May 22, 2015

Read cool insider tips on what to do and where to go in Calaveras County, California.

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Spend a Day on the Antique Trail


In a region whose gold rush attracted cultures from around the world, it’s no surprise that treasures from many generations can be found in our area’s museums and antique shops.   A fun way to immerse yourself in exploring the past is to make a day of visiting some museums and then going hunting for elusive […]

Frog Jump 2015 – This Year’s Entertainment Line-up

Asleep at the Wheel

May is in the air and it’s time to get to the Fair!   There is still one week left to enter our Ultimate Frog Jump and Fair Family Getaway for 4. This year the Calaveras County Fair and Jumping Frog Jubilee is celebrating 150 years since the publication of Mark Twain’s famous story about the […]

Calaveras County. It’s (perfect) for the birds.

White-headed Woodpecker by Barry Boulton

  With elevation ranges from just over 200 feet to 7,000 feet, Calaveras County contains a wide variety of habitats suitable for many interesting bird species and in fact, we’re home to over 250 species annually. Of course, not all of those can be seen at any one time because many are migrants. Winter visitors […]

April Showers, Wildflowers and Tasty Treats

Lupines by Joel Metzger

It’s the first full month of spring and we’re celebrating the beauty of the season and the bounty of our planet.   Let the elements touch your senses with a fun filled month of wildflowers, star gazing and top it off with the ninth annual Taste of Calaveras culinary extravaganza! Read on and start making plans. […]

White Knuckle Adventure Planner


The transition from winter to spring is one of the epic times of year to sample all of the adventure opportunities here in the Central Sierra.   While the snow hangs on in the high country offering great spring skiing, it’s also trickling down and charging up the rivers for the rafters and kayakers. Everything in […]

March and The Arts

Ironstone Spring Obsession. Courtesy Ironstone Vineyards.

Every March, we welcome spring with a series of events celebrating arts, culture and the beauty of the season.   From artists’ receptions to hands on workshops to street fairs, the month of March has plenty of reasons to come spend a weekend  – or longer  – in Calaveras. First on the calendar is the Spring […]

Presidents’ Wine Weekend Feb 14-15, 2015

President's Wine Weekend

It’s that time of year when we pay tribute to some of our nation’s great presidents with a great glass of wine – or two.  Presidents’ Wine Weekend has become a winter institution here in Calaveras, this year we’ll be celebrating the 19th year of the event and all 22 Calaveras County wineries will be participating!   […]

“88 Days” Shines a light on Mark Twain in the Motherlode

Mark Twain movie: 88 Days

Many of our visitors come to Calaveras to experience a piece of the past – we’re awash in the history of the gold rush and the characters of that era – mixed into these are the stories of Mark Twain and his tale The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County.  As generations have passed, details become foggier […]

January is Restaurant Month in Calaveras

Outer Aisle Foods

January is restaurant month in Calaveras, when we celebrate all the great eating opportunities here in the hills!   Start the year off with a visit to any of our great restaurants  –  here are some suggestions. One of the newest faces on the mountain at Bear Valley is Jennifer Wren, founder of Alchemy in Murphys.  […]

New Year’s Eve in Calaveras

Bear Valley fireworks by Zdzislaw Marcisz

Winter is upon us and this time Mother Nature has brought a nice helping of snow to make the holiday season just a little more magical. Treat yourself to a New Year’s Eve celebration in the high country this year, whether it’s a nice dinner, some live music or watching fireworks in the snow.  Check […]

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