Does anyone else feel like summer is slipping by? So much to do and so little time! Make the most of the remaining summer weeks by adding a few of these family-friendly activities to your bucket list. From paddle-boarding on Donner Lake to getting expert instruction on fly fishing, there is sure to be something for everyone. If you’re feeling a bit more adventurous, check out the original suggestions made by Justin Swett on Truckee.com.
1. Take a Guided Paddle Board Tour – Truckee
Explore the beautiful waters of Donner Lake aboard a stand-up paddleboard through a guided tour by the Tahoe Adventure Company. Rich with history and surrounded by mountain peaks, Donner Lake is a true High Sierra gem. The guided tour will first provide an onshore introductory lesson and then head out on the water for a leisurely paddle where more paddling tips will be offered. Ecology, geology and other natural and human history topics will also be discussed along with the tour. The paddleboard tour explores the many sides of Donner Lake including China Cove and the calm waters of the estuary. The tour includes a stand-up paddleboard, paddle, PFD life jacket, professional guide, instruction, permit fees, natural and human history discussions, and snacks. To learn more and to make a reservation contact the Tahoe Adventure Company.
4. Take a Guided Fly Fishing Trip or Lesson – Truckee
Did you know that Truckee is home to one of the largest fly fishing programs in the country? Now in their 11th season, Matt Heron Fly Fishing is widely recognized as one of the nation’s top fly fishing schools and outfitters located in Truckee. Matt Heron Fly Fishing offers something for everyone year-round with daily guided trips and classes. From families wanting to get their feet wet in a new sport, to the experienced angler hoping to land a Truckee River trophy.
To learn more contact Matt Heron Fly Fishing.
3. Horseback Beautiful Euer Valley – Truckee
Explore the beautiful alpine wilderness on a guided horseback ride. Located at the Alder Creek Adventure Center, Tahoe Donner Equestrian is the perfect place to visit for those who want to get in touch with their western sides. Tahoe Donner’s experienced wranglers and trail-wise horses will take you on a ride through high mountain forests and upland meadows or down into the lush Euer Valley full of wildflowers and mountain streams. Along the way, you’re likely to see wildlife too. Tahoe Donner Equestrian offers guided horseback rides, private lessons and tours, kids horsemanship camps, pony rides for tykes, and various family and adult events throughout the season. To learn more and book your reservation contact the Tahoe Donner Alder Creek Adventure Center.
4. Take a Whitewater Rafting Tour – Truckee
Feel the rush of the Truckee River on a guided rafting trip with Tributary Whitewater Tours. Tributary Whitewater Tours have been safely guiding California whitewater rafting trips since 1978 and offer tours for all levels, from mild to wild. Choose from rafting trips suitable for kids and great family vacations to extreme adventures for the expert. To learn more and book a reservation contact Tributary Whitewater Tours.
Swett, Justin. “Ten Outdoor Activities to Check Off the List This Summer – Truckee.” Truckee, California, 11 July 2019, www.truckee.com/outdoor-summer-activities/.