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Your Tuolumne County Bucket List of Adventure

| 01/11/2019 | Arts & Entertainment, Attraction - deleted 5-20-19, Events, Exploring Tuolumne County, Family, History - deleted 6/19/19, Outdoor Adventure, Wine and Cider Tasting, Winter Fun, Yosemite National Park

New year, NEW adventures. It's 2019 and time to start planning ahead, setting goals, and climbing mountains (literally and figuratively) in Northern California's Tuolumne County. Find inspiration in these all-season fun activities and monthly highlights throughout Yosemite, Gold Country and High Sierra.


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.

Enjoy some winter fun at Dodge Ridge Ski Resort and Leland High Sierra Snowplay.

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Take a winter getaway and cozy up in a small-town vacation cabin next to a warm, crackling fire.

Embrace romance in the foothills of Sonora at Indigeny Reserve. Taste organic hard cider, unique spirits, and enjoy an onsite apple orchard picnic.

Celebrate 40 years of local entertainment at the Sierra Repertory Theatre opening show of the season.

Photo by Krista Galvan

MarchTwain Harte Golf Club

Play a round of golf in the foothills of the Sierra at one of Tuolumne Countys scenic golf courses.

Pan for riches of gold, no trip to Gold Country is complete without trying it.

Channel your inner viking at the Sonora Celtic Faire, complete with whiskey tasting and authentic jousting competitions.


Dress up in your Easter finery and be a part of Columbias 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.

Aboard the Wildflower Train at Railtown 1897 State Historic Park and ride through the flower covered foothills of Jamestown.

Photo by Sierra Nevada Creative


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.

Enjoy a warm summer evening putting at the sweetest and prettiest miniature golf course in the mountains, Twain Harte Miniature Golf.


Go on an unforgettable whitewater rafting adventure on the Tuolumne River.

Experience the bounty of Tuolumne County at our 5 fantastic farmers markets.

Take the scenic Sonora Pass/ Tioga Pass loop drive and embrace the wondrous views of Northern California's High Sierra and Yosemite National Park.


Discover true relaxation at a paddle board yoga class or rent a kayak at the Pinecrest Lake Resort Marina.

Saddle-up for a guided horsebacking trip into the Emigrant Wilderness.

Cheers your way through a summer Saturday at the 4th Annual Westside Tribute Band Brew-Fest


Camp under a blanket of stars like you've never seen at one of the Tuolumne Countys many campgrounds.

Cool off indoors and try your luck at striking it rich in Gold Country at one of two casinos.

Watch a movie lakeside, under a High Sierra sky full of stars at Pinecrest Lake Amphitheater.


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.


Visit a pumpkin patch and drink locally made apple cider at 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.)

Visit Columbia's Harvest Festi-fall and eat locally made candy to your hearts desire from Nelson's Candy Kitchen.


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.

Kick-off your holiday season with the locals at the Annual Christmas Parade in Historic Downtown Sonora.


Throw on your Christmas pj's and take a ride on The Polar Express, a memorable train ride full of Christmas cheer at Railtown 1897 State Historic Park.

Attend a traditional community tree lighting ceremony in the little mountain town of Twain Harte, complete with a winter wonderland parade.

Sip hot mochas and take in the sights of indigenous foliage at Mountain Sage Cafe and Nursery. Wander the grounds and discover a beautifully lit-up tree house, fit for all ages.

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 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.

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