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From fishing or panning for gold to shopping for antiques, the Mother Lode is full of opportunities to do something fun. Staycation at home and enjoy the activities that are already close to you. Learn about some of the local wildlife here, and be prepared if you see a local bear or mountain lion.

Load up a backpack with our helpful backpacking list or set up a tent at one of several campgrounds. Many locals explore the area from an off highway vehicle (such as an ATV, rock crawler or snowmobile.)

Summer Activities

Explore some of the tallest the peaks, domes and passes in California at more than 9,000 feet above sea level. Go rafting on the Wild and Scenic Tuolumne river, or load up a packhorse and hike into the wilderness!

Winter Activities

For all the snow sports look above 5,000 feet, for winter events be sure to check our community calendar. Spend a day exploring indoors at the local casinos, the downtown shops; stylish salons, one-of-a-kind jewelry, clothing, collectibles, art, historical memorabilia and of course souvenir shops.

If you want to stay in the Mother Lode take a look our list of places to stay.

Planning a wedding, conference or other event? Take a look our list of places to host your event.

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