discover autumn in

El Dorado County

Comprised of more than 50 ranches, Apple Hill™ provides farm fresh fruit and vegetables, u-pick apple farms, pumpkin patches, baked and canned goods, and crafts and entertainment. Now featuring a free area shuttle.

From the Foothills to the Alpine

El Dorado County is one of the most diverse, beautiful places you’ll ever visit. Sierra scenery is nothing short of spectacular, spanning across more than 1800 square miles with elevations ranging from just a few feet to more than 10,000 feet above sea level. The 1848 discovery of gold in Coloma touched off the largest gold rush in history. Today we are much more than rustic mining towns and historic sites. We are a year-round vacation destination overflowing with outdoor adventure, a welcoming wine and agricultural scene, enriching family activities, and a proud Gold Rush history.

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Inside El Dorado County

Top 6 Thanksgiving family activities in El Dorado County

Thanksgiving is traditionally a time for family, friends, copious amounts of food, and perhaps a football game or two. For folks looking for something beyond that, or families seeking activities that don’t involve shopping or television, you’re in luck, for there are plenty of interesting, fun, and educational things to do in El Dorado County this holiday.

Tis the season: three Apple Hill Christmas tree farms to visit

One of the best things to do in Apple Hill this time of year is to go Christmas tree hunting. Instead of buying your tree at a local lot, finding your Christmas tree becomes a family event. El Dorado County families come from all over the Sacramento area armed with warm clothes and hot chocolate to find the perfect Christmas tree to bring home. With 16 different Christmas tree farms in the area, there are a lot of trees to choose from!

5 reasons to ski Lake Tahoe this winter

Is Lake Tahoe on your ski and snowboard bucket list? It should be. Combine terrific snow (and a lot of it), jaw-dropping views of Lake Tahoe and the surrounding peaks, the variety of ski resorts to choose from, and the great values, and you can understand why you need to plan that Tahoe winter vacation stat.

Regifting no more – 6 unique gift ideas from El Dorado County

Don’t be that person who becomes known for generic gifts (that usually end up at a White Elephant gift exchange). We can help. We’ve assembled a variety of home-grown inspiration for everyone on your gift list.

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

It’s almost time for the Apple Hill℠ ranches to open. Whether you’re a first-timer to the ranches or have been going there for years, you’ll find these tips from Ann Wofford of Wofford Acres Vineyards useful.

Here are Ann’s top five tips to having a memorable time and getting the best service, and one essential tip if you ONLY visit in the Fall…

For the foodie: restaurants you have to try in El Dorado County

If you love food, El Dorado County is the place to be. From Mom and Pop restaurants to amazing breweries to organic bistros, there is something for every taste. If you’re planning your next night out, allow us to make a few dining recommendations!

Three hidden gems of El Dorado County: wineries

By now, most of us have heard of Boeger Winery and Madrona Vineyards but what about the other 68 wineries in El Dorado County? Let us tell you about a couple hidden gems that are definitely worth a visit and a glass of wine.

Where to find fall colors around El Dorado County

Leaf peepers, social media rock stars, and anyone looking for Mother Nature’s annual show of colors will find that in spades in and around El Dorado County during the autumn, where the trees explode in color from late September through early December.

6 ways to enjoy apple season without kids

While Apple Hill™ is known for its apple farms and family-friendly activities, you don’t need to have kids with you to enjoy the area’s varied attractions.

Upcoming El Dorado County Events

Community Calendar

October 12, 2018
"The Heart of Christmas" Christmas Art Contest
November 13, 2018
5:00 pm Bingo
5:30 pm Lofty Lou's Free Learn to Knit Kit and Lesson
7:00 pm Gold Rush Chorus Rehearsal
November 14, 2018
Diabetes Awareness Program
11:30 am Lofty Lou's Free Learn to Knit Kit and Lesson

Bringing the pooch?

El Dorado County is a great place to travel with your dog.


Dog-friendly lodging | Dog-friendly things to do

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