Posted tagged ‘summer’

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.

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.

Special Information About July 4th

June 28, 2010

Hi folks. I thought I’d pass along a few bits of information relating to the 4th of July celebration at Tahoe. Those of you who have been here on previous years may already know some of this but a refresher won’t hurt and if it’s your first time  then you’ll be glad to know these things in advance.

  • Runoff from the snowmelt is causing the rivers and creeks to run especially high and swift. Be extremely careful if you go near any of them.
  • Although we had a wet spring, the past couple of weeks have really seen a quick drying out of the forest. Fire danger is increasing daily so please be careful with all sources of ignition. Campfires and charcoal grills are not permitted on the Forest Service beaches nor in the forest.
  • Usage or even possession of any kind of fireworks, including sparklers, within the Tahoe Basin is illegal and enforcement is strict.
  • Alcohol is banned on many of the area beaches, especially Nevada Beach, Zephyr Cove, and Zephyr Shoals.
  • Many of the Day Use areas charge higher fees on holidays so be prepared for it.
  • Traffic will probably be incredibly heavy and parking scarce so you might consider riding the Nifty 50 Trolley, which stops at most of the beaches and the casino area.

Above all, have a fun and safe holiday weekend and come back soon.