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 […]
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
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.
Featured Historical Places
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 […]
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
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