It’s a new year and a new chance to explore. Here’s a list of activities and adventures to make your 2022 list.
Wander through the heart of South Lake Tahoe on two wheels
The newest sections of the South Tahoe Greenway (Dennis T. Machida Memorial Greenway) extend bike and walking-friendly paths over Trout Creek and through Bijou meadow. The new trail now links the Sierra Tract neighborhood, Lake Tahoe Community College, and the Pioneer Village and Bijou Park neighborhoods with 1.5 miles of fully accessible paved trail and boardwalk. Along with America’s Most Beautiful Bikeway and other trail improvements the opportunities to park your car and explore by bike or foot are expanding every year in this mountain town.
For the mountain bikers check out TAMBA (Tahoe Area Mountain Biking Association) trip planner tool for all the latest. Whether mountain biking or beach cruisers are your speed you will find plenty of new trails to explore.
Explore the Lake Tahoe Water Trail
Get up close and personal will Lake Tahoe’s 72 mile shoreline by kayak or paddleboard. The Lake Tahoe Water Trail is your planning resource for all things liquid fun. Their overnight trips suggestions include designated lakefront campgrounds and lodging properties. The site also provides out and back and day trip suggestions.
Hike Mt. Tallac
It isn’t the highest peak in the Lake Tahoe Basin that honor goes to Freel, but Mt. Tallac and its distinctive snow cross are a landmark of the South Shore. The 10-mile round-trip hike can be done in a day and gives hikers views of not just the basin but also the Crystal Range and Pyramid Peak in Desolation Wilderness.
Take a trip back in time
The Tallac Historic Site, once the grand summer retreat for San Francisco’s upper crust, includes the Pope, Baldwin, and Valhalla estates. From Memorial Day through September, the entire site is open to the public, and visitors may explore the grounds free of charge. The site also offers guided tours and special events. The site is also home to a magnificent grove of old-growth trees. Or go diving in Emerald Bay Underwater State Park and explore the watery graves of many boats, launches, and barges used in the lake before the turn of the century. It’s California’s first maritime heritage underwater trail.
Rock out under the stars
Summer 2022 looks to see the return of big-name entertainment to Harveys Lake Tahoe Outdoor Area with names like Miranda Lambert, Jack Johnson, Eric Church, Train, and Kenny Chesney. A favorite of locals and tourists, the summer concert series provides a great night of entertainment. We recommend grabbing dinner at one of the many restaurants in the tourist core before the show.