The new year is here and it’s time to think about your Bucket List for 2017. The opportunities for fun and adventure in Tuolumne County are endless, but here are some ideas to get you started planning your trip(s) in the upcoming year. As you can see, any month is a good month to come visit us.
- Snowshoe amongst majestic giants and winter silence in the Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias in Yosemite National Park.
- Take the family ice skating in the fun atmosphere at the Long Barn Lodge Ice Skating Rink and Event Center.
- Take a winter getaway and cozy up in a small-town vacation cabin next to a warm, crackling fire.
- Enjoy some winter fun at Dodge Ridge Ski Resort and Leland High Sierra Snowplay.
- Play a round of golf in the foothills of the Sierra at one of Tuolumne County’s scenic golf courses.
- Pan for riches of gold, no trip to Gold Country is complete without trying it.
- Dress up in your Easter finery and be a part of Columbia’s Victorian Easter Parade. Afterwards, the youngsters can hunt for eggs.
- Hike various trails through one of California’s most spectacular natural wildflower displays at Red Hills Management Area.
- Hike around Hetch Hetchy Reservoir in Yosemite National Park to beautiful Wapama Falls.
- Experience a 60 year-old Tuolumne County tradition at the Mother Lode Round-Up Parade and Rodeo.
- Go on an unforgettable whitewater rafting adventure on the Tuolumne River.
- Experience the bounty of Tuolumne County at our 5 fantastic farmers’ markets.
- Discover true relaxation at a paddle board yoga class or rent a boat at the Pinecrest Lake Resort Marina.
- Saddle-up for a guided saddle trip into the wilderness.
- Enjoy a warm summer evening putting at the sweetest and prettiest miniature golf course in the mountains, Twain Harte Miniature Golf.
- Camp under a blanket of stars like you’ve never seen at one of the Tuolumne County’s many campgrounds.
- Cool off indoors at one the area’s superior live theatre performances.
- Mountain bike on the fantastic trails around Groveland and in other areas of the Stanislaus National Forest.
- Take an evening stroll and enjoy the arts & culture of the County at a “2nd Saturday Art Night” in Historic Downtown Sonora.
- Enjoy good old fashion mountain town fun at the 49er Festival, Parade and Chili Cook-Off in Groveland.
- Enjoy harvest season with festivities at Columbia State Historic Park, Cover’s Apple Ranch and Indigeny Reserve.
- Hear stories from the ghostly residents of the roundhouse at Railtown 1897 State Historic Park on a “Tales of the Roundhouse” tour. (This isn’t for young children.)
- Complement your great outdoor adventures with a visit to Tuolumne County’s boutique tasting rooms, where friendly ambiance is paired with unique Sierra foothill varietals.
- Show your creative side and meet new friends at a fun painting party/class at Brush & Cork in Sonora.
- Throw on your Christmas jammies and take a ride on The Polar Express™, a memorable train ride full of Christmas cheer at Railtown 1897 State Historic Park.
Are you ready to get going? You’ll find lodging options for every taste and any budget, from river-side campgrounds to modern resorts in the High Sierra, in the heart of Gold Rush towns and near Yosemite National Park. Go to VisitTuolumne.com to start planning your getaway today.
Travel Tip: Don’t wait until the last minute to reserve lodging for June through September and winter holiday periods–those times fill up fast.