Guidebook for Arnold

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Guidebook for Arnold

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White Pines Lake has a quiet beach, nearby parking, and a trail that goes all the way around the lake. No motorized boats means nothing but serene kayaking, canoeing, swimming and fishing.
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White Pines Lake
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White Pines Lake has a quiet beach, nearby parking, and a trail that goes all the way around the lake. No motorized boats means nothing but serene kayaking, canoeing, swimming and fishing.

Food Scene

Great coffee, wireless, pastries, ice cream, sandwiches, beer and wine. Nice seating area as well with comfy chairs. Located in Cedar Center. Open 6a - 6p S-Th, 7a-8p Fri/ Sat. Outdoor music on Friday evenings in the summer!
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Bistro Espresso
2182 California 4
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Great coffee, wireless, pastries, ice cream, sandwiches, beer and wine. Nice seating area as well with comfy chairs. Located in Cedar Center. Open 6a - 6p S-Th, 7a-8p Fri/ Sat. Outdoor music on Friday evenings in the summer!
Popular Italian restaurant for special occasions. Parking is tight, and you will want to make a reservation first. Very popular on weekends. Only open on weekends!
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Sarafina's Italian Kitchen
794 California 4
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Popular Italian restaurant for special occasions. Parking is tight, and you will want to make a reservation first. Very popular on weekends. Only open on weekends!
Winter-themed micro-brewery and restaurant (wood, showshoes, skis on the wall). Good place for a Saturday night with friends. Inexpensive. Lots of beer!
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Snowshoe Brewery
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Winter-themed micro-brewery and restaurant (wood, showshoes, skis on the wall). Good place for a Saturday night with friends. Inexpensive. Lots of beer!
Good place for breakfast. Western Americana decor. Open 6am-2 pm (closed Wednesdays)
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Bristol's Ranch House Cafe
961 California 4
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Good place for breakfast. Western Americana decor. Open 6am-2 pm (closed Wednesdays)
Good Mexican food. Huge portions, delicious. Nice deck for outdoor dining, plenty of parking next door.
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El Vaquero
925 California 4
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Good Mexican food. Huge portions, delicious. Nice deck for outdoor dining, plenty of parking next door.
Standard Round Table franchise, in the middle of Meadowmont shopping center. All-you-can-eat salad bar, personal pizza, beer and wine. Popular with hungry local families!
Round Table Pizza
2182 California 4
Standard Round Table franchise, in the middle of Meadowmont shopping center. All-you-can-eat salad bar, personal pizza, beer and wine. Popular with hungry local families!
Great BBQ, take-out available, open 11-8.
Bolin BBQ
1131 CA-4
Great BBQ, take-out available, open 11-8.
Casual American food.
Angels Creek Café
1246 South Main Street
Casual American food.
Cozy little coffee shop with a great atmosphere, free wifi, comfy sofas.
Common Grounds
1900 Vista Del Lago Dr
Cozy little coffee shop with a great atmosphere, free wifi, comfy sofas.
Mom runs the kitchen--homemade dishes, fresh handmade tortillas daily, and amazing pizza.
Casa Piedra Mexican Restaurant
7998 CA-12
Mom runs the kitchen--homemade dishes, fresh handmade tortillas daily, and amazing pizza.
Arnold's local Mexican restaurant. Family-run authentic cuisine with big portions!
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El Vaquero
925 California 4
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Arnold's local Mexican restaurant. Family-run authentic cuisine with big portions!
Don't miss this little spot as you drive up through San Andreas. Great homemade food and beautiful gardens.
Pickle Patch
577 W St Charles St
Don't miss this little spot as you drive up through San Andreas. Great homemade food and beautiful gardens.
All-you-can eat salad bar. Breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Rodz Grille
730 South Main Street
All-you-can eat salad bar. Breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Big Bear Cafe is the newest restaurant in town, offering freshly baked goods and great coffee.
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Big Bear Cafe is the newest restaurant in town, offering freshly baked goods and great coffee.

Shopping

Locally grown produce, organic. Stop on your way up to Skylight! Open M-F, 11-6, Sat 11-4. Committed to ecologically sustainable practices. Community friendly.
Outer AIsle FOODS & GOODS
1192 California 4
Locally grown produce, organic. Stop on your way up to Skylight! Open M-F, 11-6, Sat 11-4. Committed to ecologically sustainable practices. Community friendly.
SNAC has knowledgeable, staff to help you with hiking, skiing, camping, and more. Open 8 am -6 pm seven days a week (winter). Rent skis, snowboards, snowshoes at good prices. Highly recommended.
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Sierra Nevada Adventure Co
2293 California 4
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SNAC has knowledgeable, staff to help you with hiking, skiing, camping, and more. Open 8 am -6 pm seven days a week (winter). Rent skis, snowboards, snowshoes at good prices. Highly recommended.
Pottery and Kiln (part of Brice Vineyard). Family owned and operated since 1954. Extensive showroom. Talk to the artists!
Quyle Kilns
Pottery and Kiln (part of Brice Vineyard). Family owned and operated since 1954. Extensive showroom. Talk to the artists!
Great little antique store full of unique and nostalgic items.
Peddlers Market
1260 Oak Cir
Great little antique store full of unique and nostalgic items.

Essentials

M-F, 9-5:30. Provider on site. X-ray and lab draw station. 794-4193
Arnold Family Medical Center
2182 California 4
M-F, 9-5:30. Provider on site. X-ray and lab draw station. 794-4193

Arts & Culture

Open Thurs - Sun, April 1-Dec 1, 12-4 pm. Great outdoor exhibits anytime, with a giant jammer, crawler tractors, a Willamette donkey. Indoors they have dioramas illustrating the history of logging in the area, info about local flora and fauna, a miniature logging operation. Friendly and knowledgeable staff are happy to talk about logging, the history of Arnold, etc. Back deck overlooks White Pines Lake. Can access the Arnold Rim Trail from here.
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Sierra Nevada Logging Museum
2148 Dunbar Road
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Open Thurs - Sun, April 1-Dec 1, 12-4 pm. Great outdoor exhibits anytime, with a giant jammer, crawler tractors, a Willamette donkey. Indoors they have dioramas illustrating the history of logging in the area, info about local flora and fauna, a miniature logging operation. Friendly and knowledgeable staff are happy to talk about logging, the history of Arnold, etc. Back deck overlooks White Pines Lake. Can access the Arnold Rim Trail from here.
Studio for art glass and fine woodwork. Open 10-6 Tues-Sun, or by appointment. Breathtakingly beautiful work. A must-see when you visit. Run by artists Bill and Bobbette Poulson.
W Poulson Glass Studio
1318 Oak Court
Studio for art glass and fine woodwork. Open 10-6 Tues-Sun, or by appointment. Breathtakingly beautiful work. A must-see when you visit. Run by artists Bill and Bobbette Poulson.
Displays tools for farming, mining, ranching, and more. Life as it used to be in the region is displayed in a butcher shop, general store, dairy, firefighting, and more. open Thursday-Sunday, 10-4. Admission is only one dollar for children under 12, $3 for adults, and $2 for seniors. 209-754-0800
Red Barn
8544 CA-49
Displays tools for farming, mining, ranching, and more. Life as it used to be in the region is displayed in a butcher shop, general store, dairy, firefighting, and more. open Thursday-Sunday, 10-4. Admission is only one dollar for children under 12, $3 for adults, and $2 for seniors. 209-754-0800
history on display and the largest collection of Mi-Wuk Indian woven baskets in the area. One room is devoted to E. Clampus Vitas, which was either a historical drinking society or a drinking historical society. Open Fridays-Sundays and holiday Mondays from 12-4. Free admission but donations are encouraged. 209-728-1160
Old Timers Museum
470 Main Street
history on display and the largest collection of Mi-Wuk Indian woven baskets in the area. One room is devoted to E. Clampus Vitas, which was either a historical drinking society or a drinking historical society. Open Fridays-Sundays and holiday Mondays from 12-4. Free admission but donations are encouraged. 209-728-1160
Also known as the Smart Performing Arts Center, on the campus of Bret Harte Union High School. Offers a variety of plays and concerts for the community. Call to find out more.
Bret Harte Theater
323 S Main St
Also known as the Smart Performing Arts Center, on the campus of Bret Harte Union High School. Offers a variety of plays and concerts for the community. Call to find out more.
A small, professionally-oriented theater company at Black Bart Theatre in downtown Murphys. Great live productions throughout the year.
Murphys Creek Theatre
580 S Algiers St
A small, professionally-oriented theater company at Black Bart Theatre in downtown Murphys. Great live productions throughout the year.

Drinks & Nightlife

In one location: wine tasting and vineyard, potters' studio, metal working. Turn at the old red pickup truck. Not to be missed. Open 7 days. Sunday night concerts during the summer -- festival-type seating on a sloping grassy hillside, typically offering beer and wine at a table nearby. Very child-friendly place to listen to music.
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Brice Station Vineyards Tasting Room
3353 California 4
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In one location: wine tasting and vineyard, potters' studio, metal working. Turn at the old red pickup truck. Not to be missed. Open 7 days. Sunday night concerts during the summer -- festival-type seating on a sloping grassy hillside, typically offering beer and wine at a table nearby. Very child-friendly place to listen to music.
Bar and grill, offers lunch and dinner from 11:30-7:30, sometimes karoake as well. Open 6 days (closed Wednesdays) with the bar open after dinner hours.
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JJ's Dive Bar & Grill
1051 CA-4
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Bar and grill, offers lunch and dinner from 11:30-7:30, sometimes karoake as well. Open 6 days (closed Wednesdays) with the bar open after dinner hours.

Parks & Nature

The iconic park that first brought us to the area. Huge, ancient redwoods. Miles and miles of trails. Snowshoeing in the winter, camping and refreshing streams and rivers in the summer. Not to be missed!
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Calaveras Big Trees State Park
1170 California 4
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The iconic park that first brought us to the area. Huge, ancient redwoods. Miles and miles of trails. Snowshoeing in the winter, camping and refreshing streams and rivers in the summer. Not to be missed!
Discovered in 1885, these caverns are home to a variety of beautiful cave formations and crystals.
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Mercer Caverns
1665 Sheep Ranch Road
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Discovered in 1885, these caverns are home to a variety of beautiful cave formations and crystals.
A show cave with tours, gift shop and a trail of crystalline formations.
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California Cavern State Historic Landmark
9565 Cave City Road
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A show cave with tours, gift shop and a trail of crystalline formations.