If you've never tried snowshoeing, what are you waiting for? And if you have? Well, like we said, what are you waiting for? more »
Wishy-washy about when to plan a dog-friendly winter getaway to Tahoe? Mark your calendar for March 1-10, when North Lake Tahoe SnowFest
is in process. This family-friendly series of events is the favorite winter week of the year for many locals and chock-full of activities ranging from tame (snow-queen pageant) to just plain wacky. (Human bowling, anyone?) more »
Anywhere there’s snow, you can snowshoe. Your hound, however, won’t float atop fresh powder like you do. He risks post-holing, floundering in tree wells or even breaking through a snow bridge and falling into an icy stream if you don’t have enough backcountry experience to recognize the hazards. more »
You spend a lot of time and gas money getting to Lake Tahoe, so why waste more circling for a place to park? During a winter like this one, the prime spots at snow-play areas are gone by 9 a.m….unless you’ve had the foresight to purchase a Sno-Parks permit. more »
Yes, you can take your dog swimming at Lake Tahoe!
Well known dog-friendly beaches at Lake Tahoe include:
Less visited are:
The stretch of pebbly shoreline across from Blackwood Canyon on the West Shore
Fido-friendly Patton Beach in Carnelian Bay
On the Nevada side of the lake, you can pull off almost anywhere south of Incline Village and find a trail leading to a pocket cove with crystal-clear water and smoothly sculptured rocks. Take what you can get: parking is tightly restricted to deter crowds, so arrive early in the morning to snag your spot in the sun.
Kayla's secret chow and splash spot on the West Shore: next to Obexer's Marina. You can order up a hearty sandwich or salad at the deli, eat outside on the dog-friendly patio and then you and Fido can take a plunge in the cold, blue waters to the left of the boat launch. Well out of the way from the boats, the smooth pebbly beach is shaded and a great place to hang out, play fetch and watch the activity at the Marina. The Obexer's folks ask that you please clean up after your pups.