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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Boys & Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe

8125 Steelhead Avenue
Kings Beach, CA
(530) 546-4324

When it comes to helping youth learn skills, find empowerment and make something of themselves, the Boys & Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe (BGCNLT) is a longstanding place of action. With the mission of inspiring and enabling all youth, especially those in need, to reach their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens, BGCNLT brings hope to the Tahoe area. It's a nonprofit...read more

When it comes to helping youth learn skills, find empowerment and make something of themselves,...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 FAA certified...read more

You love Lake Tahoe, and you feel as if you’ve seen all the sights it...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 9-hole public course will be 60 years old in the spring of 2021 and was built by the residents of the 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 Truckee...read more
Ponderosa Golf Course is a quintessential Truckee story. The 9-hole public course will be 60...read more
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Raft California

6500 CA State Highway 49
Lotus, CA
(530) 626-7385
Truckee Summer Activity

The Lake Tahoe region boasts many rushing rivers that are great for whitewater rafting trips. If you are looking for a guide service with years of experience, look no further than Raft California. Known for offering more whitewater rafting trips in California and the West than any other outfitter, this highly reputable and family-owned company has been running commercial rafting trips since 1978. Join Raft California...read more

The Lake Tahoe region boasts many rushing rivers that are great for whitewater rafting trips. If...read more

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Tahoe Donner Association

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 Association
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 as well as a ski rental center. 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 on...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 Association
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. Located at the Alder Creek Adventure Center, Tahoe Donner’s Equestrian Center typically offers a variety of guided rides for members of the homeowners association, their guests and the public during the summer months. Riders enjoy trails that meander...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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Tahoe Donner Golf Course

12850 Northwoods Boulevard
Truckee, CA
(530) 587-9443
Tahoe Donner Association
Truckee Summer Activity

Tahoe Donner offers scores of amenities to its homeowner members, and the crown jewel is the championship golf course. What makes the 18-hole course even more special is that it’s also open to the public. Set on 200 acres of high-elevation, pine-shrouded beauty, the 7002-yard, par 72 course is open from early summer to fall. When the weather is warm Tahoe Donner has a driving range and PGA teaching...read more

Tahoe Donner offers scores of amenities to its homeowner members, and the crown jewel is...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 clapboard house behind downtown’s Commercial Row, The Pour House curates wine...read more

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

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Trout Creek Outfitters

10115 Donner Pass Road
Truckee, CA
(530) 563-5119
Truckee Summer Activity

Trout Creek Outfitters ­– Truckee’s local fly fishing hub – has everything you need to get outfitted and ready for your time on the water. They have a friendly and helpful staff with decades of experience fishing the streams and lakes in the Tahoe Truckee region. With a thoughtfully chosen selection of fly-fishing gear and supplies, Trout Creek is stocked up for the holidays. Whether you’re eager to extend this...read more

Trout Creek Outfitters ­– Truckee’s local fly fishing hub – has everything you need to get...read more

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Truckee-Donner Recreation & Park District

10981 Truckee Way
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. 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, others for a fee. The...read more

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