Visit the sunny riversides of the Truckee River Truckee in California. This beautiful city is spread over 87 square kilometers of which as much as 3.4 square kilometers is water consisting of the Truckee River and the Donner Lake. These are both really beautiful water bodies located in the city. In the Sierra Nevada mountains, bordering the Tahoe National Forest and less than ten miles from Lake Tahoe lies Truckee, a small mountain town with a big adventure to offer. From ski resorts and fine Italian dining to museums rich with history and classic trains on display. The climate is also really cool, and of the summer type, which can be best described as a Mediterranean climate. The summers are dry and hot while winters are mild but can get chilly and snowfall might also occur. It’s a really beautiful place to visit with lots of Things To Do In Truckee.
Try out fun watersports on the Donner Lake
The wonderful and huge Donner Lake is supplied by water from the natural springs of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, which makes it a buzzing spot for all water-related sports and activities. Kayaking, canoeing, paddleboarding, fishing, boating, you name it, and you can do it here.
One of the best features that you can also enjoy here is that you can drive a marina around by renting one from the Donner Lake Watersports & Marina. They also have motorboat rentals if needed. For those interested in fishing, there are many local species of fishes that roam about in the waters and make for a great catch.
Tahoe Donner Equestrian Center
The Tahoe Donner Equestrian Center will fulfill every horse lover’s desire for an equestrian-filled vacation. First and foremost the center hosts equestrian groups who are traveling, and also provides a location for horse boarding both short and long term. On top of this, there are guided trail rides for both adults and children, pony rides for those who may be too young to handle a horse on their own, as well as lessons, camps, and frequent equestrian events. For families searching for a closer connection to nature, the Tahoe Donner Equestrian Center may be the perfect addition to their California vacation.
Explore a Caboose at Truckee Railroad Museum
Located in the downtown part of Truckee is this Railroad Museum which stands very near to the historic railroad station that was located here, and was very important once upon a time from the point of view of shipping and traveling.
Today, the best highlights of this museum are the cabooses which have been restored to their original grandeur and beauty. And then the museum also houses pictures, recreational stuff, stories, and other artifacts related to the theme of railways and railroads. They provide a great insight into the historical importance of the railroad station that used to be located here.
Visit Old Truckee Jail Museum
Located just one block north of Commercial Row, near the corner of Jibboom and Spring Streets, the Old Truckee Jail Museum is in downtown Truckee and generally open each weekend from 10 am to 4 pm. The museum tells the history of a jailhouse that was built in the 19th century and is one of the few remaining original buildings located in Truckee. The building was originally proposed in August 1873 and was completed by September 22nd, 1875. For history lovers, this museum is a must-see, as it is filled with old photos, recreated rooms, and rich history of a lawless “wild west” town eventually finding law and order.
Beat the summer heat at West End beach
What better way to call off and relax than visiting a beach and spraying yourself with cold water during the summer night. The West End beach is awesome and obviously one of the best summer destinations to visit. It also has a wide array of activities like kayaking, paddle boarding, boating and more.
For those looking to play in the sun, there’s also a basketball court, volleyball court and tennis court. Playgrounds and horseshoe pits are also made for the kids to play in. The snack serving area is great and serves the usual fare at good prices.