Featured Free Activities
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
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
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
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
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 […]
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.