December 3, 2016

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Winter Camping in Calaveras

Camping season doesn’t need to end when winter comes, it just requires a little more planning and a taste for adventure. Many of the upper elevation campgrounds will stay open as long as weather permits and will be half price due to seasonal water shut-offs, while the foothill campgrounds can..

Big Trees Park Wins 2016 Innovations In Tourism Award

Calaveras Big Trees State Park cabin exterior

Earlier this month, our member businesses gathered at the Hotel Leger for the annual Innovations in Tourism awards dinner. This much anticipated evening is when the Calaveras Visitors Bureau recognizes an outstanding business that has gone above and beyond to attract visitors with new or unique ideas, products or services…

Enjoy Holiday Magic in Calaveras

Murphys Holiday Open House Maria Camillo

Imagine stepping into a Norman Rockwell painting for the holidays. That’s the kind of magic we offer up here in Calaveras County when our small-towns are illuminated by fairy lights, lighted parades and Christmas-tree lightings. Here you’ll enjoy caroling, street musicians, free goodies from downtown businesses and wine strolls. To top it all off,..

2016 Calaveras Holiday Shopping Guide

2016 Calaveras Holiday Shopping Guide

Alongside our county’s sensory delights and natural attractions is a unique collection of retail shops featuring a wide variety of gifts – from handmade local crafts to everything you need for your next outdoor adventure.  And Calaveras County’s historic downtowns make for a charming, small-town-America shopping experience. With holiday season approaching,..

November Events & Holiday Celebrations

Tree Lighting, Copperopolis Town Square | Jack Forkner

New adventures at New Melones Lake You might call it the “off” season, but it’s a fantastic time to explore some of the lesser known aspects of New Melones Lake and its environs. This month, take advantage of the following interpretive and recreational programs: All activities are free of charge,..

Calaveras Made Art is the Perfect Holiday Gift

One of artist Dave Christian's most popular posters

This month we’re profiling three local artists dedicated to their craft and whose works make excellent gifts for the wall, the kitchen or the wardrobe.     CALAVERAS ARTIST: STEVEN BROWNELL In a sunny valley near Mountain Ranch, Steven Brownell is standing in the open doorway of his garage, sipping..

Haunted Calaveras: Where Ghosts of the Gold Rush Sleep

Murphys Hotel

With a rich history dating back to the 1800’s, it’s no wonder Calaveras County has a few resident ghosts that have been known to haunt some popular visitor spots. Read on to find out more about the top haunts in Calaveras.

October Kicks Off with Unique Cultural Events

From impactful art exhibitions to axe throwing contests to underground concerts, October kicks off with a full array of Calaveras County’s unique cultural experiences.  Be sure to check our Calendar of Events for all the great happenings throughout the month! Lumberjack Day, West Point October 1, 7:00am-3:00pm West Point, CA..

Inspired by Fall Colors

This week, Fall presented itself with crisp, cool temperatures and a welcome rain shower, just what we needed to kick off one of the most beautiful times of year in the Gold Country and High Sierra. It’s time to pack your camera, paints and pencils and head out for some..

Mark Twain Wild West Fest in Angels Camp 

Sierra Nevada Guns for hire Mark Twain Wild West Fest

After a year hiatus, Angels Camp’s signature entertainment festival is back and promises to be a rollicking good time. With the level of excitement building for what was known as Gold Rush Days, the event’s producers have rechristened it as the Mark Twain Wild West Fest, and they’ve spared no..

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