Thanksgivings in the “Sierra Foothills”

The gold country now offers a multitude of colors. Trees, shrubs and native brush come alive with fall’s vivid palette. Highway 50 from Shingle Springs through Placerville to Camino is an excellent tour base, offering numerous side loops and historic sites.

Christmas season now add to the attractions. Holiday decorations accent the foothills region introduced by numerous Christmas Trees beside Highway 50 in Placerville. Take a stroll on “Main Street” to embrace the holiday themes of the local merchant shops.

Just to the east toward Camino are some of El Dorado County “Christmas Tree Farms” offering choose and cut your own tree benefits. Truly family fun, especially for the kids For information about some of  the growers or farms visit: or refer to a map of the region at:

 “Apple Hill” orchards, farms, ranches and their restaurants welcome visitors with bakeries and fall harvest treats are still open to add other family fun.

For a video tour and information about the Placerville, El Dorado County, California, region visit: