December 18, 2014

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

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We’ve Got Your Holiday Traditions Covered


You may know and love Calaveras County as a destination for its burgeoning wine industry or its year round adventures.  Nothing wrong with that!  But we don’t overlook the more traditional things when it comes to the holiday season.  On the contrary, spending the holidays in the hills offers plenty of choices for timeless winter […]

Winter Wonderland in Big Trees Park

Calaveras Big Trees State Park Winter Wonderland

They’re among California’s oldest tourist attractions – not to mention our oldest living things – and they inspire awe every time you set foot in the forest. Giant Sequoias are the largest trees on earth, reaching heights of up to 325 feet and diameters of 33 feet, and living for more than 2000 years.   Calaveras […]

Holiday Shopping in Calaveras


While the  days get shorter and the weather cools, you’re no doubt thinking about what to cook for the holidays and what to buy for the holiday gifting season.  Simplify your life with a trip to Calaveras County for a laid back shopping experience and some special finds. Start your journey with the kitchen in mind […]

New Melones – New Things Popping Up All the Time


As the water levels in New Melones Lake have been dropping to historic lows, we’ve noticed some pretty fascinating things popping up in addition to the great recreational and interpretive programs that are regularly offered there.  Here is a selection of things to check out during this time of unique viewing and exploring opportunities. The […]

Murphys Day of the Dead Celebrates Lives of Loved Ones

Murphys Day of the Dead

Murphys Businesses Honor the Dead in the Land of Skulls on Dia de los Muertos Murphys merchants and tasting rooms will be celebrating the Fifth Annual Day of the Dead, or Dia de los Muertos, on November 1st, 2014, from 11-7 pm. Participating businesses and vendors will be offering authentic cultural art, food, sugar skulls, […]

Gold Rush Day Street Fair and Celebration 

Gold Rush Day 3

Angels Camp celebrated its centennial in 2012 with a day-long street fair, and the party was such a success the city decided to make it an annual event.  Gold Rush Day is now in its third year and we’re gearing up for another great party on October 18.  Beginning at 10am, Main Street in downtown […]

October Kicks Off with a Chop, Stomp and a Pow Wow

West Point Lumberjack Day

Summer may be past, but it’s hardly time to settle down here in Calaveras County.  On the contrary, the beginning of fall is a time of big celebration and the first weekend of October is packed with three signature events you won’t want to miss.  To give you some help deciding where to be, we’ve […]

Calaveras County Sees Bright Future for Tourism


Exciting new developments in two corners of Calaveras County point toward prosperity for two companies vital to the county’s recreational tourism. Earlier this month Angels Camp businessman Darrin Mills took over ownership of the Marina at New Melones Lake, which provides dock space for boat owners as well as rentals of all types of lake-going […]

Hermitfest 2014


Pilgrimage to the Hermitage Hermit Valley and the north fork of the Mokelumne River Outdoor concerts are among the highlights of the summer season here in the hills, and now that August has nearly passed, the concert season is winding down. Yet there’s one more special show that you may not want to miss, and it’s a perfect way […]

Backroads and Byways Part 2 – Two Wheeled Options


Looking West from Avery-Sheep Ranch Road The Rough and Rowdy Tour  – Explore the winding canyon roads and the timber towns of northern Calaveras County on this two wheeled adventure! Starting out from your base camp at Hotel Leger in Mokelumne Hill, head northeast on Hwy 26 along the north fork of the Mokelumne River […]

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