September 4, 2015

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

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Video Vixens: Murphys Hidden Gem

Video Vixens Video

This video by Lanee Lee Neil and Lindsey Taub, featuring a trip to Calaveras County is part of an ongoing adventure travel series on the Youtube travel site “Video Vixens”. Twinned with their Voyage Vixens website designed to inspire women to travel, you can find read more of their inspiring travel stories here: Full […]

Calaveras County Ranks 14th Nationally

Washington Post Article: Calaveras Ranking

  The Washington Post ran an article on August 17th, 2015 citing a USDA study of all 3,111 counties in the contiguous United States ranking them in scenic beauty and climate. The purpose of this study was to predict the movement of rural populations across the nation based on desirability of location. Calaveras County ranked […]

Calaveras Olive Oils Win Awards


  Last year’s olive harvest in Calaveras was a little light compared to previous years, but the oil made from those olives has been winning awards and turning heads.  Two Calaveras olive oil producers – Mangini Ranch and Winter Creek Olive Oil – took home silver medals from the California State Fair earlier this summer. Olives […]

Labor Day 2015 in Calaveras

Bear Valley Soap Box Derby

What could be better than an extra day to experience all that Calaveras has to offer? Soak up some high country sun, paddle the lakes, enjoy our caves and wineries as summer draws to a close. For this Labor Day we’ve also compiled a few ideas and key events you won’t want to miss. 2015 […]

August Entertainment in Calaveras

Murphys Creek Theatre

August is shaping up to be a busy month on the entertainment circuit here in Calaveras. We’re packing our coolers and law chairs and trying to decide how to attend all the great concerts and performances around the county. From fun concerts to Shakespeare under the stars, there is plenty to choose from for all […]

Calaveras Itineraries for Happy Kids on Vacation

California Cavern State Historic Landmark

We’ve got a solid month of summer left and there’s still plenty of time for fun Calaveras trips with kids in mind!  Hot summer temperatures inspired us to find the coolest activities currently available, complete with recommended restaurants and lodging.  Read on for our picks on where to take the kids for late summer adventures.   Kid’s Caving […]

State of the Lakes Report for Summer 2015

Lake Tulloch overview

Summer may be just starting according to the calendar, but it’s been a warm June so far and those in the know are spending their free time on the water.   We prize our lakes and rivers here in Calaveras and thought you might like an update on the state of the lakes, given all of […]

San Andreas. It’s not our fault.

San Andreas, California

Earthquake Thriller Shines Light on Gold Rush Town This weekend’s opening of a new Hollywood film titled “San Andreas” may call attention to the Gold Rush town of the same name. The film depicts a fictional version of the San Andreas fault, which runs through western California and is unrelated to the town of San […]

Summer Vacation Ideas and Itineraries


Summer kicks off next month and you may already be planning your getaway to Calaveras. Our summer itineraries section has plenty of ideas to suit a variety of tastes, from leisure to adventure. There you will find resources on where to rent boats and boards to enjoy the many lakes, shops to explore as well […]

Today’s Live Music Scene in Calaveras

Doobie Brothers at Ironstone

The Calaveras Music Legend If you love live music concerts and are anywhere near Northern California, you’ve probably heard about the legacy of Calaveras County.   Back in the 1970s, the county became the setting for an annual series of outdoor rock shows that would become legend. The Mountain Aire festivals brought bands in their prime […]

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