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A Doggone Good Time at Apple Hill. Photo Credit: @mel.chacon5.
September and October in El Dorado County means apples—lots and lots of apples and all the good things, from cider to pie, that go with them. But any time is a good time to visit some of the 50-plus family-owned farms, ranches and wineries operated by Apple Hill Growers. more »
Dodge visits Larsen Apple Barn. Photo Credit: @birdiebrain
Talk about diverse: El Dorado County stretches from the city of Folsom, at the beginning of the Sierra Nevada foothills, all the way up to Lake Tahoe and the High Sierra. It’s what’s in between that’s of greatest interest to DogTrekkers in fall, when the harvest is on and the Apple Hill growing region off Highway 50 near Camino, just east of Placerville, rolls out the welcome mat at more than 50 farms and ranches. more »
El Dorado County
Dog at Kids Inc. - Photo Scot Schrantz
covers a lot of territory on either side of the Highway 50 corridor leading up to Lake Tahoe
, and one of the most popular regions to visit at this time of year is Apple Hill
, a region on the north side of the highway between Placerville and Pollock Pines. more »
After a morning or afternoon of visiting dog-friendly farms and wineries, it just might be the perfect time to hit one of the dozens of dog-friendly trails you’ll find in California’s foothills and the Sierra Nevada. DogTrekker’s go-to resource for 48 of these can be found in Debbi Preston’s newest book, Dog-Friendly Trails For All Seasons. more »
Things get so busy in October in the Apple Hill region of El Dorado County
that shuttle buses are put into play. But from Labor Day weekend until the calendar page turns, you’ll enjoy the bounty without the crowds at 56 family-owned “ranches” between Placerville and Pollock Pines. more »