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Calaveras county is an exciting place to explore, so get out and meet new friends, discover all the wonderful events, locations, and local music the Motherlode has to offer.
- Attend the Calaveras County Fair and laugh and cheer as contestants do everything to get frogs to jump.
- Raft the North Fork of the Stanislaus River
- Explore, hike and camp at Calaveras Big Trees State Park, home to the Giant Sequoia Redwoods: North Grove, South Grove, North Fork of the Stanislaus River, and Beaver Creek picnic area.
- Explore Gold Rush History at Columbia State Park or attend the Diggins Days event
- Take a train ride at Railtown 1897 State Historic Park in Jamestown
- Spend the day wine tasting in Murphys with over 26 wine tasting rooms
- Picnics and music in Murphys park sitting by the creek
- Take the family to Explore the local Caverns and see stalagmites and stalagtites, fabulous limestone formations, and enjoy the year round cool underground temperatures
- Hike Table Mountain
- Kayak the pristine mountain lakes: Alpine, Union, Utica, Spicer, and Mosquito along Hwy 4
- Kayak, fish, boat and swim in New Melones Reservoir, or Don Pedro Reservoir
- Hike and explore the Carson -Iceberg Wilderness near Ebbitts Pass, Hwy 4
- Hike and explore the Emigrant Wilderness along Hwy 108
Evening Entertainment: Free and inexpensive local concerts at parks, wineries, and restaurants
SPECIAL NOTE: Have you tried kayaking under a full moon? You will not forget this experience!
- Photograph and enjoy spring flowers as you hike Calaveras Big Trees State Park and explore the meadow, Lava Bluffs trail, North Fork of the Stanislaus River, South Grove and Beaver Creek.
- Hike, bike or photograph at Glory Hole Recreation Area on New Melones Reservoir
- Drive the Historic Hwy 4 Bi-Way
- Fishing near Markleeville
- Take a trip to Lake Tahoe and enjoy the fall colors.
- Ski Bear Valley Downhill and cross country courses
- Snow mobile along Hwy 4 Scenic Byway
- Snow shoe to Lake Alpine