This One Northern California Town Has More Outdoor Attractions Than Any Other Place In The State
Northern California is pretty much a haven for those who love everything to do with the outdoors. Many of our towns are in close proximity to some of the most beautiful natural wonders and wilderness areas. The town featured here is quite possibly the most outdoorsy town in the state. It acts as a gateway to the most pristine natural areas in Northern California and contains all sorts of outdoor attractions. You’ll never run out of things to do in this town, and it’s the perfect location for your next adventure. Have you been?
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With 16,000 people, Truckee isn't exactly
small. However, it is certainly bursting with small town charm. This scenic mountain town is truly special, attracting visitors all year long. It's most well-known for being in such close proximity to Northern California's crown jewel, Lake Tahoe. On top of Tahoe, the town offers a variety of epic outdoor activities that are sure to keep you busy on your next adventure.
1. Tahoe Treetop Adventure Parks
This Tahoe-based adventure company is located just outside of Truckee and gives visitors the opportunity to experience the wilderness in a truly unique way. Their rope courses vary in difficulty depending on skill level and are an awesome way to spend a day among the treetops. Breathe in the fresh mountain air as you zip line through the trees at top speed. You can read more about this awesome adventure park
2. Donner Memorial State Park
Also located just outside of Truckee is Donner Memorial State Park. This is by far one of the finest state parks in the state with hiking trails, campgrounds, boating, fishing, and access to Donner Lake. In the winter time it's a popular area for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. This historical park is both a memorial to those who emigrated to California in the mid 1800s and one of the most pristine nature spots in the state.
3. Lake Tahoe
Lake Tahoe is definitely the most obvious attraction on this list. Many use Truckee as a base camp while adventuring at Tahoe during the day. The largest freshwater lake in the Sierra Nevada, Tahoe is probably California's most beloved lake. No matter what time of year it is, Tahoe attracts thousands of visitors to the area for the breathtaking views and the endless recreational opportunities.
4. The Truckee River
The Truckee River is one of the town's most incredible natural attractions. With the spectacular Sierra Nevada Mountains acting as a backdrop to the river, it's a popular place for both locals and travelers. During the summer you'll see dozens of people floating down the river. The Truckee River is also home to some world class fishing, so you'll often see anglers on the river banks at any given time. There's really no better place to experience all the beauty that the Sierras have to offer.
5. Northstar California
Northstar is home to over 3,000 acres of gorgeous ski terrain, making it a hotspot for skiers and snowboarders during winter. Whatever your skill level is, Northstar is the perfect place to experience the slopes. The resort has been nationally recognized as one of the best ski resorts in the country. With a laid-back atmosphere and impeccable trails, this place is a paradise for powderhounds.
6. Castle Peak
Castle Peak is one of the most popular peaks at Donner Summit. The area offers endless hiking and biking trails, along with skiing opportunities in the winter. Reaching the summit of Castle Peak is a must for any die hard outdoorsman. The peak is popular both because of its easily accessible location off of I-80 and the fact that it can be climbed any time of the year.
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