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Teen Travel Inspiration

February 21, 2018 | Jen Lopez

By Katie Kirkland, Communications and Tourism Manager and Mackenzie Rodgers, Digital Content Coordinator

Instant adventure is found where Yosemite National Park, High Sierra mountains, and Historic Gold Country meet. Tuolumne County’s incredible outdoors and pioneer culture have inspired travel of all ages since its founding in 1850.

Paddle boarding is a new craze and Pinecrest Lake offers a beginner’s version. With rentals nearby and yoga classes in the mornings, they’ll have plenty of opportunities to capture their adventures and go viral with inspiration. Teens can relax after their day on the lake with a movie under a sea of stars at Pinecrest Amphitheater.

Seeking a thrill? How about white-knuckle whitewater rafting? OARS, one of several local rafting companies, offers guided tours along the Tuolumne River near Yosemite National Park. These fun-packed tours give teens a chance to explore and connect with nature with just the right amount of catered spoiling each evening.

For those star-struck teens, Tuolumne County’s live theatre at Sierra Repertory Theatre will bring out their inner hipster appreciation for all things old school. In need of some fresh mountain air? Enjoy a different kind of night out where there are swoon-worthy stars all around, just look up to the night sky in the High Sierra.

Visit for more selfie-taking opportunities and to find lodging, including quaint B&Bs, cabins and more, for your trip to Tuolumne County.