Explore The Mother Lode is your personal guide to the Central Sierra, a land of natural beauty and high adventure steeped in history and served alongside a nice helping of local hospitality. Visitors to Tuolumne and Calaveras Counties can hike through untarnished wilderness, raft down the rapids or rappel into caves deep below the surface of the earth. Take a boat and fishing line onto one of the pristine lakes or set up a camp in Yosemite National Park, Pinecrest National Recreation Area or Calaveras Big Trees State Park. Sample a bit early California at Columbia State Park, the State’s best-preserved gold rush town, or take a trip on a steam powered train at Railtown 1897 Historic State Park in Jamestown.
For the visitor looking for cultural opportunities there are several local theater groups producing live performances throughout the year, art galleries and ample wine tasting opportunities. Whatever vacationland means to you, there’s something for everyone in the Mother Lode.