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San Andreas Area: History & Culture

San Andreas Area History – Gold Mining Towns San Andreas was settled by Mexican Gold Miners in 1848. By 1850 over 1000 tents dotted the hillsides. The first church, built in 1852 was a canvas structure with a simple cross over the door designating it a church of the Roman Catholic faith. It was named for St. Andrew (San Andreas) …

Vallecito Area: Top Attractions

Vallecito Top Attractions are all about the geology. The mineral rich soil produces bold, flavorful wines, which local winemakers have put to good use in their development of award-winning varietals that you can taste at multiple vineyards in this part of Calaveras County. The karst topography here produces limestone formations like the spectacular Moaning Cavern, which holds California’s deepest cave …

Calaveras Winter Itineraries: Calaveras Winter Itineraries

Calaveras Winter Itineraries: Unwind, indulge…or both   Warm your body up with a few downward dogs and some deep stretching at one of Calaveras’ fitness studios such as the Angels Camp Body Shop, Arnold’s Big Trees Fitness, or Murphys’ Intelligent Body Movement Studio, or the Valley Springs Sports and Fitness Center. After class, take your relaxation to the next level. …

Calaveras Golf & Adventure!: Calaveras Golf & Adventure!

6-Day self-driving tour DAY 1: Arrival, Check-in & Dinner ARRIVE at San Francisco International Airport. Pick up SUV rental DRIVE 2-1/2 hours to Saddle Creek Resort in Copperopolis CHECK IN at Saddle Creek Resort Lodge Bungalows Optional dining and wine tasting at Copper Grille at Resort OR DRIVE 10 minutes to Griff’s BBQ & Grill in Copperopolis Town Square DAY …

Calaveras Wine & Adventure Itinerary: Calaveras Wine & Adventure Itinerary

Calaveras: Where Big Bold Wines Meet Big Bold Adventure Big and bold can describe the environment too, with its granite mountaintops in the higher elevations and limestone foothills dotted with caves. In fact, Calaveras has more show-caves than any other county in California. You can take a walk tour (for the more pedestrian minded) or go full adventure mode with …

Murphys: Top Attractions

Murphys is the culinary and wine center of Calaveras County, all wrapped up in a charming Gold Rush era Main Street reflecting its colorful history and artful present. Boutique shopping, a casual vibe, friendly patrons and fun festivals, complete with a community park straight out of a Norman Rockwell painting, all combine to make Murphys a popular destination. But there …

Gold Country: Gold Country

The beautiful Gold Country region is characterized by the rolling foothills of the Sierra Nevada. Spring rains bring green hills turning gold in summer, dotted with live oaks and interspersed with old gold mining settlements, now featuring Victorian architecture of the Old West. The areas of Calaveras that fall into this rural California region include: Angels Camp | Copperopolis | …

Where to Pop the Question in Calaveras

The folks at California Caverns and Moaning Cavern Adventure Park have seen a number of interesting marriage proposals over the years. There was the rappel proposal, where one of the guides took the ring down, the man rappelled down first and was down on one knee, ready to pop the question when she was being unhooked from her rope. The …

Kid Favorites in Calaveras

Editor’s Note:  Although part of California Cavern’s above ground landscape was burned by the recent Butte Fire,  the underground environment in this enchanting cavern is completely unaffected and guided tours have reopened. Calaveras County draws people for many reasons. For me the area is my gateway to the High Sierra. I’m what you might call a mountain nerd. If there’s a piece of …

Calaveras Rising up from the Butte Fire

  Disasters have a way of bringing out the best in people. This month, as Calaveras and Amador counties were hammered by the Butte Fire, the people of these communities rallied and rolled up their sleeves to help out in any way they could. Many of you who were not here sent your support and prayers and those too were greatly …

First Times with Jenn and Jack

In this trailer for a new fantastic web series called First Times with Jenn and Jack, Moaning Cavern‘s rappel is featured as one of the adventurous activities the two try for the first time! Get more information on the show from this article in Entertainment Weekly: See the exclusive first trailer of First Times with Jenn and Jack.

Calaveras Itineraries for Happy Kids on Vacation

Looking for great activities for kids on your Calaveras summer vacation?  Hot summer temperatures inspire us to find the coolest activities currently available, complete with recommended restaurants and lodging.  Read on for our picks on where to take the kids for summer adventures. Kid’s Caving Expedition Probably one of the absolute coolest adventures your kids will never forget, is the …