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Looking for a year-round Northern California dog-friendly destination with fun activities for the entire family? Spend a weekend in Folsom
exploring with your dog on miles of paved walking, hiking and cycling trails along shady wooded corridors and scenic waterways. The American River Parkway
and Folsom Lake State Recreation Area
are pleasantly dog-friendly, with parks, beaches, trails and more. Also check out Folsom's dog park
, Fido Field at Cummings Family Park, which offers separate fenced areas for small and large dogs as well as shade and seating for family members.
Is your dog "water crazy?" The options are endless, from paddling a kayak and exploring the natural waterways of Lake Natoma
to enjoying high-energy water sports
like wakeboarding and swimming.
Water sports, scenic views, historic attractions, cycling, shopping
, good food and dog-friendly... that's Folsom in a nutshell.
Ideally located between Sacramento and Lake Tahoe and close to the Sierra foothills wine country, Folsom could be described as the Mecca of Northern California outdoor recreation. Folsom is most recognized worldwide through Johnny Cash's "Folsom Prison Blues" and historic Folsom Prison.
There's lots for you and your family to do. The community hosts fun events such as the Folsom Pro Rodeo and Folsom LIVE!, as well as Folsom Premium Outlets and historical sightseeing.
The regulars at Folsom's dog park, FIDO Field. Photo: Krissy Sandvik (CC)
One of our favorite destination apps for the iPhone and iPad this year is called the NorCalGuide
. This comprehensive app covers both the Gold Country as well as the Central Valley, from Sierraville in the north -- to Lake Tahoe in the east -- to Sacramento and Folsom in the west -- to Bakersfield in the south.
You'll find destination profiles, points of interest, photos, videos, maps and events in the palm of your hand,showcasing the best of Northern California in a format that's easy to use on the go. Visit the iTunes app store and search for NorCalGuide
. Check out your favorite dog-friendly Gold Country place on DogTrekker.com
, and then use this handy app to guide you to, and around, your destination. The great thing about this app, besides all the cool stuff, is that it is free! more »