Angels Camp, CA Things to Do

Whether visiting or living in this California destination, there are many things to see and do. Here are attractions, activities and events of interest:


Angels Camp history


Angels Camp, California Dining and Conversation


Calaveras County Fair and Jumping Frog Jubilee





37th Annual Snyders' Valley Springs POW WOW – Sept. 2-5, 2011 209-772-9977 1290 Paloma Rd. Valley Springs 95252

Featuring gems and minerals, over 200 vendors, Mountain Men demonstrations, Native American dancing, antique gas engines, camping, remote controlled airplanes, music, jewelry, crafts, food,and more all on a working cattle ranch. It's Fun and it's Free! Angels Camp Museum 209-736-2963 753 S. Main St. (Hwy 49) Angels Camp 95222 Featuring more than three acres of extensive historic treasures and exhibits, including new Mark Twain Exhibit. One of the finest Wagon/Carriage and Gold Rush Artifact collections. Family Gold Panning Fun and Picnic areas. Angels Camp RV and Camping Resort 209-736-0404 888-398-0404 3069 Highway 49, P O Box 847 Angels Camp 95222

Family-friendly park with 82 sites. Full hook-ups, comfortable lodges, rustic cabins and tent sites. Pool, playground, sand volleyball, horseshoes, kitchen pavillion, laundry, propane, dump station, free WiFi available. Groups/pets welcome. Angels Camp to San Andreas Bike Ride Length: 16 miles Surface: Asphalt Climbing: Approximately 600 feet, return is 1600 feet Road or Mountain Bike Start: Go 10 miles down Dogtown Road to Fricot City Road. Go about 200 yards to Calaveritas Road. Turn left and go about 6 miles to San Andreas. Turn left onto Mountain Ranch Road to downtown to San Andreas, about ½ mile. Highlights: Very low traffic, historic mining towns of Dogtown, Calaveritas and San Andreas. Visit the county's museum and check out historic San Andreas. Angels Pool-Tryon Park Angels Camp Next to Tryon Park. Annual Logging Jamboree September 3, 2011 White Pines Arnold Annual Logging Jamboree held at White Pines Lake, near the Sierra Nevada Logging Museum. Contact 209-728-1407 Bear Valley Adventure Company 209-753-2834 #1 Bear Valley Road. P O Box 5120 Bear Valley 95223

Flatwater kayak and mountain bike rentals, lessons and sales, fishing supplies and bait, gas, mini mart, maps and information. Bear Valley Cross Country & Adventure Company 209-753-2834 #1 Bear Valley Road, P O Box 5120 Bear Valley 95223

65 Km. of scenic groomed track, skating and snowshoeing trails, four trailside huts, trailside cafe. Sledding hill. Complete cross country ski rental and lesson programs. Bear Valley Mountain 209-753-2301 Highway 4 at Highway 207, P O Box 5038 Bear Valley 95223

Spectacular snow sports destination, averaging over 30′ annually at 8,500′ summit . 67 runs, 1900 vertical feet, 10 lifts, beginner carpet lift. Lift tickets, rentals and learn to ski/board packages. Child care for 2+. Bear Valley Music Festival 209-753-2574 or 800-458-1618 P O Box 5068 Bear Valley 95223

July 31-August 15, 2010. Celebrating 40+ years of music in the High Sierras offering classical, jazz, headliners, and opera performed by a full symphony orchestra, international soloists, legendary entertainers, and renowned opera stars. Great family destination. Bear Valley Snowmobile 209-753-2323 132 Bear Valley Rd., P O Box 5190 Bear Valley CA 95223

Rent a snowmobile by the hour to enjoy the beautiful groomed trails of Stanislaus Forest. Enjoy scenic views of Lake Alpine, Spicer Reservoir and many other points of interest. Fun for the whole Family! Big Horn Mobile Home Park 209-736-2075 314 S. Main St. Angels Camp 95222 RV spaces available in quiet family park close to grocery store, and full hookups for RV camping. Monthly rate $410 and daily rate $25, but subject to change. No tent sites. Black Chasm Cavern, National Natural Landmark (Open daily, year round) 209-736-2708 or 866-762-2837 15701 Volcano Pioneer Rd. Volcano 95689

Explore beautiful trails and chambers in this enchanting National Natural Landmark cave on 50-minute guided walk tours. See sparkling flowstones, stalactites and hugh clusters of rare, crystalline helictite formations. Black Oak Casino 877-747-8777 19400 Tuolumne Rd. North (Route E17) Tuolumne 95379

Black Oak Casino, proudly owned and operated by the Tuolumne Band of Me-Wuk Indians. 1,200 slots, 24 table games, Poker Room, 8 restaurants and bars, 24-lane Brunswick Bowling Center, Kid's Arcade. Willow Creek Lounge entertainment. Black Sheep Winery 209-728-2157 221 Main St. Murphys 95247

Black Sheep is different from the rest. Find us in the little yellow house on Main Street near Alchemy. Home to "True Frogs", our whimsical line of frog wines. Open daily 11-5. Bridlewood Equestrian Center 209-785-8272 or 209-694-5094 82290 Steeplechase Dr. Copperopolis 95228

For the love of a horse. Offering: shows clinics, training and boarding. Broll Mountain Vineyards 209 728-9750 106 Main St., Murphys 95247 P O Box 6245, Arnold 95223

Broll Mountain Vineyards produces 100% estate bottled Syrah, Merlot, Petite Sirah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Roussanne as well as olive oil from their Murphys vineyards. Open Friday – Sunday 1-5, and Monday – Thursday by appointment. Calaveras Big Trees State Park 209-795-2334 Reservations 800-444-PARK Highway 4-three miles east of Arnold Arnold 95223 Few natural wonders rival the majestic beauty of the two magnificent groves of giant sequoias at Calaveras Big Trees State Park. Campgrounds, picnic areas and miles of hiking, biking, snowshoe and cross country trails(cross country skiing and snowshoeing in winter) make Calaveras Big Trees one of the county's most popular year-round destinations. Interpretive center includes visual and hands-on exhibits about the Park's history and natural environment. Staff and trained docents conduct a variety of summer interpretive programs for all ages. Reservations can be made by calling Reserve America 800-444-PARK. Calaveras California Historical Landmark Driving Tour Calaveras County has more State Historical Landmarks than any other California County. The National Register of Historic Places lists each of them with addresses and other information. Perfect for a scenic day trip in beautiful Calaveras County! Calaveras County Fair and Jumping Frog Jubilee May 19 – 22, 2011 209-736-2561 101 Frogtown Rd., Angels Camp

You don't want to miss this fun and historic event that highlights Calaveras County's rich history. Enjoy the Frog Jump International Competition, carnival rides, livestock, big name entertainment and much more! Make your own Countdown Clocks Calaveras County Fairgrounds 209-736-2561 101 Frogtown Rd. Angels Camp 95222

Visit the Calaveras County Fairgrounds. Calaveras County Museum Complex 209-754-4658 30 N. Main St. San Andreas 95249

Courthouse, Jail Yard (where the legendary Black Bart was jailed) and Hall of Records. Displays dating to the Gold Rush era. Outstanding Mi Wok Indian exhibit includes artifacts, photos and quotes revealing Mi Wok lifestyle. Open 10-4 daily except major holidays. Calaveras Genealogical Society 209-754-3918 P O Box 184 Angels Camp 95222 Meetings, 2nd Tuesday each month (except July) at Calaveras County Library (also, Genealogical Library), Government Center, San Andreas, 10-noon. Records dating back to 1850 located at Calaveras County Archives. Calaveras Grape Stomp October 1, 2011 209-754-0127 Murphys Community Park

Every year on the first Saturday in October you will find a crowd gathered to watch and take part in the Annual Grape Stomp. The event celebrates harvest and the rich wine industry of Calaveras County. Come and stomp a few pounds of grapes or simply be a spectator at this fun and crazy event! Along with the event, the Gold Rush Street Faire takes place with over a hundred vendors for you to peruse. Calaveras Lumber Co., Inc. 209-736-4601 155 S. Main St. Angels Camp 95221 Full service Ace hardware, lumber, building materials, paint, lawn & garden, and gifts. Seasonal Christmas Store. One stop shopping with friendly local service. Open seven days a week. Calaveras Pool Calaveras High School, San Andreas In San Andreas at Calaveras High School. Calaveras Visitors Center 209-736-0049 1192 S. Main St Angels Camp 95222

Come see us in our quaint Visitors Center in historic downtown Angels Camp. This wonderful rest area is provided by the City of Angels Camp for the benefit of visitors and residents alike. Gather information on local events, attractions, lodging, dining and more. Find some fun souvenirs to take home! Open daily. CalaverasGROWN P O Box 2101 San Andreas 95249

CalaverasGROWN is a non-profit countywide marketing and education program, assists local agricultural producers and brings communities together for support and growth of agriculture, agri-tourism, and preservation of open space in Calaveras County. California Cashmere Company 209-754-5751 P O Box 1030 San Andreas CA 95249

The largest cashmere producing ranch in California. Farm store with 100% cashmere products; fiber, yarn, knitwear, classes, custom ordering, breeding stock and more…. By appointment only. California Cavern-State Historic Landmark (open year round) 209-736-2708 or 866-762-2837 9565 Cave City Rd. Mountain Ranch 95246

California's first show cave, delighting visitors since 1850, features an enchanting trail with beautiful cystalline formations in historical and recently discovered pristine areas. Also available-wild cavern expeditions by reservation. Fantistic gift shopping for books, science, nature, mineral and gem supplies and educational toys. California Zip Lines (open daily, year round) 209-736-2708 or 866-762-2837 5350 Moaning Cave Rd. Vallecito 95251

Race high above the beautiful Gold Country foothills at up to 40 mph on thrilling twin zips 1/4 mile long! Check website for weight limits. No experience necessary. Also ride tandem and super style. Camp Connell General Store 209-795-1121 4036 Highway 4 Camp Connell 95223 Historic community gathering place for visitors and residents of Ebbetts Pass since 1928. Wide selection of beer, wine, groceries, espresso, sandwiches, gifts, clothing and sporting goods, and Chevron Gas. Open daily. Chatom Vineyards 209-736-6500 or 800-435-8852 1969 Highway 4, Douglas Flat 95229 P O Box 2730, Murphys 95247

Chatom Vineyards, a.k.a. the "jewel" of Calaveras County has developed a reputation for award-winning wines, hand-crafted from grapes grown from our own vineyard location. Visit our complimentary tasting room. Open daily from 11-5. Columbia State Historic Park in California Columbia State Historic Park in California offers California visitors an "up close and personal" glimpse into the days of California's Gold Rush in the nineteenth century. With a treasure trove of museums, diplays, tours, theater, local events and shopping opportunities, your friends and family can learn all about the facinating history of this period in California history while enjoying Columbia State Park's many attractions. Concours d'Elegance-September 24, 2011 Ironstone Vineyards Murphys CA

/ Copper Valley Trail Company 209-785-9801 403 Town Square Rd. Copperopolis 95228

Thousands of acres of gorgeous riding! Lakeside and creekside trails, bass pond fishing, overnight horse camping. Trailhead store with souvenirs, gold-panning, gem mining and pony rides. Specializing in family adventures! Copperopolis Town Square 866-276-4235 100 Town Square Rd. Copperopolis 95228

Visit, dine, shop, work and live. Gateway to the exciting recreational wonderland of Calaveras County. Historically sensitive, true country town character – an active park adding to pedestrian experience and relaxation. Creative Cookware L.L.C. 209-728-8303 402 B Main St. Murphys 95247

Creative Cookware LLC, a kitchen store featuring Casafina and Polish stoneware, quality bakeware, cookware, gourmet foods, cake decorating supplies, gadgets, and friendly service. Open 7 days a week. Ebbett's Pass Scenic Byway

/browse/byways/2305/ Ebbetts Pass is well-known for it's unparalleled scenic beauty and abundance of recreational opportunities. For interactive and detailed maps be sure and visit the Scenic 4 website. For a drive you are sure to enjoy take Highway 4 to Ebbetts Pass – it's the Sierra Crest at it's Best! Ebbett's Pass Sporting Goods 209- 795-1686 925 Highway 4 Arnold 95223

"Where the Adventure Begins" we carry fishing tackle, licenses, camping, hiking shoes, hunting supplies, snow boots, toys, and Sno-Park passes. We rent skis, snowshoes and snowboards, catering to your family needs. Open daily. Feeney Park Murphys Soccer, baseball fields and skate park Fine-Things 209-795-1811 1276 Oak Circle Arnold 95223

Centrally located in Arnold's "Cedar Center." Focusing on unique gifts and accessories, "inspired by the eclectic." Great, ever changing, selection of jewelry, cards, home decor, candles, wall art and more. Frog's Tooth Vineyards 209-728-2700 380 Main St., Suite 5 Murphys 95247

Frog's Tooth Vineyards grows grapes for local wineries and estate made wines. Our medal winning wines are available to local Calaveras restaurants, markets and in our tasting room. Frogtown RV Park 209-736-2561, fax: 209-736-4276 2465 Gun Club Rd., P O Box 489 Angels Camp 95222

Located at the Calaveras County Fairgrounds. Featuring full hookups, water, power and sewer. The fairgrounds can host events large or small, outdoor or indoor. Frogtown – the best place to have your next event! Gateway Park Angels Camp Children's playground and picnic area. Glory Hole Recreation Area Length: Road Bike – 8 miles of low traffic roads Mountain Bike – 18 miles of single track, 4 connecting loops: Carson, Frontier, Buckbrush and Angels Arm Surface: Road bike – smooth asphalt Mountain bike – all dirt Climbing: Lowest to highest, about 340 feet Start: Road bike – Glory Hole Sporting Goods Market Mountain bike – various parking lots – look for the trailhead Highlights: Scenic, wildlife, exercise and endurance Glory Hole Sports 209-736-4333 2892 Highway 49 (at the entrance to New Melones Lake) Angels Camp 95222

Largest selection of fishing tackle and water sports equipment in the Mother Lode! Texaco fuel, full-service deli, ice cold beer to drink here or to go, marine and camping accessories. Gold Cliff Mine (available year round by reservation) 209-736-2708 or 866-762-2837 Angels Camp 95222

Step back in time and explore this historic gold mine on a 2-1/2 to 3-1/2 hour Adventure trip combining challenging exploration with Gold Rush history and folklore. Gold Rush Street Faire-October 1, 2011 209-736-2580 Main St Murphys Shopping is to "live for" at the Annual Gold Rush Street Faire, as Main Street fills with over 100 booths of quality arts and crafts, antiques, handcrafted goods, jewelry, clothing, collectibles, and food booths, in addition to Murphys' multitude of one-of-a-kind specialty shops. The event is hosted by the Feeney Park Foundation, and has been a valued tradition in Murphys for many years. Gold Strike Village Mobilehome & RV Park 209-754-3180 1925 Gold Strike Rd., Route 2, P O Box 658 San Andreas 95249

Gold mine and mining artifacts, Olympic swimming pool, shady trees, clean heated restrooms, hot showers, laundry, propane refills, clubhouse, mobilehome and RV hookups, facilties for tents and clubs. Golden Pines RV Resort & Campground 209-795-2820 2869 E. Highway 4 Arnold 95223

Family RV park at 5,000′ elevation. Full hookups, tent sites, sleeper rental cabins, pool, playground, games, rec hall upon request, restrooms with coin showers, laundry,and phone. Located in the Sierras. Goldrush Originals 209-736-0044 or 1-888-49R-MNR (497-6467) 1227 S. Main St. Angels Camp 95222 Experience the thrill of discovering gold! Pan for gold in the moners' cabin, or go prospecting for gold on an outdoor adventure tour. View unique gold pan art in the Galleria, available for purchase. Greenhorn Creek Resort 209-729-8111 711 McCauley Ranch Rd. Angels Camp 95222

"A classic parkland setting with a California Golden Touch" Robert Trent Jones II. Par 72 course with practice facility, PGA lessons and rental clubs available. Tournaments, events and group play welcome. Enjoy dinner at CAMPS Restaurant & Steakhouse. Hatcher Winery 209-605-7111 419 Main St. Murphys 95247 4667 French Gulch Rd. Murphys 95247

Hatcher Winery features limited-production premium wines from Calaveras, Sonoma and Sierra Foothill Vineyards. Visit our historic cellar tasting room in downtown Murphys (across from Grounds Restaurant). Open Friday-Sunday 11-5, or by appointment. Horse and Barrel 209-728-9333 2000 Nickerson Lane Murphys 95247

Saddle up with Horse and Barrel for a rural adventure in California's premiere gold and wine country. Relax in beautiful vineyard landscapes on horseback while enjoying Calaveras' award winning wines. Indian Rock Vineyards Owned and Operated by the Bauer Family 209-728-8514 1154 Pennsylvania Gulch Rd. Murphys 95247

Indian Rock Vineyards provides a wonderful setting for afternoon picnics or simply tasting our award winning wines. Our vineyard is planted into 14 different varietals. We are open Friday-Sunday 12-5. Irish Vineyards 209-736-1299 2849 Highway 4 Vallecito 95251

Wines made with the finest, most flavorful grapes blended to perfection, creating the best wines available. Located on the corner of Highway 4 and Parrotts Ferry Rd., use Batten Road entrance. Open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 2-5. Saturday and Sunday, 11-5. Ironstone Heritage Museum 209-728-1251 1894 Six Mile Rd. Murphys 95247

Established as a tribute to the Gold Rush, the Heritage Museum presents artifacts from 19th century gold mining as well as from early Native American inhabitants. Ironstone Vineyards 209-728-1251 1894 Six Mile Rd. Murphys 95247

Sierra Foothills winery and entertainment complex offering tours and tasting. Tours feature aging cavern, landscaped gardens and amphitheatre. Enjoy the Alhambra Pipe Organ, Heritage Museum and Jewelry Shop. On-site delicatessen. Ironstone Vineyards Summer Concert Series 209-728-1251 1894 Six Mile Rd. Murphys 95247

Outstanding entertainment in a unique setting. Voted the best place to see live music in Calaveras County. Amphitheatre boasts a beautiful and intimate setting as well as amazing sound quality. Jackson Rancheria Casino & Hotel 800-822-WINN 12222 New York Ranch Rd. Jackson 95642

Enjoy 24 hour gaming fun with over 1,500 slot & video machines, 50+ tables, Poker Room, High Limit Room, restaurants, RV Park, gas station, entertainment, gift shop, Hotel & Conference Center. Jillian Day Spa & Salon 209-728-3939 7 Highway 4 Murphys 95247

Voted "Best Day Spa" year after year! At Jillian, both men and women enjoy pampering spa and salon treatments with premier customer service…all in a relaxing atmosphere. Kelly's Drug Store 209-754-3595 64 E. St. Charles St. San Andreas 95249 A full service pharmacy, offering gifts, stationery, greeting cards, and toys. Kelly's is a San Andreas institution. You'll always find what you need at Kelly's Drug Store. Open Monday through Friday 9-6 and Saturday 9-4. Kline's Fitness Center Pool Kline's Fitness Center, Arnold 75′ pool. La Contenta Golf Club 209-772-1081 1653 Highway 26, P O Box 249 Valley Springs 95252

The best value in the Gold Country! La Contenta offers rolling terrain, majestic vistas and a wonderful course layout to ensure your round a total joy. Breakfast and lunch served daily at the Vista Grille in comfortable surroundings either inside or outside on the beautiful deck overlooking the 1st hole and 9th green. Happy hour and fine dining on Friday Nights! Lake Camanche 209-763-5121 11700 Wade Ln. Burson 95225

Overnight accommodations feature lakeside camping, RV sites and furnished cottage and motel units. Excellent Bass and Trout fishing provide year-round fishing access. Water sports available at Lake Camanche include water-skiing, personal watercraft, and wakeboarding. Laraine Wines/Gerber Vineyards 209-736-4766 3675 Six Mile Rd. Vallecito 95251

Nestled in the Sierra foothills with breathtaking views, Laraine Winery is one of the most beautiful vineyards in the region. Sample handcrafted wines in a relaxed and tranquil environment. Open Friday-Sunday 11-5. Lumberjack Days- October 1, 2011 209-293-4325 Downtown Westpoint The Annual Lumberjack Days parade and festival celebrates the lumber history of Calaveras County. It takes place in downtown West Point on the first Saturday of October. Complete with vendors, lumberjack competitions, a parade and car show, this event is fun for the whole family! Marble Quarry RV Park & Cabins 209-532-9539 11551 Yankee Hill Rd. Columbia 95310

A Park, Not just a Place to Park. Ten minute scenic walk to historic Columbia. Family oriented, quet, CLEAN and friendly. Hot showers, pool, playground. Camping cabins. AAA approved. Marisolio Tasting Bar 209-238-0788 488 Main St., Suite 101 Murphys 95247

Olive us welcome you to the world's most unique olive oil and balsamic vinegar tasting room. Join us to tickle your taste buds with worldwide varieties and other olive delights! Marredda Park Mokelumne Hill Public tennis courts, ball fields, picnic tables, equestrian center and restrooms. Mercer Caverns 209-728-2101 Sheep Ranch Rd., P O Box 509 Murphys 95247

Beautiful, unusual crystalline formations; stalactites, stalagmites, soda straws, curtains, Angels wings, and more. Nature proves herself an artist and welcomes visitors year round to see her in this magnificent subterranean wonderland. Metate Hill Vineyards 209-728-8983 448-C Main St., Murphys 95247

We grow only Spanish varieties and craft wines inspired by the most famous wine regions in Spain. Visit our tasting room featuring Spanish decor and products. Open Friday – Sunday 12 – 6 and Monday – Thursday by appointment. Middleton's 209-736-4617 Mark Twin Shopping Center, 374 N. Main St. Angels Camp 95221 Featuring furniture and applicances. GE, Frididaire, Bosch, and Electrolux appliances, TV's, La-Z-Boy, Ashley, Simmons Beautyrest and Tempur-pedic Mattresses and Bedding. Hoover and Simplicity Vacuums. Family owned since 1955. Middleton's Hallmark 209-736-4931 Mark Twin Shopping Center, 362 N. Main St. Angels Camp 95221 Gold Crown Hallmark, best selection of cards and gifts in Angels Camp! Yankee Candle, Willow Tree, Jim Shore, Precious Moments, Fenton, Webkinz and more! See our yarn and notion department. Millerosa's STAR for a Day 209-736-4758 4625 Camp Nine Rd. Vallecito 95251

Ever wonder what it might be like to star in your own western? Round up your friends, family or co-workers and head on over to Millerosa's. Costumes, scripts and set provided. Your "Western" is then filmed, edited and copied for you to take home. Milliaire Winery 209-728-1658 276 Main St., Murphys 95247

Milliaire wines are marked by richness and balance expressing the personality of each vineyard, specializing in Zinfandel, Syrah, Petite Sirah, and Port. We invite you to enjoy our award-winning selections. Open daily 11-5. Moaning Cavern-(Open daily year round) 209-736-2708 or 866-762-2837 5350 Moaning Cave Road off Parrotts Ferry Rd. Vallecito 95251 moaning

Decend deep underground on a guided walk tour, rappel by rope 165-feet or reserve a challenging Adventure Trip. Above ground, race 1/4 mile on thrilling twin zip lines or climb our new custom climbing tower. Mokelumne Hill Historic Park Mokelumne Hill Historic buildings, picnic area and restrooms. Mokelumne Hill History Society 8328 Main St. Mokelumne Hill 95245 Archives and exhibit of historical memorabilia from the Mokelumne Hill area, once populated by nearly 10,000 people. Open Tuesday-Friday; call Mokelumne Hill Branch Library (209) 286-0507 for hours. Motherlode Motorsports 209-736-2700 536 North Main St. Angels Camp 95222 132 Bear Valley Rd., Bear Valley 95223

Have FUN renting a three wheeled SPYDER roadster motorcyle and explore California's historic gold rush country and mountainous alpine splendors like Yosemite National Park and California's Scenic Hwy 4 Byway. No motorcycle license needed! Mountain Pedaler 209-736-0771 352 S. Main St. Angels Camp 95221 Full range of bicycles, clothing and accessories as well as custom-made bikes. Excellent sales and repair shop staff. Stop by and we'll fit you with the perfect bike. Local trail maps and rides available. Mountain Ranch Community Park Mountain Ranch Picnic areas, playground, and ball field. Murphys Community Park Murphys Shaded picnic areas, playground, gazebo, creek access. Murphys Community Pool Murphys Near downtown Murphys. Murphys Irish Day – March 19, 2011 Murphys 95247

Celebrates Murphys' Irish heritage and beckons visitors and locals with Irish musicians and dancers, authentic Irish fare and wares, carriage rides, crafts booths, dancing in the streets, and storytelling. Parade at 11 am. Murphys Old Timers Museum 209-728-1160 470 Main St. Murphys 95247 Open Saturday – Monday 12 – 4. Dedicated to the preservation of history and artifacts of Murphys and its generations since the Gold Rush. North wall is the E. Clampus Vitus Wall of Comparative Ovations. Murphys Winery Bike Tour Length: ¼ to 14 miles Surface: Asphalt Climbing: Zero to 800 feet Start: Murphys Park Head West on Algiers to Main Street. Be sure to stop by Malvadino and Zucca Mountain Tasting rooms. Take a left onto Main Street and head over to Black Sheep Winery. From there, go back South on Main and hit Twisted Oak Winery, Milliaire, Domaine Becquet and French Hill. You may also stop at the Stevenot Tasting Room downtown, but if you're more ambitious, head west on Sheep Ranch Road. You'll do a little climbing on this scenic route into San Domingo Valley where Stevenot Winery is nestled in the canyon. As you head into the canyon, just remember you'll be climbing back out! From Murphys Park, you may want to head south on Algiers and then take a left onto Six Mile Road. Go about 1 mile to Ironstone Vineyards. It's just a slight climb and evens out at the top. Grab lunch at their fabulous deli! Upon leaving you can either take the easy ride back into Murphys or extend your ride: Coming out of the Ironstone parking lot go right. The asphalt will soon turn to gravel. Meander down this pretty road and you will soon overlook Gerber Vineyards. Stop at the quaint tasting room and learn about Laraine Wines. Continue on Six mile Road and make a left onto Highway 4. Ride the highway back to Murphys, but don't miss Chatom Vineyards in Douglas Flat – it's right on the way! Highlights: History, Food, Wine and Spectacular Scenery. Music in the Parks Series, Calaveras County Arts Council 209-754-1774 22 N. Main Street P.O. Box 250 San Andreas 95249

Each summer the Calaveras County Arts Council offers a series of free summer concerts on Wednesday evenings at various parks throughout the county. "Ovations" presents winter performances of top-notch artists at the Breat Harte Theatre. Please see the Calendar of Events for specific dates, times and to see who will be performing. Natural Bridges Hike This beautiful two-mile round trip hike will lead you to spectacular limestone caverns that have been carved out by Coyote Creek. Getting There: Highway 4 to Parrots Ferry Road. Go about 4 miles and park at the marked trail head. Neilsen Park San Andreas Picnic tables and stream access. New Hogan Lake – US Army Corps of Engineers 209-772-1343 2713 Hogan Dam Rd. Valley Springs 95252 Located in the Sierra Nevada foothills 30 miles east of Stockton, is the perfect place for camping, water sports, fishing, hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding. Make reservations through 1-877-444-6777 New Melones Lake Marina 209-785-3300 6503 Glory Hole Rd., P O Box 1389 Angels Camp 95222

Full service marina on the third largest reservoir in California, slip rentals, luxury houseboats, fishing and patio boats, gas and convenience store. ELEGANT ADVENTURE. New Melones Lake/Bureau of Reclamation 209-536-9094, Reservations: 877-444-6777 or 6850 Studhorse Flat Rd. Sonora 95370 12,500 acre-lake with camping, day-use, hiking, biking, boating, wildlife viewing. 305 campsites and 2 group camps reservable year round. Coin-op showers, no hook ups. Entrance gates open 4:00am to 11:00pm(Winter 9:00pm) Boat launch, day use, trails. Interpretive programs. Visitor Center and Museum. New Melones Visitors Center 209-536-9094 6850 Studhorse Flat Rd. Sonora 95370 12,500 acre lake, Camping, day use, hiking, biking, boating, wildlife viewing, beautiful lake views, 2 recreation areas. Museum & Visitors Center, 7 miles south of Angels Camp on Highway 49. Visitor services, displays and exhibits on Natural and Cultural History. Year round interpretive programs. Open daily 10:00 am to 11:00 pm (Winter 9:00 pm). Camping reservations 1-877-444-6777 Newsome-Harlow Wines 209-728-9817 403 Main St. Murphys 95247

Combine hand-farmed varietals with years of local industry experience and you can expect exciting things from this new generation of Calaveras vintners. Open Monday & Thursday 12-5, Friday & Saturday 11-6 and Sunday 11-5:30. Next! Upscale Resale 209-728-2274 220 Big Trees Rd. Murphys 95247 Consignment at its best! Not just a store, it's an adventure. Why pay the difference when you can't tell the difference? O.A.R.S. Outdoor Adventure River Specialists 209-736-4677 2687 Highway 49, P O Box 67 Angels Camp 95222

O.A.R.S. offers half-day to week-long rafting adventures on over 35 rivers of the West, including California's South, Middle and North Fork American, Tuolumne, Merced and North Fork of the Stanislaus. View video. Once Upon A Time On The Square 209-785-6828 401 Town Square Rd., Copperopolis 95228

Eclectic shop featuring new and used books, candles, jewelry, pottery, jigsaw puzzles, toys and more. Children's corner and game tables of checkers, chess or backgammon at window-side overlooking Copper Town Square. Come shop and play! Pardee Lake Recreation 209-772-1472 4900 Stony Creek Rd. Ione 95640

One of the most beautiful settings in the Mother Lode. Easy drive from valley and bay area locations. Perfect outing for day or weekend of picnicking, camping, fishing, RV'ing and relaxing with the family.

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