October 24, 2014

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

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Gold Rush Day Street Fair and Celebration 

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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 […]

Calaveras Backroads and Byways – Some of Our Best Little Secrets


One of the joys of traveling in the Calaveras foothills is exploring the county’s many backroads. The Ebbetts Pass National Scenic Byway is our most well-known tour over the spectacular high Sierras, which follows State Highway 4 from Angels Camp to Markleeville.  But there are several short backroad day trips within the county that you […]

The Late Summer Hit List

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There’s still so much more summer ahead of us, especially for those of you lucky enough not to have school – or jobs – on the calendar. Nevertheless, it’s still tough to fit in all the great summer activities that Calaveras has to offer, so we thought we’d offer up a little summer hit list of […]

The Insider’s Guide to Foothill & Upcountry Lakes

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The rising temps of summer in the hills are made all the sweeter when you know just where to find your perfect weekend by one of our many lakes – from boating to camping to quiet mountain dips.  Beat the heat  – and the crowds this summer with our insider’s guide on where to sleep, […]

6 Top Tips for Fourth of July in the Foothills

July 4 Parade Ebbetts Pass

Now that we’ve launched into summer, you might be dreaming of a long weekend getaway, hanging with family and friends, soaking up the charm of small town Americana.  Well your timing is right, because July 4th weekend in Calaveras is among the best times of year to be here. From charming old-fashioned Independence Day festivals […]

Fridays in June Are a Taster’s Delight

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With the weather heating up, summer fruits and vegetables are beginning to ripen and you’re probably on your second or third barbecue already.  Here in the foothills, it’s time for another season of farmers markets and fun outdoor food and wine events.   Image: Angels Camp Farmers Market June’s first Friday (the 6th) marks the […]

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