Home to Mark Twain and the famous Jumping Frog Jubilee, Calaveras County is filled with point historic Gold Rush towns, wineries and acres of scenic beauty. Calaveras County is blessed with an almost perfect climate, giant Sequoias, Caverns, lakes and rivers, which make it a worthy tourist destination.
Big Trees State Park has been attracting visitors for over 100 years to see the sequoias gigantea. Calaveras County boasts three Caverns: Mercer, Moaning and California, all offering guided tours. An abundance of outdoor recreation includes white-water rafting, house boating, hiking, bicycling and skiing, all within easy driving distance.
Calaveras County wineries are attracting national and international interest because of the fine quality wines produced by local vintners.
Whether you are stealing a few hours, or spending a leisurely weekend, the California Gold Country has treasures both old and new to keep you intrigued and entertained. In each and every gold-rush town, specialty shops, fine art galleries, unique restaurants and local theatre line the historic covered sidewalks; in the high country, scenic rivers and majestic mountains offer skiing, cycling and white-water adventures year-round. Follow your heart – in Calaveras County.