Archive for the ‘Summer Activities’ category

Labor Day Approaches

August 17, 2010

Well, folks, with the impending arrival of the Labor Day weekend the days of summer are nearing an end.  The lingering cold weather made it seem like a shorter than usual season.

If you haven’t already you might want to start thinking about coming up to the lake for a late summer visit.  Labor Day will be your last chance to see the fireworks until next spring.


Shakespeare Or Music

August 1, 2010

Each night through most of August you might wish to consider going to Sand Harbor over on the north shore of Lake Tahoe.  Five nights each week they have the plays of Shakespeare and the other two nights offer music concerts.

For tickets and more information Click Here.

Taylor Creek Visitor Center

July 27, 2010

Over on the southwest shore of Lake Tahoe, close to a mile past Camp Richardson, you’ll find the Taylor Creek Visitor Center.  Operated by the National Forest Service it is a Day Use Area and there is no entrance fee.

The main attraction is the Rainbow Trail, a 1/2 mile interpretive loop that meanders through meadows, native plant life, and alongside the banks of Taylor Creek.  At the halfway point the well maintained trail takes you down a ramp and into the Stream Profile Chamber.  There, a diverted section of the creek flows past large glass windows giving you a below the surface view of the stream and its inhabitants.

Give it a look-see, folks.  It’s well worth the short drive over there. For more information: Taylor Creek Visitor Center

The Old Lighthouse

July 21, 2010

Continuing on with D. L. Bliss State Park we also recommend taking the trail to the old lighthouse and then on around to Rubicon Point. The views of the lake and surrounding mountains are simply stunning. Be certain to have your camera with you.

At the park entrance ask the ranger for a brochure that has a map showing all the features and trails.

Enjoy the beauty and the fresh air.

Balancing Rock

July 13, 2010

 While you’re visiting the Lake Tahoe region you might consider taking a drive over to D.L. Bliss State Park for a short 1/2 mile hike to Balancing Rock.

It’s an easy nature trail with numbered stops along the way where you can learn about the geology, plants, and wildlife of the area.

You’ll also find a couple of other neat trails in the park and some small beaches. I think you will really enjoy it.

D.L. Bliss is located on the west shore a couple of miles north of the Emerald Bay State Park parking lot. For more information check out the website at: D.L. Bliss State Park.

Golf Tournament

July 7, 2010

Hey folks. If you’re of a mind to follow some celebrities while they knock little white balls around a golf course then the time is fast approaching for you to do that at Tahoe.

The 21st American Century Celebrity Golf Championship runs Tuesday, July 13 – Sunday, July 18.

For information check their website at:

4th Of July Weather

June 30, 2010

Hi folks. It is looking like the weather for the 4th of July weekend is going to be near perfect. Daytime temperatures should be in the mid to upper 70s while at night we’ll be looking at mid to upper 30s. Maybe add in a cloud or two floating by and a light daytime breeze.

Looks like the makings of a non-stop fun in the sun holiday. Be sure and bring some sun block so you won’t go home with a bright red nose.