The valley is a place to enjoy year-round. Summer is a time for cooling off in the river. Fall brings the harvest and spectacular yellow and gold foliage. Winter is a time of gentle rains (snow seldom falls here because of the low elevation), and spring boasts mild temperatures, green hills and lavish displays of poppies, lupine and other wildflowers.
Peak recreation season. Sunny and hot. Water feels good, refreshing.
Whitewater rafting and kayaking. Don’t forget to check for photos and videos.
All outdoor recreation. For dry land activities, get an early start and carry water.
Busy and bustling, all businesses open, lots of food/lodging choices.
Quiet, peaceful, uncrowded, green, beautiful, with the occasional chance of snow.
December: Historic Holiday House in Coloma, Christmas Bazaar.
January: Gold Discovery Day
Holiday shopping, wineries, arts/galleries. Some businesses close during the winter, so be sure and book lodging. Check to see which restaurants and cafes are open.