August 22, 2017

Things To Do


Here is a list of 65 to get you started. You may even come up with a few of your own. Make the most of your visit, better yet, plan on coming back and checking out more activities on the list. We experience all four seasons and each of them is just as beautiful and mild as the season before.


  1. Play at Bass Lake
  2. Pack a Picnic at Falls Beach
  3. Hike along beautiful Lewis Creek
  4. Visit the Giant Sequoias in Nelder Grove
  5. Fishing on one of the many lakes or streams
  6. Spend the day on the Madera Vintner Wine Trails
  7. Learn Candle Making at Fresno Flats Museum
  8. Enjoy hiking many of the Beautiful Trails of the Sierras
  9. Be a cowboy for an afternoon or the day, experience the Sierras on horseback. Go Horseback Riding
  10. Go Kayaking on the Lake.
  11. Enjoy a winter sport; try snowmobiling on heated snowmobiles
  12. Spring time is one of the most beautiful times in the Sierras. Take a drive and you will enjoy your own Wild Flower Tour
  13. Take an Art Tour of our famous Art Galleries in Oakhurst
  14. Picnic in the Oakhurst Community Park
  15. Listen to Jazz on the Lake every Friday night at the Pines Resort in Bass Lake
  16. Try your luck, go Gold Panning
  17. Kick up some dirt – Go Dirt Biking on Miami Trails
  18. Take a step back in time by learning more about clothing at the Kings Vintage Museum.
  19. Visit Gabby, the giant gold miner at the Broken Bit
  20. Step back in time - Drive a Model T into Yosemite or the Sierras
  21. Let someone else do the driving for you. View the Sierras and Yosemite in a luxury coach, a rugged jeep or a stretch limo!
  22. Family Fun awaits you at Sierra Lanes - Bowling and Arcades
  23. Don’t miss the latest releases while you’re on vacation, you can still “Go to the Movies”
  24. Art Gallery – Gallery Row, North Fork Community
  25. Take in a good old fashioned melodrama at the Golden Chain Theatre
  26. Watch talented young people perform at the Squirrel Cage Theatre
  27. Are you a golfer? We have 2 great golf courses to play. Nine hole – Rivercreek and  18 hole – Sierra Meadows Ranch Golf Resort
  28. Feeling lucky? Go play at the Chukchansi Gold Resort and Casino in Coarsegold
  29. You will find lots of Antique Shops, Collectibles, and Thrift Stores to find those secret treasures you have been looking for.
  30. Shooting Range
  31. Take a Sleigh Ride
  32. Go Ice Skating
  33. Dine at a 5 Star Restaurant – Erna’s Elderberry House
  34. Take a stroll along the Riverwalk
  35. Visit the Talking Bear. He teaches you more about the area.
  36. We are very found of Wooden carved Bears here. Can you “Find the Bears”?
  37. Go Skateboarding at the Harry Baker Boys and Girls Club Skate Park
  38. Travel 100 miles to see some of the most breath taking views of the Southern Sierras on the Scenic Byway.
  39. Try the world famous Hamburgers at The Forks Restaurant in Bass Lake
  40. Jet Skiing at Bass Lake
  41. Water Skiing at Bass Lake
  42. Visit an Alpaca Farm
  43. Pick your own berries at Sweetberry Farms
  44. Go Ghost Hunting at the Historic (and Haunted) Sierra Sky Ranch
  45. Visit a Park Station
  46. Take a Motorcycle Ride on Historic Highway 49.
  47. Go Rock Climbing – Southern Yosemite Rock Climbing
  48. Too much too soon? Try the Rock Climbing Wall at Tenaya Lodge
  49. Participate in an authentic American Indian Drumming Circle
  50. Try something new - Pashana – North Fork
  51. Try the skill of Fly Fishing on one of our many trout streams
  52. If you are a hunter, look no further. There are several different hunting seasons in the Sierra’s.
  53. Shopping – Coarsegold Historic Village, Bass Lake Village
  54. Go Bird Watching – Eagles nest in Bass Lake!
  55. Play Bingo – Coarsegold Senior Center
  56. Karaoke – Alfonso’s, Best Western, & the Jade Gazebo
  57. The Southern Sierra’s are full of history. Take a cultural and heritage tour through some of museums.
  58. See some of the best American Indian Basket Weaving in the country at the Mono Museum in North Fork.
  59. Treat yourself to trip to the Spa – We have many to choose from
  60. Take a ride on an original steam engine train. Ride the Logger
  61. Take the kids to a museum just for them – The Children’s Museum of the Sierra
  62. Take a drive down Road 600 in Ahwahnee to see what pioneers saw when they took the stagecoach.
  63. Visit historic Raymond. Visit the Museum, the saloon, the old mercantile, and other historic buildings.
  64.  Looking for a unique gift, table, or counter top? Stop in the Raymond granite quarry store.

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