Truckee Things To Do in Summer

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Art Truckee

10072 Donner Pass Road
Truckee, CA
(530) 448-3423
Truckee Summer Activity

This gallery and wine bar gathers a wide range of local arts under one roof in the historic Capitol Building, the oldest building in the town of Truckee. Featuring the art of Erskine Photography and Glasforms Glassblowing and relocating the many works of the Arts Obsessions collection, the gallery also has weekly live music and other community-building gatherings on the schedule, taking advantage of the...read more

This gallery and wine bar gathers a wide range of local arts under one roof...read more

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Bluestone Jewelry & Wine

10046 Donner Pass Road, #3
Truckee, CA
(530) 582-0429
Truckee Summer Activity

Some things just go perfectly together: wine and roses, wine and cheese, wining and dining. Well, a Truckee business has discovered another ideal pairing — wine and jewelry. It would be easy to pass by Bluestone Jewelry in downtown Truckee if one wasn’t in the market for a ring or bracelet. But don’t let that stop you from popping into the jewelry store for the...read more

Some things just go perfectly together: wine and roses, wine and cheese, wining and dining....read more

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Clair Tappaan Lodge

19940 Donner Pass Road
Norden, CA
(530) 426-3632
Truckee Summer Activity

One of Truckee’s hidden gems sits atop Donner Summit at 7,000 feet. Clair Tappaan Lodge was constructed in 1934 by Sierra Club volunteers, and, just like Donner Summit itself, the rest is history. The stunningly rustic mountain lodge offers accommodations for up to 145 guests, many of whom are cross-country skiers and snowshoers in winter and hikers, rock climbers and cyclists in summer. The lodge...read more

One of Truckee’s hidden gems sits atop Donner Summit at 7,000 feet. Clair Tappaan Lodge...read more

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Coalition Snow

10015 Palisades Drive
Truckee, CA
(530) 416-5682
Truckee Summer Activity

Coalition Snow is a woman-owned boutique shopping experience that is dedicated to amplifying the skills and strengths of women on the mountain. For six years these local women have been crafting their own, top-of-the-line skis and snowboards, created with the belief that woman's skis should be based on performance. But this is more than a ski shop. Beyond their skis and snowboards and being a...read more

Coalition Snow is a woman-owned boutique shopping experience that is dedicated to amplifying the skills...read more

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Donner Memorial State Park

12593 Donner Pass Road
Truckee, CA
(530) 582-7892
Truckee Summer Activity

History buffs, campers, cyclists, hikers and those who love their water sports will find Donner Memorial State Park the perfect place for either a visit or an extended stay. The Donner name may not ring a bell for those who didn’t excel in their Western United States history class, but throw in the word “cannibalism” and the story of the snow-stranded emigrants and their ill-fated...read more

History buffs, campers, cyclists, hikers and those who love their water sports will find Donner...read more

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Hang Gliding Tahoe

2640 E. College Parkway
Carson City, NV
(775) 772-8232
Truckee Summer Activity

You love Lake Tahoe, and you feel as if you’ve seen all the sights it has to offer. But as the old saying goes, you ain’t seen nothing yet ... not until you’ve seen it from the air, piloting your own aircraft over the Carson Range and into the Tahoe Basin. With Hang Gliding Tahoe, you fly a powered hang glider with an instructor along...read more

You love Lake Tahoe, and you feel as if you’ve seen all the sights it...read more

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IRIE Rafting Company

11253 Brockway Road, Suite 103
Truckee, CA
(530) 582-4900
Truckee Summer Activity

Lake Tahoe has only one outflow — the Truckee River. And for 20 years IRIE Rafting Company has given visitors a close-up view of the waterway as well as the region's north and middle forks of the American River and the Carson River. For those wanting to stay closer to Truckee, IRIE offers half- and full-day trips on the Truckee River after it flows past...read more

Lake Tahoe has only one outflow — the Truckee River. And for 20 years IRIE...read more

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M.E. Entertainment

10072 Donner Pass Road
Truckee, CA
(530) 448-3423
Truckee Summer Activity

If you are looking for a way to make your celebration amazing, M.E. Entertainment is a great place to start. With a client list of impressive musicians, stage acts and entertainers, M.E. Entertainment has the potential to take your get-together from fun to fantastic. In addition to private events, M.E Entertainment also brings big names to different establishments around the lake, making the nightlife in...read more

If you are looking for a way to make your celebration amazing, M.E. Entertainment is...read more

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Northstar California Resort

5001 Northstar Drive
Truckee, CA
(530) 562-1010
Northstar California Resort
Village at Northstar
Truckee Summer Activity

Since 1972, the Northstar California Resort has drawn winter sports enthusiasts to the area. Twenty different lifts provide access to some 100 trails on more than 3,000 acres of skiable terrain. The majority of the trails are designed for intermediate level skiers, while about a quarter of them are for advanced skiers and the remainder are just right for beginners. Speaking of beginners, Northstar offers...read more

Since 1972, the Northstar California Resort has drawn winter sports enthusiasts to the area. Twenty...read more

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Ponderosa Golf Course

10040 Reynold Way
Truckee, CA
(530) 587-3501
Truckee-Donner Recreation & Park District
Truckee Summer Activity
Ponderosa Golf Course is a quintessential Truckee story. The nine-hole public course was built more than 50 years ago by the residents of town. The course was family owned for most of that half-century but was kept from being turned into a subdivision when the Truckee Airport District purchased it in 2008. Now Ponderosa is managed by the Truckee Donner Recreation and Park District with...read more
Ponderosa Golf Course is a quintessential Truckee story. The nine-hole public course was built more...read more
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Sugar Bowl Resort

629 Sugar Bowl Road
Norden, CA
(530) 426-9000
Truckee Summer Activity

Privately owned and operated by the homeowners in the Village at Sugar Bowl, Sugar Bowl Resort has attracted skiers and snowboarders to the top of Donner Summit for nearly 75 years. As a Tahoe-area resort that consistently collects great stashes of snow, Sugar Bowl boasts four distinct peaks and an open-boundary policy for backcountry access. Other unique features include a scenic gondola ride into the car-free...read more

Privately owned and operated by the homeowners in the Village at Sugar Bowl, Sugar Bowl Resort...read more

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Tahoe Donner

11509 Northwoods Boulevard
Truckee, CA
(530) 587-9400
Truckee Summer Activity

The sprawling Tahoe Donner subdivision and its 6,000-plus homes above Truckee is many things to lots of people. For some it is their home neighborhood; for others it’s where they rent a house for a few days in winter or summer. Locals and visitors all take advantage of the Tahoe Donner Association’s 7,000 acres and equally vast amenities available to homeowners as well as to...read more

The sprawling Tahoe Donner subdivision and its 6,000-plus homes above Truckee is many things to...read more

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Tahoe Donner Cross Country Ski Area

15275 Alder Creek Road
Truckee, CA
(530) 587-9484
Tahoe Donner
Truckee Summer Activity

Tahoe Donner Cross Country Ski Area is one of the most extensive and scenic Nordic ski centers in the West. It includes Alder Creek Adventure Center and a cafe/bar, a ski rental center and fat-tire bike rentals. From lung-busting climbs to flat meadows, Tahoe Donner has more than 100 kilometers of trails groomed for skate skiing and traditional cross-country striding as well as snowshoeing. Depending...read more

Tahoe Donner Cross Country Ski Area is one of the most extensive and scenic Nordic...read more

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Tahoe Donner Equestrian Center

15275 Alder Creek Road
Truckee, CA
(530) 587-9470
Tahoe Donner
Truckee Summer Activity

One way for almost every person to explore Tahoe Donner’s nearly 3,500 acres of open space mountain scenery is on horseback via more than 100 km of trails. During the summer season Tahoe Donner’s equestrian center offers a variety of guided rides for members of the homeowners association, their guests and the public. Choose from 1-hour to 2-hour trail rides, with the latter best suited...read more

One way for almost every person to explore Tahoe Donner’s nearly 3,500 acres of open...read more

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The Pour House Wine Shop

10075 Jibboom Street
Truckee, CA
(530) 550-9664
Truckee Summer Activity

Sure, you can buy a bottle of wine from a grocery store chain or at expensive and pretentious wine bars. Better is discovering that little out-of-the-way place with character, selection and owners happy to help wine novices and connoisseurs alike. The Pour House Wine Shop in Truckee is that place. Settled in a funky old clapboard house behind downtown’s Commercial Row, the Pour House curates...read more

Sure, you can buy a bottle of wine from a grocery store chain or at...read more

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Truckee-Donner Recreation & Park District

8924 Donner Pass Road
Truckee, CA
(530) 582-7720
Truckee Summer Activity

Take a look around and it’s clear that Truckee is a special town: history, mountains, lakes, river and forests. But there are many hidden gems known mostly to locals. The thing is, those gems are kept shining by the Truckee-Donner Recreation & Park District for the enjoyment of locals and visitors. Some of the amenities and facilities managed by the district are accessible for free,...read more

Take a look around and it’s clear that Truckee is a special town: history, mountains,...read more

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Villager Candle Shop, Pottery & More

7001 Northstar Drive, #7111
Truckee, CA
(530) 562-8884
Northstar California Resort
Village at Northstar
Truckee Summer Activity

The Villager Candle Shop is the place to let your creative side run free. This studio offers a place where individuals or groups can make their own candles, paint pottery or create their own mosaics. Bear Village inside the shop allows visitors to build their own stuffed animals. Or, if you prefer to indulge your artistic license in a more private setting, you can purchase...read more

The Villager Candle Shop is the place to let your creative side run free. This...read more

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West End Beach of Donner Lake

15962 South Shore Drive
Truckee, CA
(530) 582-7720
Truckee-Donner Recreation & Park District
Truckee Summer Activity

Lake Tahoe, 15 minutes away, gets all the attention, but Truckee has a gem of its own: Donner Lake. While not as big and broad as Big Blue, Donner Lake offers up a good bit of watery fun too. One of the best places to access Donner is West End Beach. In summer months, there is a modest admission fee to enter the 10-acre west...read more

Lake Tahoe, 15 minutes away, gets all the attention, but Truckee has a gem of...read more