Butte County, just an hour north of Sacramento, is a place where outdoor adventure is as easily accessible as it is spectacular.
Home to Chico's Bidwell Park, one of the largest municipal parks in the nation, Lake Oroville, the second-largest reservoir in the state, and several wildlife preserves where you and your canine companion can hike (and sniff) to your hearts' delight, Butte County is the perfect choice for an outdoorsy getaway with your pup.
"Fly off" at Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge.
Photo Credit: Janet Fullwood
Butte County, a quick 70 miles north of Sacramento via interstate 5, is more than just drive-by country. Besides being home to Chico, a vibrant college town; and Lake Oroville, second-largest reservoir in the state, it cradles several wildlife preserves where you and your canine companion can hike (and sniff) in the company of millions of honking, quacking, chirping, whistling winged critters. more »
Floating away. Photo Credit: Björn Söderqvist (CC)
Northern California has more houseboating opportunities than any other state in the Union, but a little homework is always in order. For comprehensive information and comparisons, check in with Forever Resorts, biggest player in the state, and with web-based booking agencies houseboating.org and houseboats.com, each of which represents multiple operators. Meanwhile, from north to south, here are some premier places to float your boat. more »
Just an hour north of Sacramento, Butte County is a great place for an outdoorsy getaway with your canine companion. The surprises start in the county seat of Chico, home to Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, a California State University Campus and Bidwell Park
, more than three times larger than San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park at 3,618 acres. more »