New adventures await you here in Auburn, California. If you are looking for great sight-seeing in a city with a comprehensive calendar of events, check out the area surrounding Copper Knoll Mini-Storage in Auburn, California.
Mid-Summer Local Events near Auburn, CA
Old Town Auburn is located just 32 miles northeast of Sacramento, CA. This area is where gold was first discovered in Placer County, and today features a host of special events all year round. You won’t want to miss the Old Town Art Gallery where you’ll find works by local artists, and the four museums retelling the history of the area. This city is a beautiful place to discover, relax, and enjoy a piece of Old California’s treasures. Check out these other events that you’re sure to like.
Gold, Meadows, and Rivers
Learn what the gold rush fever was all about as you try your luck at discovering gold. You can pan for gold just as the 49ers did back during the rush for gold out west. If you want something more relaxing, you can bike through meadows filled with oaks, or become a bit more adventurous and ride a raft down rapid-filled waters. Modern culture and history come together in this city on the west side of the Sierra Nevada.
Boaters can enjoy a quality wilderness experience on the American River where the North and Middle Forks come together. You will require a background in technical whitewater skills but will find this challenging and especially wild water one of the most exhilarating rides you’ve ever taken. Two and three-day trips are possible on this four-mile boating adventure.
Roads open to vehicles in the state and county parks are also open to bicycles. You can enjoy the Foresthill Divide Loop Trail that runs along the Grizzly Range and Foresthill Road that loops up to the Driver’s Flat. You can also discover the Olmstead Loop Trail, Stagecoach Trail, Lake Clementine Trail, and the Fuel Break Trail.
Horse Trails and Hikes
There are more than 100 miles of trails for you to discover by hiking or riding a horse. Trails wind through steep American River canyons, some of the most famous trails in the Western States Trail running from Lake Tahoe to Auburn.
Hidden Falls Regional Park
There are approximately 30 miles of trails in Hidden Falls used for running, biking, hiking, and horse riding. On these trails, you will find two observation decks providing incredible views of 30-feet plus waterfalls. You can also cross several creeks, cool off in swimming areas, or try your luck at fishing.
Mosquito Ridge – Bird Watching
The two-way, paved road, Mosquito Ridge has a lot curves and steep mountainside traverses. This road is a narrow, high ridge that is home to Little Oak Flat that looks almost out of place in this country. This area is in the northernmost grove of giant sequoias which contain six mature trees. This area is famous for its bird watching, so be sure to bring along your binoculars.
During the summer months, you can also find some fantastic Silver Screen movies and sit down to enjoy incredible foods at the many restaurants that will provide you with tasty meals from tacos to chicken and more. Our local community in and around Auburn, California has plenty of activities to keep you busy this summer.
This article originally appeared on Copper Knoll Self Storage’s blog at: http://www.copperknollministorage.com/blog/mid-summer-local-activities/.