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Placer County is exceptionally blessed in this department. Rarely a weekend goes by when there is not a signature “Placer County Experience” taking place. All over the county, there are iconic scenic spots, such as the shores of Lake Tahoe, the Foresthill Bridge spanning the American River canyon and breathtaking vistas high atop the Sierra Nevadas that fill up memory books, and Instagram feeds. With four distinct seasons, Placer unabashedly celebrates them with seasonal attractions such as pumpkin patch and Christmas tree farms. With more than 1,200 working family farms within its boundaries, Placer celebrates its agricultural history with farm-and-barn tours, and festivals celebrating our food, such as the Egg Plant Festival in Loomis and the Mountain Mandarin Festival in Auburn. And for those looking to relax and recharge, a splendid array of spas and wellness centers stretch from the shores of North Lake Tahoe, to the valley below.
Rarely a weekend goes by when there is not a signature "Placer County Experience" taking place.
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Donner Summit Historical Society’s 20 Mile Museum highlights the history and beauty of the Summit. Interpretive signs have been placed mostly along Old Highway 40 and nearby from Auburn to Truckee.
Offering scenic horseback rides through Tahoe National Forest. Pony Rides, Guided Trail Rides, Pack Charters.
This steep trail has everything needed for a great day of exploration: rugged mountain canyons, a beautiful stream with waterfalls, a wide variety of plant and animal life, gold rush era history, and panoramic views of the Middle Fork American River.
Don’t miss the Autumn Food and Wine Festival.
Filled with artifacts and furnishings from a bygone era, the Bernhard House transports visitors to a simpler time.
They specialize in locally grown fruits, vegetables, and nuts.
Experience the amazing trails on Folsom Lake with private guided 2 hour trail rides.
Weather in the Tahoe National Forest is amazing. Spring features colorful wildflowers, summer sun warms the lakes and rivers. Fall brings an array of vibrant colors followed by winter storms that transform the area into a snowy playground.
A 45-ton concrete statue of a Gold Rush era miner stands at the entrance to Old Town Auburn, a small collection of shops, restaurants, and antique stores. The statue is a representation of Claude Chana (1811-1882), the prospector who discovered gold here in the foothills east of Sacramento on May 16, 1848.
New and used goods dot the entire market and provide “the thrill of discovery” in looking for that unique “bargain” or “just right” item that keeps people coming back.
Visit Dolce Vita’s elegant 5,000 square foot spa in Granite Bay.
Donner Summit boasts five alpine ski resorts, miles of cross country skiing, and numerous snow play areas.
Try one of our 15 restaurants, or 40 quaint shops and services. Don’t miss the Old Town Gallery featuring the works of 60 local artists, all in one old historical building. Four museums can be found within a few blocks, where history buffs will find lots of rich Gold Country history.
Eisley’s Nursery entices gardeners by offering quality products.
Farmer’s Market located in Colfax.