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Kid Favorites in Calaveras: Kid Favorites in Calaveras

One thing I know about having two high-energy boys is that it helps to have a plan. There’s a lot to do here, and by about 8:30 in the morning they’re bouncing off the walls unless otherwise directed. Here are a few of my favorite go-to activities, which are by no means exclusive to the kid-carrying members of our society. Kid …

Arnold Area: Outdoor Recreation

Arnold area outdoor recreation features the beautiful Stanislaus National Forest in the Sierra Nevada mountain range – a haven for four-season mountain sports. The Ebbetts Pass National Scenic Byway takes you through this spectacular landscape. This is a place of majesty, a place to enjoy the distinctiveness of each season, a place to refresh your spirit. As John Muir said: …

San Andreas Area: Outdoor Recreation

If you’re into amazing adventures that you can’t get anywhere else, San Andreas outdoor recreation has you covered. California Cavern, just 20 minutes away in picturesque Mountain Ranch offers wild caving expeditions in their public show cave. These take you far from the walk tour route where the cave is in its wild state, with only your cave helmet light …

Vallecito Area: Outdoor Recreation

Vallecito outdoor recreation is dominated by the spectacular geology housing an abundance of nature. Rolling hills hiding deep caves, spectacular mountain rivers, and volcanic buttes are all part of the scenery here. Vallecito Outdoor Recreation: Moaning Cavern Adventure Park Nowhere is the fascinating geology of the region more on display than at Moaning Cavern with its giant flowstones, stalactites and …

Murphys: Outdoor Recreation

You might not immediately think of outdoor recreation when you think of Murphys, but this is what makes the Sierra Foothils wine region stand out from all of the other wine regions in California. Here, you’ll find world-class outdoor recreation locations like Mercer Caverns minutes from downtown, and many more spectacular recreational environments nearby for you to enjoy: Mercer Caverns was discovered during …

Angels Camp: Outdoor Recreation

Outdoor recreation in Angels Camp and the surrounding area is abundant, making Angels Camp an ideal mountain sports basecamp. Outdoor Recreation in Angels Camp Enjoy California’s 4th largest reservoir, New Melones Lake – located off Highway 49. This beautiful environment offers endless gorgeous days of swimming, boating, kayaking, fishing, camping, hiking, biking and equestrian trails. It’s also a great spot for birding, …

Fly-In for a Unique View of Calaveras County

The Calaveras Air Fair, Fly-in and Open House at the Calaveras County Airport, just outside the town of San Andreas.  It’s an eclectic day of fancy planes, entertainment and your chance to take the family for a plane ride for just a few dollars.   Think of it like a car show for airplanes, where plane owners from around the …

Angels Camp: Angels Inn

Angels Inn offers the perfect combination of country charm and city convenience. With a location central to exceptional golf, wine tastings, lakes, art galleries, hiking, historic towns, caverns and conveniently located directly across the street from the Angels Camp Museum. Angels Inn offers guests exceptional, personalized service, with free WiFi which allows you to stay productive. Gateway to Yosemite and …

Angels Camp: Best Western Cedar Inn & Suites

For that romantic touch to your stay, add a soothing whirlpool or flickering fireplace. The hotel is in the heart of a historical and recreational treasure trove, best known for its former resident, Mark Twain, and the frog jump that honors his legacy. Wineries, art galleries, antiques, caverns and Giant Sequoia forests are all at your fingertips. Opportunities abound for …

Angels Camp: Angels Camp RV Resort

Angels Camp RV Camping Resort is a family-friendly park with over 100 sites. The resort is perfect for groups, families, and couples. With full hookups, comfortable lodges, rustic cabins and tent sites available year-round. Located just a few miles south of historic downtown Angels Camp, you’ll have a perfect spot to relax between your adventures through California’s Gold Country. Amenities …

Murphys: Mr. Frog’s Wild Ride

It’s hard to beat a springtime bike ride through the Gold Country – temperatures are mild, redbuds bursting with their purple flowers and fiery orange poppies punctuate the lush green hillsides. It might just be the perfect way to cruise the foothills and take it all in at your own pace. Luckily there’s Mr. Frog’s Wild Ride, designed to give …

Vallecito Area: Caroling in the Cave

Caroling in the Cave is a unique event that takes place annually in Moaning Cavern’s massive main chamber.  Imagine multi-part harmony Christmas carols being sung in this acoustically rich environment. It’s captivating. Descend to the bottom of the cave chamber with your cushion to sit on, enjoy the beautiful environment while these lovely carols are sung. There are usually opportunities …