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Day Trips
Create Your Own Day Trip

Auburn, CA 95603

Day Trip Ideas...

Create your own custom day trip. See the list below for 100 day trip ideas in and around Old Town Auburn

Spine-Tingling Sports

* Downhill skiing at world-class ski resorts
* Snowboarding
* High Sierra mountain biking
* Bungee jumping
* Rock climbing
* Mountaineering
* Hot air ballooning

Rich Cultural Pageantry, Fantastic Food

* Loomis' Japanese Food Bazaar
* Cinco de Mayo festivities in Lincoln, Auburn & Kings Beach
* Lincoln's Portuguese Community Holy Ghost Celebration
* Native American Pow Wow at the Auburn Dam Overlook
* County-wide restaurants offering fine cuisine

Old-Fashioned Fun

* Snowfest Winter Festival
* Sledding in the High Sierra
* Building a snowman or making a snow angel
* Visiting a unique country holiday event
* Old-fashioned ice cream stores
* Classic county fair
* Old Town Auburn's street fairs
* Gold Rush era towns
* Gold panning & historic Mine shafts
* Drive along scenic Highway 49 through the foothills

Art, Music and Theater....

* Lincoln's "Feats of Clay" Pottery Exhibit & Festival
* The historic renovated Colfax Theater
* Concerts at the county fair
* Lake Tahoe's outdoor Summer Music Festival
* Old Town Auburn's "Festival of Lights Parade"
* Roseville's "Music in the Park"
* The Auburn Symphony
* The annual Auburn Black and White Ball"
* Roseville's Magic Circle Theatre


* Camping in the foothills & the High Sierra
* Ice skating
* Hunting and fishing
* 4-wheel drive trails
* Squaw Valley's 2,000-foot cable car climb
* Northstar-at-Tahoe's ropes course
* Backpacking
* Snowmobiling in Foresthill or Tahoe area
* Rocklin's Sierra College cross-country running trail

Wet and Wonderful

* Raft the American River's class 3, 4 or 5 rapids
* Water-ski or jet ski at Lake Tahoe, Rollins Lake, Folsom Lake or Lake Clementine
* Sailing
* Parasailing at Lake Tahoe
* Just lie on the beach
* Build a sand castle
* Boats of all sizes
* Challenge the streams in a kayak or canoe
* Swim

Natural Beauty

* The North and West Shores of Lake Tahoe
* The High Sierra
* The American River Canyon
* Miner's Ravine Nature Trail
* Donner Pass
* Granite Chief Wilderness Area
* U.S. Forests & California State Parks
* Old Iowa Hill Bridge
* The New Foresthill Bridge

Fun and Fit

* Hike the county's many Sierra trails
* Bike the American River Bike Trail
* Mountain bike the back roads, flats or hills
* Golf at championship courses
* World-famous Tevis Cup 100-Mile Horse Endurance Race
* Western States 100-Mile Endurance Run
* Horseback riding

Farm Fresh Placer Grown Produce

* Year-round farmers' markets
* Christmas tree farms
* 49er Fruit Trail
* Llama ranches
* Flowers

Just Relax....

* Drive to the High Sierra and breathe deeply
* Visit Auburn Recreation Area
* Fish a quiet stream
* Walk through the Tahoe National Forest
* Visit one of Placer County's Parks

Shop 'til You Drop

* Roseville's Denio's Market & Auction
* Old Town Auburn, Colfax, or Roseville antique shops & boutiques
* Roseville's 1.1 million square foot Galleria Mall

Accommodations & Transportation

* Ride the rails through the Gold Country to the Capitol Corridor
* See Lake Tahoe from a paddlewheeler
* Helicopter rides
* Luxurious suites
* Rustic cabins

Fishing Trips - Placer County

Auburn, CA 95603

Website: www.fishingworks.com/lakes/california/placer/

Placer County, California is home to a total of 71 lakes. Here's some of the more popular spots:

Alder Creek and Prosser Creek
Off Hwy. 89 north of I-80. Native Brook and Rainbow Trout.

Boca Reservoir
Off I-80 seven miles east of Truckee. Rainbow Trout planted yearly. Also Brown Trout, Kokanee Salmon.

Prosser Reservoir
Off Hwy. 89 north of I-80 from Truckee. Rainbow Trout planted yearly. Brown Trout reproducing naturally.

Rollins Lake Resorts
Fishing and Water Sports, 26 Miles of wooded shoreline.

Englebright and Martis Creek Lakes
State Highway 267 south of Truckee. Catch and release, only artificial lures with single barbless hooks.

Donner Lake
I-80, two miles west of Truckee. Rainbow Trout planted yearly. Some Mackinaw and Kokanee.

Sagehen Creek
Off Hwy. 89 north of I-80. Native Rainbow, Brook and Brown Trout in reaches of creek. Above Hwy. 89 bridge, regulations.

Soda Springs
Accessed north of I-80. Warren Lake, Lahontan Cutthroat Trout planted yearly, accessible by hiking trail only. Summit Lake, Fingerling Brook Trout planted yearly, accessible by hiking trail or very rough 4-WD road.

Scott's Flat Lake
Off Hwy. 20 east of Nevada City. Brown Trout planted yearly, repopulating Kokanee Salmon. Brown Trout, large and small mouth Bass, Bullhead, Perch, Sunfish, shore fishing, boat rentals.

Stampede Reservoir
Off I-80 seven miles east of Truckee. Rainbow Trout planted yearly. Also Brown Trout, Kokanee Salmon, Lake Trout.

Truckee River
From Truckee to Grey Creek, accessible from I-80. Brown Trout and Rainbow Trout. Restrictions.

Cisco Grove
Take I-80 north. Lake Sterling, Brook and Rainbow, Fingerling Trout planted yearly.

Grouse Lakes Area
Highway 20 to Bowman Road. Fingerling Rainbow Trout planted every year or every two years in Penner Lake, Shotgun Lake, Culbertson Lake, Round Lake, Milk Lake, Long Lake, Five Lakes Basin, Sandford Lake. Big Island Lake, Lake Trout planted in past reproducing naturally, also stocked with Rainbow and Brown Trout Fingerlings.

Bowman Lake
Bowman Road, 16 miles north of Highway 20. Fingerling Rainbow and Brown Trout planted yearly, larger Browns found, boat angling better.

Fuller Lake
Off Bowman Road. Rainbow Trout planted yearly, some Brown Trout, good access for bank fishing.

Rucker Lake
Off Bowman Road. Contains special strain of Rainbow called Redband Trout, popular.

Lake Spaulding
Off Highway 20 near I-80 at Spaulding Road. Fingerling Rainbow and Brown Trout planted. Native Rainbows, Browns and Brook Trout, Carp and Pond Smelt.

Bear River
Highway 20 near Bowman Road. A few catchable Rainbow Trout planted yearly, some Native Brown and Rainbow Trout.

South Fork Yuba River
Highway 20 to Washington Road. Rainbow Trout planted yearly.

Lunch and Museum Tour

(530) 889-2229.
210 Washington Street
Auburn, CA 95603

Website: www.oldtownauburnca.com/files/museum-tour-brochure-bootleggers.pdf

Experience Auburn and the Sierra Foothills with great food and a historical adventure at an affordable price!
Enjoy a specially prepared lunch at Bootleggers Restaurant and then a docent lead tour through Auburnís museums or take a walking tour through Auburnís Old Town. (It is recommended that no more than two museums be chosen for your tour.)
Minimum of eight guests. Must be booked at least one week in advance of visit.
Call Ty or Nell for complete details:
(530) 889-2229.

Wine Tasting Picnic Basket

(530) 889-2229
210 Washington Street
Auburn, CA 95603

Website: www.oldtownauburnca.com/files/picnic-baskets-wine-tour-brochure.pdf

Bootlegger's Restaurant has put together
specialty picnic baskets that can be ordered in advance and picked up at the restaurant to take with you on your wine tour.
Make your choices from the following menu by calling Ty or Nell at
(530) 889-2229.
Picnic baskets need to be ordered 24 hours in advance.
Picnic baskets are custom created for 2 - 6 people to share.
Please specify the number of people in your group when ordering. Larger groups can arrange private wine tasting
tours with box lunches provided by Bootleggers. Call for information.
A liter bottle of San Pellegrino water is included in each basket along with all of the picnic essentials.


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