Featured Free Activities

Folsom Dog Parks

Folsom allows leashed dogs in the parks and also provides an off-leash dog park, one area for small dogs and one for large dogs. For more information visit FIDO Field.  photo credit: Liz Grace

Nimbus Fish Hatchery

At the Nimbus Fish Hatchery, you can view adult Salmon jumping up a fish ladder and baby salmon swimming in “ponds.” A great time to visit the hatchery is October-November when the adult salmon swim to the hatchery to spawn. Visiting is free, minus 25 cents for fish food if you’d like to feed the fish. The outdoor facility […]

American River Bike Trail

Along the American River Parkway is a 32-mile bike trail that begins at Folsom Lake, runs along the American River, and ends at Old Town Sacramento. Officially named the Jedediah Smith Memorial Trail, most people know the trail as the American River Bike Trail. For a map of the bike trail, visit Trimble Outdoors. photo […]

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Featured Historical Places

Gold Bug Park and Mine

The Gold Bug Park and Mine offers a historical place to hike, tour gold mines, and picnic. For more information about this 61 acre park in Placerville, California, visit Gold Bug Park and Mine. photo credit: neighborhoods.org

Old Sacramento Underground Tours

Old Sacramento was elevated in the 1860s because of heavy flooding. Some buildings were lifted while some buildings used the second story as the new first story and used the old first story as basements. We can now tour the original roads, which are now underground tunnels. For more information, see the Old Sacramento Foundation website.

Sacramento China Town Mall

The Historic Sacramento Chinatown area was populated by Chinese immigrants during the Sacramento Gold Rush. For more information, visit Sacramento’s Chinatown Mall. photo credit: clifnotes

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