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 […]

Catfish Lake

Pinecrest to Catfish Lake

Most adventurers in the Sonora area are familiar with Pinecrest Lake Loop but few are aware of the spur trails heading off the main trail to other scenic destinations. One of these being the trail to Catfish Lake, a one-mile hike off the main Pinecrest Lake Trail to a small natural lake that is a […]

Live Music at Caffe Blossom

Most people know Caffe Blossom for their excellent caffeinated beverages as well as their delicious breakfast and lunch offerings but Saturday evenings during the summer months they host a different local, live band on their outdoor stage. Their free summer concerts stretch from the month of May into October and is worth a stop if you enjoy […]

The Rock of Twain Harte

The Rock is mostly known for their excellent food (burgers and fish & chips are the best around) but they also have a quaint little bar that’s perfect for stopping in for a cold drink after a long day or while waiting for a table. The Rock has several flat screen TVs broadcasting local sports […]

Eagle Tavern

Eagle Tavern is located at the historic Eproson House in Twain Harte. With a large and airy bar and sitting area the Eagle Tavern has plenty of room for you and your friends to sit down with a cold one while enjoying the local atmosphere or live music which frequents this local hangout on most […]