Featured Free Activities
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 […]
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 […]
Village Park is nestled in the middle of Old Town Fair Oaks where wild chicken roam freely. A fun thing to do with kids is to get a bag of feed from the nearby Oaks Hardware store and then walk over to Village Park to feed the chicken. Visit the Fair Oaks Parks and Rec website […]
Featured Historical Places
You can find the Folsom Pioneer Village in the heart of the Folsom Historic District (next to the Chamber of Commerce). Part of the Folsom History Museum, the Pioneer Village is an outdoor living history site with gold mining, farming equipment, and more. For more information, visit the Folsom Pioneer Village.
You and your family can hike through a California State Historic Park where the Gold Rush was first launched. For more information, visit Marshall Gold Discovery State Park. photo credit: aresauburn™
When the Folsom lake water elevation gets low enough (water elevation below 375 feet, or so), you can see remnants of Mormon Island, the once thriving gold mining town that was covered with water when the Folsom Dam was built in the 1950s. To get to the area, go to the Brown’s Ravine entrance to Folsom […]