We’ve told you before and we’ll say it again. “We LOVE the fall season in Truckee/Tahoe!” Think: quiet days, cool air, beautiful scenery, and a bountiful list of must-not-miss fall events that await you and yours. It’s a time to unplug, unwind, and wander into some of the most spectacular scenery on Earth.
To help you get here sooner than later, our team at our real estate office in Truckee, CA have hand-picked their favorite spots for “leaf peeping” throughout the High Sierra. And to top off a spectacular hike or two, we’ve also added a list of some of our best picks for fall events at the Lake and Truckee, too.
Want more ideas on where to go and what to do in Truckee/Tahoe? Just come on by the Elder Group Tahoe Real Estate Office in Truckee or contact us at any time!
LEAF PEEPING IN TRUCKEE / TAHOE
It’s views like this that remind us that the High Sierra is a playground for all, all year-round; with the fall season upon us, it’s certainly one of the many that reasons why we treasure the lifestyle that comes with home ownership in Truckee/Tahoe.
We love the fall … how it subliminally slows us down to consciously unplug and head into our backyards to explore the best of Mother Nature.
This year, we encourage you to take this time to experience the ‘slow season’ where clear blue skies, crisp clean air, and quiet nights are just the beginning of what you will treasure while you’re here … be it for a day, a week, or a lifetime in Truckee/Tahoe.
One of the more popular areas to hike is directly off I-80 up on Donner Summit in Norden, CA. The trail leads you thought the forest and ends at several lakes that just beg for a lazy afternoon picnic. Here’s a good review written on AllTrails.com by Helen Douglas who hiked here on September 8th: “The first mile or so over exposed granite is stunning, but there are times when it’s unclear which direction the trail is headed in. Once past this first mile, and over the railroad tracks, the trail is very clear and easy to follow. The next section up through forest is nice enough. Keep going, and the final approach towards the lakes makes it all worthwhile. Stunning mountain lake scenery. We ate lunch at the second lake.”
Just below Martis Peak, you will find a variety of trails that overlook Lake Tahoe’s north shore. The review on AllTrails.com by Chibi Techu had a nice recap and some good insight: “Great views! You can really get the layout of North Tahoe from here. From the inside of the lookout building at the summit, check out the map of the mountains just below the ceiling. If you’ve hiked other mountains in the area, it’s great to see everything labeled right above your head.”
Here’s a trail that we love to recommend as there’s not much traffic and lots of views. Just a month ago, one the gents that placed a review on AllTrails.com said this: “Very nice trail. Very little rough terrain. Beautiful river for much of the way and shaded 75% of the time. Ends with a beautiful view of the reservoir. Loved watching the patch of Aspen trees glimmer in the wind as the river flowed nearby.”
The trail is rated as moderate and offers ten miles (round-tip) of pure Sierra scenery. It starts in the Ponderosa Palisades and there’s a real good map on AllTrails.com. Highlights of the reviews suggest you do take a map and if you bring your dog, bring water for both of you. The best review follows: “It’s absolutely beautiful out there … so go explore God’s beautiful creation!”
This is a leaf peepers paradise! As stated on Truckee.com, this popular trail can be accessed on foot, skates, or bikes and is paved from start to finish. You can ride or hike from downtown on Bridge Street and continue up the canyon along Trout Creek. Along the way, take time to take in the fresh crisp fall air and fantastic fall colors throughout the forest overflowing with quaking Aspens.
WINE, MUSIC, FOOD & YOU!
In between your hiking and biking throughout the High Sierra, take time to take in some of the finest wines, brews, and cuisine in the West! Most of the events throughout the region are organized by non-profit agencies who will appreciate your support of their various missions to help those who need it most.
SEPTEMBER 20-22, 2019
Lake Tahoe Autumn Wine and Food Festival
This event is a must-not-miss event that was voted as one of the top 10 food festivals in the country.
Come celebrate the 34th anniversary of Lake Tahoe’s most prestigious food, wine, spirit and brew festival in the outdoor splendor of Northstar California Resort. Farm to table dinners, celebrity chefs, hands-on cooking demos, food, wine, beer and spirits pairings, trailside hikes and tastings, mixology series and the ultimate finale, the Sunday Culinary Competition and Grand Tasting occur all weekend long.
According to their website, this annual event transforms the Village at Squaw Valley into the “largest Bavarian playground in North Lake Tahoe, complete with authentic German beer, delicious food, Bavarian music, the ever-popular Oktoberfest Games and plenty of family fun.”
There’s plenty of entertainment throughout the day with Joe Smiell’s 20 Piece Bavarian Band and the Almenrausch Schuhplattler Dance Troops.
One more note: Don’t miss the Learn to Lacrosse Zone, brought to Squaw Valley by Warrior.
SEPTEMBER 28, 2019
The Tahoe City Downtown Association continues to come together to share their charming lakefront community with locals and visitors alike. Here’s another family-friendly event that is ‘everything Oktoberfest.!” And their promoters say it best:
“Featuring craft beers from some of the region’s best microbreweries, delicious local grub, Bavarian-themed games, a craft vendor village, live music, games, and more — you won’t want to miss this festive fall celebration!”
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