March 1, 2015

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

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White Knuckle Adventure Planner

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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

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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

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 […]

We’ve Got Your Holiday Traditions Covered

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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

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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

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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 […]

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