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Koda Exploring Tuolumne County
Photo Credit: @dorriya
The rugged country leading up to Yosemite’s Big Oak Flat (North) entrance boasts a pioneer history as rough-hewn as the landscape itself. Tuolumne County towns along the Highway 120/49 corridors—Oakdale, Columbia, Jamestown, Twain Hart, Groveland—still have a boomtown feel, and with it, a relaxed attitude toward dogs.
Columbia, “the Gold Rush town that refused to die,” is engagingly preserved as a state historic park, its 1850s ambience captured in an array of historic buildings. more »
Murphy at Indigeny Reserve. Photo Credit: Nikki Coleman
Like other parts of Gold Country, Tuolumne County is rich in history, rugged scenery and recreational opportunities. You can get some of both and soak up some local color too at First Friday Jamestown Art Walk-Wine-Dine & Music events, continuing through October, or 2nd Saturday Art Nights held year-round in historic downtown Sonora. Either town makes a great base for jumping off into a weekend of hiking, history and off-the-beaten path exploring. more »
Mike's adventure in Red Hills - Tuolumne County. Photo Credit: @mackenzierodgers
The 19th-century miners who swarmed California’s Gold Country made an indelible mark on Tuolumne County, dotting the map with a string of settlements that still have a boomtown feel. There is plenty to see and do as you and your four-legged companion wander through rugged scenery toward the Big Oak Flat entrance to Yosemite National Park. more »
Tie a bandana around Rover’s neck so he’ll look the part as you explore Railtown 1897 State Historic Park
, where you’ll hear that lonely whistle blow just like it has in movies and television shows as diverse as “The Virginian,” “Little House on the Prairie,” more »
Tie a bandana around Rover’s neck so he’ll look the part as you explore Railtown 1897 Historic State Park, where you’ll hear that lonely whistle blow just like it has in movies and television shows as diverse as The Virginian, Little House on the Prairie, Petticoat Junction, The Lone Ranger and Back to the Future Part III. This engaging park, a branch of the California State Railroad Museum, is on the state’s hit list for closure in 2012 due to proposed budget reductions, so now is the time to pay a visit and salute California’s railroad heritage. Photo:"Locomotive at Railtown" - Marcel Marchon (CC) more »