Snow Sledding Near Sonora, Ca

The winters here in Tuolumne County bring a whole new set of outdoor activities to enjoy and one of the most popular activities is snow sledding. Not just because it’s fun but it’s also free (in most cases), it doesn’t required a lot of skill and you don’t have to buy a bunch of expensive equipment […]

Pioneer Park in Columbia

Pioneer Park

Pioneer Park is a good sized public park on the outskirts of Columbia. This park has ample room for picnicking with plenty of tables, a restroom and water fountains. In addition Pioneer Park has a baseball diamond, batting cage and a small play structure for the little kids. This park sits right in the middle […]

49er Rotary Park

49er Rotary Park was built in November of 2000 by the generous hands of community volunteers. This public park has a large picnic area, skate park  and a gigantic playground dubbed “Heaven for Kids”. The playground is arguably the best in Tuolumne County with it’s enormous wooden play structure consisting of various tunnels, slides, a climbing wall, monkey […]

Fresh, Local Produce

Mountain People Organics

Mountain People Organics (MPO) is not your typical farmers’ market, it is a Farmers’ Market, Cottage Kitchen, Market Place and Buying Club all in one. The best part is it’s open year-round for those who seek the best in fresh produce and artisan goods produced locally in the Mother Lode. The focus of Mountain People Organics […]

Stamp Mill

Foster’s Prospector Park

Foster’s Prospector Park is not your typical playground and is aimed more at history enthusiast who want to learn a little about the gold mining past of Sonora and the surrounding area. There are no picnic tables or benches for relaxing but there are three pieces of old mining equipment, each with a plaque explaining […]

Cabins in Cooper Meadow

Coyote Meadows to Cooper Meadow

Coyote Meadows to Cooper Meadow is a 3.75 mile one-way hike beginning at the Coyote Meadows Horse Camp in the Stanislaus National Forest and ending at Cooper Meadow in the Emigrant Wilderness. Cooper Meadow is titled after a rancher by the name of William F. Cooper who ranged cattle here back in the 1800’s. The […]

Willow Springs Park Lake

Willow Springs Park

Willow Springs Park is a public park in the town of Soulsbyville, five miles east of Sonora just off Hwy 108. This park offers amenities such as a play structure, swings, picnic area with bbq’s, group picnic area, baseball field, tennis courts and a basketball half court. In addition there is a small lake that […]

Old Camp Nine Bridge

Camp Nine Day Use Area

Camp Nine is a large, open recreation area on the Stanislaus River nine miles upstream from Parrotts Ferry Bridge. This area is a popular day spot for fishermen and weekend warriors looking to cool off from the summer heat. A little ways upstream from the Collierville Powerhouse is a large swimming hole rife with small […]