Say hello to Folsom

By: DogTrekker Staff
Folsom Lake
Folsom Lake. Photo by Simon Hurry.

Johnny Cash may have slipped Folsom into America’s psyche, but visitors will sing a different tune once they experience the vitality of this historic little city at the western gateway to California Gold Country.

Water sports, biking and hiking at nearby Lake Natoma, Folsom Lake State Recreation Area and along the American River Parkway make this an outdoor-lover’s haven. With activities bridging all four seasons, any time of year is a good time to lace up your hiking boots and grab your pup for some outdoor adventures!

Folsom’s recently revitalized historic district, centered on Sutter Street, is great for an anytime stroll with your four-legged friend. It’s also the setting for events that range from farmer’s markets to festivals, many of which you’re welcome to attend with Fido as your date. This November Folsom plays host to the Splash Dogs National and take it from us, this is not to be missed. We recently saw Splash Dogs at the Bay Area Pet Fair and the high flying splash action was equally exciting for the two-legged spectators as it was for the four-legged splashers. Check back with DogTrekker as we get closer for all the details of this high-energy event. In warm weather, the two of you can watch the world go by from a sidewalk table at Pizzeria Classico or Karen’s Bakery and Café, a regionally known culinary landmark with a large, dog-friendly patio.

If your pup needs to run off steam, take her to Fido Field, unclip the leash and watch her go. When it comes time for some shut-eye, Folsom boasts three dog-friendly hotels where you and yours can cuddle up. They include the Lake Natoma Inn, Larkspur Landing Folsom and the Residence Inn Sacramento Folsom.


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