Celebrate Calaveras’ Beauty This Holiday Season

Celebrate Calaveras’ Beauty This Holiday Season


Calaveras Big Trees State Park

The incredible landscape of Calaveras and the Sierra Foothills is certainly not new territory for California hikers, bikers, campers, skiers, fishermen and nature lovers. From its rivers and lakes to its caverns and natural rock formations, from its rolling hills to its wildlife, it’s a wonderland for any fan of the outdoors.

This holiday season, take in the beauty of the land surrounding Murphys and Red Apple Ranch in a series of tours and celebrations. Take a break from the last-minute shopping and the food preparation to take a deep breath of fresh air and enjoy some time with friends and community.

DECEMBER 24: Guided Nature Hike at Calaveras Big Trees State Park
Meet at the Warming Hut at least one hour prior to the hike to sign up to borrow a pair of snowshoes if there’s snow (limited availability). What better time to give snowshoeing a try! No prior experience required.
WHEN: Saturday, December 24, 1:00 PM
WHERE: Calaveras Big Trees State Park, 1170 East Highway 4, Arnold, CA
For more information: Call 209-795-3840

DECEMBER 26: Holiday Nature Hunt Hike at New Melones
Hike along with a ranger on the Heron Point trail in search of a diversity of natural wonders. While it’s an easy, 2-mile hike, please bring water, snacks and wear shoes appropriate for hiking. Meet at the Tuttletown Entrance Station and then caravan down to the trailhead. Participants will receive a parking pass for the duration of the event.
WHEN: Monday, December 26, 10:00 AM
WHERE: New Melones Lake, Tuttletown Entrance Station, 7200 Reynolds Ferry Road, Sonora, CA 95370
For more information: Call 209-536-9543.

DECEMBER 28: Winter Wonderland at Calaveras Big Trees State Park
Events include a scenic wagon ride, crafts for kids, music for all and much more. Enjoy hot cocoa, hot apple cider & cookies. Tickets $12.50 adults & $8.50 children under 12. If space available- tickets at the door -$15.00 adults & $10.00 children. Tickets include entry to Calaveras Big Trees State Park.
WHEN: Wednesday, December 28, 11:00 AM-3:00 PM (regardless of weather).
WHERE: Calaveras Big Trees State Park, 1170 East Highway 4, Arnold, CA
For more information: Call 209-795-3840 or visit www.bigtrees.eventsbot.com