El Dorado Stories

What's cool, hip and happening in the County from the people who know.

Children in Gold Bug Mine, El Dorado County

4 unique adventures on the road to Lake Tahoe

Family walking

Top family-friendly and ADA accessible hiking trails in El Dorado County

Weiner races at Placerville Oktoberfest, El Dorado County | Photo: Mountain Democrat

El Dorado County fall activities guide

Apple Hill apples Photo: Jill Nauman

Planning a trip to Apple Hill℠? Read this first.

Top 6 Thanksgiving family activities in El Dorado County

Visiting El Dorado County’s wineries

woman on one of Tahoe's mountain bike trails

Must-try mountain bike trails in El Dorado County

Mt Tallac summit looking down on Lake Tahoe

Top summit hikes in El Dorado County

women tubing river in El Dorado County

Five ways to beat the heat in El Dorado County

Wildflowers along the PCT near Carson Pass, El Dorado County

Top Instagram hikes in El Dorado County

4 can’t-miss spring hikes in El Dorado County

Popular pastimes after a record-breaking winter

Join Us For Holiday Celebrations in Downtown Placerville!

Events throughout the holiday season. Visits with Santa, free stagecoach rides, the Festival of Lights, and much more!

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