Though we pine for winter — for powder days, for that moment when your skis or board hit the slopes, we do appreciate autumn. The Truckee-Tahoe region in fall is captivating for visitors and locals alike. The Sierra Nevada dances with a rainbow of color from aspen trees, and Lake Tahoe shines a deep blue in the crisp fall mornings. The lower foothills are brimming in harvest season: pumpkins, apples, squash, chestnuts; or you could even plan a wine or apple cider tasting!
North Lake Tahoe, California Things to Do
It’s a lovely time of year to pack your bags for a quick and quiet getaway at Lake Tahoe! With our fall promotion you can save up to 30%. Rates start at $118 per night through November 21, 2012!
The crowds have ceased, so you won’t fight traffic. Autumn mornings are crisp, yet sunny. The leaves are changing color. You can unwind in our spa and gaze up at the waning harvest moon over Squaw Valley. There’s so much happening around the lake you’ll definitely stay entertained, and there’s even fun for the whole family!
Here’s a way to spend your mini-vacation:
Sip and stroll at the Truckee Wine Walk and Shop on October 6th
Book a reservation at your favorite restaurant for Lake Tahoe Restaurant Week | October 7-14
Enjoy the sights and smell of fall at Resort at Squaw Creek’s Harvest Festival | October 5-14
What’s your favorite way to ring in fall? Does it involve pumpkin spice or comfort foods?
“All winemakers should possess a good fertile imagination if they are to be successful in their craft.” - Max Schubert
Friday, September 7th | 5pm to 7pm | The Cobblestone Center, Tahoe City
The vines are heavy with grapes, which means it’s harvest season again!
If you’d like a taste of Old World Italy, then grab your three closest friends and sign up to compete as grape stompers in the inaugural Tahoe City Grape Stomp, at the Cobblestone Center! It’s $25/person but there are great prizes on the line!
Roll up your sleeves — we mean, pant legs — and get to stompin’ this September! Enjoy live music by Lady & The Tramps as you turn fresh grapes into future wine.
Click HERE to sign up!
Fall is actually a wonderful time to get in some refreshing runs, and fight the holiday pounds we all appreciate so much. Those rich, comfort foods entice us as the temperature drops and we search for a tasty way to warm our bodies.
Well, here’s a way to make room for more of those delectable pumpkin pies, sweet potato casseroles and hot chocolates topped with whipped cream. The local region offers many “trots” and races, for all types of runners wanting to fend off the pounds this season. Dig out your gloves and beenies for fall race season!
Girls on the Run 5K Fun Run
- Sunday, October 30, 2011 at 9:30am
- Truckee, CA (Truckee River View Sports Park)
- This family-friendly community event is a great fun run! All proceeds benefit Girls on the Run: a prevention program for young ladies ages 8-13. Through support in the local community, GOTR seeks to build confidence and self-esteem of women of the future.
32nd Annual Apple Hill Harvest Run
- Sunday, November 6, 2011 at 8:25am
- Camino, CA (ParaVi Winery)
- Choose from three courses: 8.5 mile, 3.5 or a .5mile Kids’ Fun Run. Dating back to 1979, the Apple Hill Harvest Run began as a way to prolong “tourist season” in Apple Hill, and now attracts more than 2,000 participants a year. All proceeds benefit local Camino schools, and a percentage goes toward the funding of two educational scholarships. Why not run around beautiful ParaVi Vineyard and benefit the education of local students?
35th Annual Donner Lake Turkey Trot
- Sunday, November 13, 2011 at 9:30am
- Truckee, CA (Donner Lake West End Beach)
- This is a pleasurable run for the whole family to get ready for ski season! Adults and young adults can register for the full 7 miles around Donner Lake while the younger ones run the Mashed Potato Mile. You can’t beat the course at Donner Lake; fairly flat in elevation on the North Shore, although there are some shorter hills to tackle on the South Shore of Donner.
It is apparent this is the best time of year for foodies. If winter is when we dream of powder, fall is when we dream of spiced coffee, apple butter and comfort foods to warm us. It is only fitting that in harvest season we are lured by countless wine and food festivals, scarves and boots to fend off the chill and a chance to see the leaves deepen in their autumn hues. In true form, Passport to Dining is back with the chance for another fall taste of Tahoe, with an astonishing view of the lake at the North Tahoe Event Center.
Your admission includes tastings from over 25 restaurants, breweries and wineries, live entertainment, a grab bag and a chance to score all sorts of goodies at a silent auction.
What a delectable way of spending a Thursday evening lakeside with some of the finest local chefs in the region. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the North Tahoe Business Association.
When: October 6, 2011 6-9pm
Where: North Tahoe Event Center
Why: Satisfy your palate and benefit the North Tahoe Business Association
Cost: $30 advance purchase, $40 day-of tickets