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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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Sonora Area Rivers and Lakes

Sonora Area Rivers and Lakes

If your looking for a good spot to go fishing, boating, hiking, swimming, or rock hunting there are lots of lakes and river access spots close to Sonora.  Choose wisely and according to your individual or family’s adventure level as some locations are easily accessed while others may be more apt for the avid outdoors person. Lakes: New Melones Lake has two recreation areas and is located 8 miles south of Angels Camp along Highway 49.  Glory Hole and TuttleTown Recreation Areas are located at New Melones Lake on the Stanislaus River. The 12,500 surface-acre lake is the fifth largest lake in California and is situated along the edge of the Mother Lode, the rich gold vein that prompted the California Gold Rush of 1849. (Day use and camping fees may apply) Don Pedro Lake has numerous recreation and camping areas and is located south west of Sonora on...

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Hiking In The Sonora Region

Hiking In The Sonora Region

Torrey Pines Joshua Tree Death Valley California has a lot to offer in the way of hiking, outdoor recreation and natural beauty, but the hiking trails in the Sonora region are some of the most beautiful trails in the Sierra’s.   The trails in Torrey Pines State Reserve make for good day hikes. Although very close to the ocean, they are located about 300 feet up on a bluff overlooking the north end of La Jolla. This is one of the only places in the world where the Torrey Pine grows, thus the name. There are three loop trails known by the names Parry Grove Trail, Guy Fleming Trail and Broken Hill Trail. They total about a mile and a half, which isn’t particularly long. That being said, you will be stopping all the time to take in the views and a mass of birds. To get to the...

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Things To Enjoy In San Francisco

Things To Enjoy In San Francisco

San Francisco offers a wide variety of attractions for the locals, visitors and tourists. The possibility of things to do in the city seems to be endless. However, the “Top Things to do” in San Francisco involves visits at the waterfront, around town, and on the city’s ocean and bay fronts. One spectacular sight at the Waterfront of San Francisco is the “Golden Gate Bridge” the most photographed sight in the world. It stretches 4,200 feet with a towering height compared to a 65 story building. A walk at the bridge is one of the most enjoyable things to do. Another popular sight of San Francisco’s Waterfront is the Alcatraz, a former prison for the notorious criminals. The interesting part to do at this place is the self-walking guided tour through the aid of headphones that narrates the whole story of about Alcatraz. Half a dozen blocks along the...

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