Susan Campi's Guide Book

Susan
Susan Campi's Guide Book

Sightseeing

Planning your visit is highly encouraged. You can do so on the government website Plan Your Visit page, www.nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/index.htm
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Planning your visit is highly encouraged. You can do so on the government website Plan Your Visit page, www.nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/index.htm
Historic roundhouse with intact and functioning steam locomotive running for rides through the country side. Check the website....in the Spring they have a Wild Flower Ride that is beautiful.
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Railtown 1897 State Historic Park
10501 Reservoir Road
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Historic roundhouse with intact and functioning steam locomotive running for rides through the country side. Check the website....in the Spring they have a Wild Flower Ride that is beautiful.
This is a great place to bring the kids. It is a preserved gold rush town complete with stage coach, characters in costume, stores and gold panning with rock shop. There are many historic-based interactive displays and museums, reenactments, original buildings, and people in costume who share about this original 1800’s gold rush town. No driving down the main street!
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Columbia State Historic Park
11255 Jackson Street
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This is a great place to bring the kids. It is a preserved gold rush town complete with stage coach, characters in costume, stores and gold panning with rock shop. There are many historic-based interactive displays and museums, reenactments, original buildings, and people in costume who share about this original 1800’s gold rush town. No driving down the main street!

Snow Skiing

Family Resort, Snow Boarding and Ski School, Lodge, Food
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Dodge Ridge Ski Resort
1 Dodge Ridge Road
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Family Resort, Snow Boarding and Ski School, Lodge, Food

Recreation

For swimming, boating, hiking, fishing, picnics or a night movie under the stars visit Pinecrest Lake. The drive there and back is relaxing and delivers outstanding views of the Stanislaus National Forest. Arrive at the lake before 9am to secure a BBQ/picnic bench and a parking spot. Over at the marina you can rent sailboats, party boats, paddle boats and kayaks. www.pinecrestlakeca.com
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Pinecrest Lake
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For swimming, boating, hiking, fishing, picnics or a night movie under the stars visit Pinecrest Lake. The drive there and back is relaxing and delivers outstanding views of the Stanislaus National Forest. Arrive at the lake before 9am to secure a BBQ/picnic bench and a parking spot. Over at the marina you can rent sailboats, party boats, paddle boats and kayaks. www.pinecrestlakeca.com
Moaning Caverns is home to the largest single cave chamber in California. The Spiral Chamber Tour leads visitors on a tour into the marble deposit of the Calaveras Formation over 165 feet before funneling into smaller passageways. Visitors may view the cavern’s main chamber by walking and climbing the narrow wooden staircase to a flat platform 65 feet underground. For the truly athletic and adventurous, from there, a ten-story spiral staircase leads down to a second platform at the base of the chamber.
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Moaning Caverns Adventure Park
5350 Moaning Cave Road
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Moaning Caverns is home to the largest single cave chamber in California. The Spiral Chamber Tour leads visitors on a tour into the marble deposit of the Calaveras Formation over 165 feet before funneling into smaller passageways. Visitors may view the cavern’s main chamber by walking and climbing the narrow wooden staircase to a flat platform 65 feet underground. For the truly athletic and adventurous, from there, a ten-story spiral staircase leads down to a second platform at the base of the chamber.
This is a famous place for being one of the deepest gold mines in the world (at 5912 feet), demonstrates how gold changed an entire way of life in California.
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Kennedy Gold Mine Tours
12594 Kennedy Mine Road
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This is a famous place for being one of the deepest gold mines in the world (at 5912 feet), demonstrates how gold changed an entire way of life in California.

Wine Tasting

Tuolumne and Calaveras Counties have award winning wine and varietals. Winery tasting rooms are located in downtown Jamestown, Sonora and Murphy’s. Murphy’s has the most tasting rooms in one area. One can easily visit multiple tasting rooms without re-parking in their downtown area. Restaurants, boutiques and shops line the downtown. If you prefer to visit the actual winery and see the wine making facility, go to the following location for downloadable maps www.calaveraswines.org/
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Murphys
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Tuolumne and Calaveras Counties have award winning wine and varietals. Winery tasting rooms are located in downtown Jamestown, Sonora and Murphy’s. Murphy’s has the most tasting rooms in one area. One can easily visit multiple tasting rooms without re-parking in their downtown area. Restaurants, boutiques and shops line the downtown. If you prefer to visit the actual winery and see the wine making facility, go to the following location for downloadable maps www.calaveraswines.org/
A small historic downtown with a mix of original 19th century hotels and outdoor patios, antique and vintage shops, wineries, restaurants, and shopping.
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Jamestown
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A small historic downtown with a mix of original 19th century hotels and outdoor patios, antique and vintage shops, wineries, restaurants, and shopping.

Gambling

There are two casinos in the area. The Black Oak Casino is in Tuolumne, 11 miles from the Cabin. Chicken Ranch Casino is in Sonora, 14 miles from the Cabin. Black Oak Casino has games, gambling, restaurants, shops, bowling, music, dancing, weekly and summertime entertainment. https://www.blackoakcasino.com/entertainment-acts/ * Black Oak Café has a seafood buffet on the weekend. * Seven Sisters restaurant has a Champagne Brunch on Sunday (reservations are recommended). Chicken Ranch Casino built a new facility in 2019 to support expanded Bingo, games, gambling and restaurants.
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Black Oak Casino Resort
19400 Tuolumne Rd N
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There are two casinos in the area. The Black Oak Casino is in Tuolumne, 11 miles from the Cabin. Chicken Ranch Casino is in Sonora, 14 miles from the Cabin. Black Oak Casino has games, gambling, restaurants, shops, bowling, music, dancing, weekly and summertime entertainment. https://www.blackoakcasino.com/entertainment-acts/ * Black Oak Café has a seafood buffet on the weekend. * Seven Sisters restaurant has a Champagne Brunch on Sunday (reservations are recommended). Chicken Ranch Casino built a new facility in 2019 to support expanded Bingo, games, gambling and restaurants.
Bingo, slots, gaming, restaurant
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Chicken Ranch Casino
16929 Chicken Ranch Road
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Bingo, slots, gaming, restaurant

Hard Cider Apple Ranch

This is a hard cider farm located in Sonora not far from the cabin in an area called Apple Valley. A family run business, the family harvests apples from their farm to make mash into organic-hard apple cider and vodka. Cider tasting and tours are given on the weekend. Interpretive walks over the covered bridge and through the apple orchards are done at your leisure. Picnic tables are provided for your enjoyment.
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Indigeny Reserve
14679 Summers Lane
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This is a hard cider farm located in Sonora not far from the cabin in an area called Apple Valley. A family run business, the family harvests apples from their farm to make mash into organic-hard apple cider and vodka. Cider tasting and tours are given on the weekend. Interpretive walks over the covered bridge and through the apple orchards are done at your leisure. Picnic tables are provided for your enjoyment.

Food scene

Located a few miles away, Cover's Apple Ranch is your destination for family fun and great food. Saturdays, ride on the miniature train through tunnels and around the pond, play in the tree house, and visit the barnyard animals. Then head up to the main ranch house for home-style food from the deli and delicious homemade baked goods from the bakery. Don't forget the fresh-pressed, 100% natural cider to go with it. Plan this activity for SATURDAY: Covers is closed on Sunday.
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Cover's Apple Ranch
19211 Cherokee Road
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Located a few miles away, Cover's Apple Ranch is your destination for family fun and great food. Saturdays, ride on the miniature train through tunnels and around the pond, play in the tree house, and visit the barnyard animals. Then head up to the main ranch house for home-style food from the deli and delicious homemade baked goods from the bakery. Don't forget the fresh-pressed, 100% natural cider to go with it. Plan this activity for SATURDAY: Covers is closed on Sunday.
Microbrewery with good food in historic building.
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The Standard Pour
19040 Standard Road
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Microbrewery with good food in historic building.
Microbrewery and good food in Arnold. 45 minutes from Sonora
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Snowshoe Brewing Company
2050 CA-4
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Microbrewery and good food in Arnold. 45 minutes from Sonora
GREAT Kobe Beef Burgers!
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The Rock of Twain Harte
23068 Fuller Road
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GREAT Kobe Beef Burgers!
Beer on tap
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Sonora Tap Room
1 Linoberg St
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Beer on tap
Great fresh menu options, vegetarian options
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Emberz Wood-Fired Foodz
177 South Washington Street
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Great fresh menu options, vegetarian options
Good food, great wine bar
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Diamondback Grill
93 South Washington Street
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Good food, great wine bar