellation which includes Calaveras, but they may be unaware of the scope and quantity our wineries. You don’t want to miss the wine scene here in Calaveras, and here’s why: What makes Calaveras wines stand out? It’s a combination of soil, climate, talent, expertise and sometimes […]
The Gold Rush, the towns that it begot, the characters made famous and infamous during that time, are all steeped in myth and folklore alongside the facts. Stories handed down over generations get embellished, reinterpreted, and while the truth is likely wrapped up in those stories somewhere, as time passes fact and fiction become part […]
February is a month for lovers – and adventure lovers – with Valentine’s Day around the corner, we thought we’d share a few exciting and unexpected places to pop the big question. Of course, if you prefer to propose any other time of year, that’s a good idea too – don’t rush it! The […]
We love this new GoPro video of border collie, Lily, and friends enjoying cross-country skiing trails behind Tamarack Lodge in dog-friendly Calaveras County. Get your trail passes from Bear Valley Cross Country – good for you and your pooch and hit the trails for some awesome winter wonderland fun. This video was made by talented, […]
If you ventured out into the snow country over the past holiday season, you no doubt saw just how excited we humans were to see the white stuff after four years of scant snowfall. Highway turnouts were packed with vehicles, some chaining up the tires, others just parked for roadside snowmen and selfies, and the […]