Local Area Guide: Things to do / Activities / Attractions

Big Tree State Park

Unwind in the presence of the giant Sequoias at Calaveras Big Trees State Park, where you will find endless hiking and biking trails and so much more.

Calaveras County

Calaveras County is located in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains - 133 miles east of San Francisco and 135 miles west of Lake Tahoe. Midway along State Highway 49, which links the towns of the Gold Country, Calaveras County is filled with natural and historic diversity.


Enjoy caving, also known as spelunking in California in the variety of natural limestone and crystalline-filled caverns open to the public


Experience the true spirit of Calaveras County and Gold Country at one of the many fun festivals and events throughout the year.


Enjoy year round fishing in Calaveras County. Trout in the winter, bass in the summer, mountain streams and lakes, high country and low country. Wherever you choose to fish, you are surrounded by beauty.

Gold Country

Those of you looking to momentarily escape the tension of metropolitan life will find yourselves captivated, entertained, and rejuvenated by this part of California Gold Country.


Enjoy a round of golf on professional courses laid out along canyon ridges in the pines or among 200 year old oaks in rolling terrain.

Hiking & Biking

Every season of the year holds its share of fun activities in Calaveras. In the spring, summer, and fall, enjoy biking and hiking trails that criss-cross through the giant Sequoias at Calaveras Big Trees State Park and the Stanislaus National Forest

Kayak & Canoeing

Off highway adventures and the famous Stanislaus River Rafting experience beckon the adventuresome, while fishing, water skiing, houseboat weekends, camping, bicycling, horseback riding and much more will keep the entire family busy.

Local Businesses

Our list of local businesses will get you right where you need to be! Whether you are looking for a florist, hardware store or local doctor, we`ve got you covered.


Discover the best of eating out in Calaveras County with our in-depth restaurant guide listing all our favorite dining spots.


Shopping is at its most fun and innovative in the tiny, fascinating towns of the Calaveras landscape.


The uncountable attractions of winter include first class downhill skiing at Bear Valley Mountain Resort. There you will enjoy many excellent cross country trails offering silent, pristine scenes of winter wonder and miles of snowmobiling from two-hour to all-day tours around the village or through the woods.

Wine Tasting

Discover unique, year-round adventures in Calaveras County including historic and picturesque gold rush towns, award winning California wineries and tasting rooms, micro-breweries and pubs, eclectic art galleries, antique shops, and gold rush museums.