Featured Free Activities
A Sacramento tradition is to visit Apple Hill each harvest season in the fall. In addition to apples, farms provide Christmas trees, wine, crafts, food, and family fun. For more information, visit the Apple Hill Growers Association. photo credit: Gonmi
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
Featured Historical Places
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™
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.
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.