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Things For Families To Do

Things For Families To Do

Through out the year there are numerous family activities available. Please have a look at the options below and hopefully you will find exactly what you were looking for. Fishing: Many local rivers and lakes offer trout fishing and are stocked with trout by the department of fish and game. A state fishing license is required for every adult. Children may fish without a license, one pole per person. Vist the depart of Fish and Game website to see size and quantity limit information for each location. Adult license is about $45/yr Nature walks: there are many options and levels of difficulty sun and shade for nature walks in the Motherlode area, some of our favorites include Tuolumne’s west side trail, Jamestown Table Top mountain trail, Twain Harte Ditch trail, Murphy’s Forest Meadows trail, Groveland Garland Falls trail Moaning Caverns this is a tour guided cave exploration with various...

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Ski Resorts

Ski Resorts

The Motherlode area is home to both Dodge Ridge and Bear Valley ski areas.  Bear Valley and Dodge both usually open in November and offer ski and snow board enthusiast a variety of trails for all levels of skill from beginner to professional. The Dodge Ridge Ski Resort: is Located in the community of Pinecrest off Highway 108. The resort offers 1,600 vertical feet, 67 runs, 12 lifts and 862 acres of skiable terrain. The Bear Valley Ski Resort is located up highway 4,  the resort offers 1,900 vertical feet 1,680 acres of varied terrain, more than 70 trails, two terrain parks featuring numerous features.  Bear Valley averages over 30 feet of annual snowfall per year.....

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Crossing the Sonora Pass

Crossing the Sonora Pass

Have you driven or ventured across the Sonora pass? The Sonora pass is believed to have been established in 1841 from the Walker river on the Nevada side, to Clark Fork on the Stanislaus river on the California side, travelers followed the rivers into California and the San Joaquin Valley. Today’s Highway 108 follows a similar route and is also part of the original trails of Bret Harte and Mark Twain. The peak of the pass on hwy 108 is approximately 9,624 ft just over 1800 ft below the Sonora pass mountain peaks. Highway 108 passes through the Sierra Mountain Range on highly scenic route of National Forest. The Pass is closed during winter months and open to vehicles in the summer only. From Sonora to the Sonora Pass, is approximately 45 miles and takes a little over an hour to reach the peak. The views and scenery are...

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Fun Things To Do in Murphys

Fun Things To Do in Murphys

Wine Tasting Take a stroll along Murphy’s downtown streets and you will surely appreciate the beautiful scenery and variety of wine tasting options. This is a good way to jumpstart your visit or enjoy an afternoon with plenty of selections to choose from the wine tasting options at Murphy’s are well worth adding to your list of things to enjoy. Iron Stone Although we could just include Iron Stone as a winery to visit for wine tasting there is much more to this location than just the wine. Iron stone is the largest venue in the area for concerts, expos, exhibits and a museum. The grounds and gardens open to the public offer and amazing combination of trails, streams and ponds with picnic areas and plenty of locations for some amazing photos. If you happen to be in the area when a concert is at Iron stone this is...

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