Our guide to Tahoe-Truckee: Northstar, Squaw, Lake Tahoe, historic Truckee

KAYAKING AND PADDLEBOARDING
Kayaking or stand-up paddleboarding on Lake Tahoe is an exhilarating experience. We are big fans of the West Shore, known for its beauty and outdoor activities. With three locations on the West Shore (Homewood, Sunnyside, Sugar Pine Point State Park), West Shore Sports rents bicycles, kayaks, paddleboards and has a full line of accessories. WestShoreSports.com

BOATING AND CRUISES
Tahoe’s cobalt-blue waters are ideal for a cruise. Hop aboard a classic wooden boat—the Tahoe—for a narrated cruise along the lake’s east shore. This is followed by a tour of a waterfront landmark, the Thunderbird Lodge Historic Site near Sand Harbor. Departs from Tahoe Keys Marina in South Lake Tahoe. TahoeCruises.com

GOLFING
Northstar California (NorthstarCalifornia.com) offers an 18-hole, par-72 golf course with views of
Martis Valley’s open meadow and mountainous landscapes. Other courses include Old Brockway
Golf Course near Kings Beach, Resort at Squaw Creek Golf Course and Edgewood Golf Course. Visit
GoTahoeNorth.com and TahoeSouth.com for more information.

HIKING AND MOUNTAIN BIKING
The Tahoe Rim Trail (TahoeRimTrail.org) is 165 miles of multi-use trail, winding from peak to peak around Lake Tahoe. Northstar also has a cool mountain bike and hike park, including a lift-accessed downhill trail called LiveWire. Visit GoTahoeNorth.com and TahoeSouth.com for more information.

SCENIC LIFT RIDES
Squaw Valley’s cable car whisks you away to High Camp, which includes restaurants, swimming,
tennis and a small Olympic museum. Northstar also offers gondola and chairlift rides to the top of the mountain. Visit NorthstarCalifornia.com and Squaw.com for more information.

TAHOE TRIPS & TRAILS
Top-notch adventure programs offered by the Cedar House Sport Hotel in Truckee.
CedarHouseSportHotel.com

HISTORIC TRUCKEE
This year Truckee celebrates 150 years since its establishment and 20 years as an incorporated
town. Visit downtown Truckee for dining, shopping and entertainment. Truckee.com

You can read more about Truckee and Tahoe here, here and here.

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