Summer 2018 Events: Nevada County Fair, Summer Nights, and Shakespeare Festival

Nevada County Fair Held under the shade of tall pine trees in Grass Valley, the Nevada County Fair is held August 8-12. This year’s theme is “Bushels of Fun,” featuring a poster by Kathryn Wronski, whose artwork is featured regularly in our magazine. The fair is the perfect opportunity to listen to live music, eat […]

“A Walk Through Autumn” in the foothills and Sierra

Our region is one of the best places in California to view fall foliage, earning it the name “New England of the West.” Here are some suggestions: HISTORIC HIGHWAY 40 Weather permitting, take an old-fashioned Sunday drive along Old Hwy. 40 from Rocklin to Donner Pass and Truckee instead of Interstate 80. The fall colors […]

Stewards of the Sierra: Meet the owners of Carmel Gallery and Sorensen’s Resort

The President of the United States visited twice this summer to help preserve and protect the Sierra— from Lake Tahoe to Yosemite. When the President is not around, we can count on local business owners, political leaders and community members to help out. Meet some of them: Elizabeth and Olof Carmel Award-winning fine art photographers […]

Sierra Hot Springs: Soaking in the Great Outdoors

IMAGINE SPENDING A WINTRY DAY soaking in a hot springs pool — or sitting in a wood-fired sauna — surrounded by Nature’s beauty. The High Sierra has some impressive spots: GROVER HOT SPRINGS Located four miles west of Markleeville, Grover Hot Springs State Park features a naturally heated hot spring pool, as well as a […]

Sierra Adventures: Get up and go

Spring in the Sierra is a perfect time to enjoy the great outdoors before the summer crowds. Some of our favorite places include: DONNER MEMORIAL STATE PARK A new Donner Memorial State Park Visitor Center opens in June. The new visitor center will replace the existing Emigrant Trail Museum and will feature a state of […]

Exploring Hope Valley

ALONG HISTORIC HWY. 88, THE route of pioneers such as John Fremont and Kit Carson, Hope Valley near Lake Tahoe is known for its scenic beauty and recreation. The valley is popular with fishermen and hikers in summer, leaf peepers in fall and skiers in winter. Tucked away on the valley’s eastern edge, Sorensen’s Resort […]

Home Sweet Home

SUMMER IN PROVENCE, ALASKA OR THE SOUTH PACIFIC SOUNDS WONDERFUL, but our own backyard offers an unforgettable vacation experience — from our Gold Rush towns to picturesque vineyards, to crystal-clear Lake Tahoe, to awe-inspiring Yosemite. The Sierra and its foothills has rebounded from the recession with a more refined food, wine, craft beer, art and […]