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Creek

Gorgeous hiking trails right near the house, spring decorations with dogwoods in bloom.


General Info about area events and theater groups

MyMotherLode.com

MyMotherLode.com/recreation View of Yosemite

The Forest and Lakes

fs.fed.us/r5/stanislaus/visitor

donpedrolake.com

 

 

 

 

   
 
 
 
 
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Yosemite

nps.gov.yose.com

nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/conditions.htm

bigtrees.org


The Sonora Pass

pashnit.com/maps4/Highway108Maps.htm

chainreactionbicycles.com/sonora_pass.htm

 

 

The Towns

Twain Harte

twainhartecc.com

The town of Twain Harte was named for authors Mark Twain and Bret Harte who both lived here at one time. The town tends to shut down in the evening but there are a few nice places to eat and a sports bar. The Rock occasionally has live music on Fridays. The hardware and grocery stores are after all the local hotspots. You may get sushi made daily at the full sized Twain Harte Market or fresh caught fish delivered on Tuesdays and Thursdays as well as table top beef and a good beverage selection.

twainhartemarket.com

Gold Country:

Jamestown

Columbia

Sonora

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For the Active:

Skiing

dodgeridge.com

Rafting

yosemite/rafting

Caving

caverntours.com

Hiking and Fishing

We recommend Best Short Hikes in California, Northern Sierra by Karen and Terry Whitehill and available at Amazon.com. There is a copy for your perusal at the house. The National Forest Service at Mi-wuk has maps that you can purchase for surrounding areas.

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For Everyone
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Dining

Regarding dining in Tuolumne county, the owner of the excellent French Bakery frenchbakerybistro.com in Sonora said when we asked him about the local bread, " Sonora, Sonora, and when I came from France I thought Sonoma." We proceeded to have an excellent meal. There are a few other gems in our area. Notably the 5-star Seven Sisters Restaurant at the Black Oak Casino in Tuolumne. In Twain Harte we would recommend Villa d' Oro: insiderpages.com and the Sportsman for home made sausages and breakfast

Winetasting

Our personal favorite is Stevenot stevenotwinery.com outside the town of Murphys about one hour away. There you will find some truly gourmet restaurants and top name music events at Ironstone Vineyards ironstonevineyards.com as well as a chance to view the world's Largest Gold Nugget.

 

Apple Ranches

sierraglen.com

coversappleranch.com

Festivals and Music

There are always art and visual events going on in the area at the Sonora Fairgrounds or at Eproson Park in Twain Harte. Some of our favorites include the Blues Festival fireonthemountain.com, the Scottish Highland Festival, and the Sonora Celtic Faire. Annually an oxen driven covered wagon team comes over Sonora Pass. If a ho-down with beans, steak and cowboys is your thing, then this is a must do event.

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