January 22, 2017

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Best Places to Sled in Calaveras

Bear Valley XC sledding

With winter upon us and more snow in the forecast, many of you will be heading to the mountains looking for a fun day in the outdoors and a good place to sled. It’s not unusual to see highway turn-outs packed with cars while families play on the nearby hillsides. It..

9 Awe Inspiring Facts – Pioneer Cabin Tree

Facebook user Selbee Crouch says: " I love this tree so much. My husband and I have so many memories with it, like when he proposed to me ❤ We will forever miss this gorgeous tree."

Via @lorillama: “Mourning the loss of this epic 1,000 year old redwood tree that went down yesterday in the storm . So lucky to have gotten to pass beneath her so many times through the years. The last pic I have of her … rip” ⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀..

Top Ten Ways to Get Fit this January in Calaveras

Moaning Cavern walk tour

Welcome to a new year! It’s that time, full of hope, when we make all sorts of promises to ourselves to commit to get fit – or refit, perhaps. Let us help you make it easier with our top ten list of Calaveras-based activities for January to get you out there..

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

Last 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. Each year,..

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.

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