Ride the Sugar Pine Railroad
(Directions) Ride “The Logger” as it steams through the beautiful Sierras. The Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad is a fun-filled excursion for the entire family, located only 10 minutes from the southern entrance of Yosemite National Park off of Highway 41. The historic railroad offers train rides, gold panning, an on-site rail museum, and a fun gifts & collectibles store. For 40 years thousands of kids of all ages have enjoyed the ride, the beauty and excitement. Only two miles south of Yosemite National park on Highway 41, you can enjoy daily steam locomotive trips, special moonlight dinners, gold panning and entertainment. Open April through October.
Walk with Giants at the Nelder Grove
(Directions) The Nelder Grove's five trails feature many highlights similar to those found in Yosemite's much more heavily visited Mariposa Grove, including a whanging great tree (the Bull Buck Sequoia) that rivals the Grizzly Giant in size; a tree you can walk through (the Chimney Tree); and a variety of second-billing mature sequoias that are not remarkable in any way other than being bigger than 99% of the trees in our solar system and older than the Magna Carta (yosemitehikes.com).
Enjoy a Local Stage Production
(Directions) Oakhurst's Golden Chain Theater offers several exciting productions each season. Founded in 1967, the Golden Chain Theatre is dedicated to bringing its patrons the plays and musicals they want to see, along with keeping our tradition of Summer Melodrama and Traveling Shows part of who we are. In its 52nd season, GCT is thrilled to present a wide variety of quality live entertainment, promote fine arts education and to make a vibrant contribution to our community's economy, culture and spirit.
Water Fun at Bass Lake
(Directions) It’s no wonder Sunset Magazine named Bass Lake as one of "The West's Best Lakes." Bass Lake is renowned for excellent fishing, hiking trails, and warm waters. With the full service Pines Resort, wakeboarding, water sports, and outdoor adventure galore, Bass Lake is a perfect destination with activities to please the whole family.
Fresno Chaffee Zoo
(Directions) Located in south central Fresno, the Fresno Chaffee Zoo inspires wonder of our natural world for all ages. Well maintained, the zoo provides an engaging learning environment and creates a passion for conservation.
Hike around Park Sierra
Enjoy quiet natural beauty walking inside our own Park Sierra boundaries. We have several miles of service roads and paths through the undeveloped parts of the park. Most mornings and evenings, you're likely to meet Park Sierra Members out for a walk. Members, some accompanied by their dogs, stay young and physically and mentally fit with frequent walks in developed Park areas and across the creek.