July 4, 2015

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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

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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 […]

Spend a Day on the Antique Trail

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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

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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 […]

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