Tahoe Expo 2012 – Adventure Tracks

Tahoe Expo Adventure Tracks

September 8th and 9th — Tahoe Expo 2012 – Adventure Tracks Experience Lake Tahoe a whole new way when you participate in one or more of the Tahoe Expo Adventure Tracks. Presented by Sustainable Tahoe, the Tahoe Expo gives participants a seldom-seen look at Lake Tahoe’s natural and historical worlds. This is a fun and educational event that teaches about sustainable living practices. It takes place all around Lake Tahoe with 12 Adventure Tracks to choose from. Hike among black bears guided by a local naturalist, discover Lake Tahoe’s secret mafia history, or learn about fly fishing.... Read more »

Tour de Tahoe – Bike Big Blue – Ride to Cure Diabetes

Tour de Tahoe

September 9th – Rejuvenate yourself before winter sets in by biking around Lake Tahoe and enjoying fresh mountain air and gorgeous scenic beauty. Considered one of the most beautiful bike rides in the U.S., the 10th Annual Tour de Tahoe is a 72-mile scenic biking event that attracts more than 2,500 cyclists. Tour de Tahoe is recommended for conditioned recreational bicyclists, not for beginners with two challenging climbs, a 800-foot climb to a rest stop overlooking Emerald Bay and a 1,000-foot climb to the junction at Spooner Summit. Enjoy many short ascents and descents that total over... Read more »

Visiting The Tahoe Maritime Museum

A few weeks ago on our way to Tahoe City our family decided to take a detour and pay a visit to The Tahoe Maritime Museum. Little did we know what a treat was in store for us and our five year old daughter. We walked away with a new found appreciation of Lake Tahoe’s maritime history and also the many volunteers and donators who are dedicated to preserving it. Just the beauty of The Tahoe Maritime Museum from the outside would peak anyone’s curiosity. The exterior of the museum is reminiscent of an old boathouse that is filled with donated boats, antique propellers, period close, artifacts,... Read more »

Sawtooth Trail

Length: 9 mile loop Elevation Gain: 500 feet Terrain: single-track, smooth dirt, some scree deposits This adventure takes mountain bikers, runners, and day-hikers along the ridge between Squaw Valley and Northstar ski resorts. Many Truckee local’s like to bike the Sawtooth Trail for a fun excursion that is not too difficult. The gentle rolling single-track trail snakes through some rocky, sparse forest areas. The elevation gain tops off at 500 feet, and while most of the track is smooth dirt there is a challenging section with a lot of scree deposits. It is recommended that you take the trail... Read more »

Brockway Summit to Watson Lake

Distance: 13.4 miles round trip Elevation Change: 7000 ft. to 7760 ft. Hiking Watson Lake Trail: Casual hikers love Watson Lake for it’s beauty and seclusion. It is a perfect site for a picnic and swim with gorgeous views, wildflowers, and small wildlife. The trail is more of a scenic path on fairly flat terrain for the first 4.5 miles then a gentle climb for 2.2  miles to Watson Lake. A small area of the path can be a bit soupy until it dries out in the later part of summer. On the trail you will come across forest service roads, specifically Fiberboard Freeway (FSR 73) and the Tahoe Rim... Read more »

Lake Tahoe “Best Lake in America” by USA Today Readers’ Poll

USA Today August 10th newspaper announced their readers’ poll named ‘Big Blue’ Tahoe reigns as USA’s best lake. It’s no wonder with all the year-round outdoor activities to be had and some of the most amazing scenic beauty in North America is here at Lake Tahoe. If your debating on making a trip to Lake Tahoe this year then consider all that’s right at your fingertips like world class ski resorts, year-round fishing, boating galore, beaches, biking trails, back country hiking trails, camping and of course gaming casino action. This is just the “short list.” Take... Read more »

Tahoe Vista Recreation Area and Boat Launch

Tahoe Vista Recreation Area and Boat Launch underwent a total reconstruction that was completed in the summer 2006. Come enjoy the beach and picnic area on the 2.7 acre lakeshore property, with approximately 800 feet of lakeshore frontage. The Recreation Area includes lake access, a sheltered boat launching facility, picnic area, restrooms, sidewalks, and a large plaza area with interpretive signage. This is a Tahoe Vista local’s favorite so come get out on Lake Tahoe or catch some rays on the beach. One of North Lake Tahoe’s more quaint beaches to discover and the boat launch is easy... Read more »

Lake Tahoe Marathon Week of Events

Lake Tahoe Marathon

September 28-30, 2012 – Lake Tahoe Marathon Week of Events Do you enjoy running, walking, swimming, paddling, or pedaling? Runners from all over the country love to participate in the Lake Tahoe Marathon for its lush scenery and challenging terrain. Along with the marathon are 5-days of activities and over 30 events you can participate in. Expect additional sporting events such as fun runs, kayak races, swimming competitions and bicycle rides, or take part in more relaxing activities such as buffet dinners and sunset cruises on gorgeous Lake Tahoe. The marathon week is held at various locations... Read more »

Lake Tahoe Autumn Food & Wine Festival

Lake Tahoe Autumn Food and Wine Festival

September 1-9, 2012 at Northstar at Tahoe and Squaw Valley “A week long celebration of the senses.” When a cool fall breeze starts you blow in, you know it is time for the Lake Tahoe Autumn Food & Wine Festival 2012. Wow your palette with delightful foods and fantastic wines from Lake Tahoe’s best restaurants and some of the best wineries in the region. Attracting thousands of visitors each year, including many top names in food and wine, the festival features 8 days of culinary and wine-related events. Be a part of the grape stomp and alfresco luncheon, take a hands-on cooking... Read more »