Model T Tour - Drive into history with a Model T Ford and relive a slower pace of life. Picture yourself driving a Model T Ford as you wind your way up the back roads to Yosemite National Park. The road you are driving on seems to have been lifted out of history. You will forge streams that cut across your path. You have chosen a "road less traveled". Yosemite Model T-Tours is like no other.
4 Wheel Drive Excursions - Our friends at the Southern Yosemite Mountain Guides will take you on a custom tailored backcountry tour of the Sierra National Forest - Your personal guide will pick you up in the morning for a day of excitement and adventure. Traveling via a 4X4 vehicle - off road if you like - you will experience the wilderness as John Muir first encountered it. Incredible views, unique rock formations, waterfalls and wildlife await. You will return amazed.
Rock Climbing - Yosemite is one of the most famous rock climbing areas in the world. Spend a day with our expert SYMG guides who will customize the climb to your level of experience. This is a challenging, enjoyable, and memorable experience for adults and children alike. All equipment is provided.
River Rafting - A favorite springtime activity, Zephyr White Water Expeditions is offered nearby on the Merced, Toulumne, Stanislaus and Carson Rivers. Our guests enjoy challenging rapids, beautiful scenery, lots of laughter, picnicking by the river, and informative river guides.
Hiking - Yosemite National Park with all its splendor and grandeur. The Park is a hiker's paradise with trails for hikers of all abilities. Provides the opportunity to experience the beauty and solitude of nature.
Mountain Biking - The excitement and serenity of a mountain bike adventure, along the most scenic byways of the Sierra Nevada. The Southern Yosemite area has several bike shops with sales, rentals and specially trained guides who are happy to offer their services and expertise.
Reliving the Old West -Just minutes from the Château lies the Mother Lode, the historic Gold Country where experienced miners will teach the techniques, history and secrets of panning.
Fishing - Reel them in at local lakes and streams. Bass Lake is a beautiful mountain reservoir planted frequently in early spring and summer. Bring your own rod and reel, or allow the marina personnel to outfit you.
Flyfishing - Enjoy the waters of a private trout pond. A fly fishing adventure with guides and equipment is available.
Sugar Pine Railroad - Ride an original narrow-gauge Logger through the tall pine trees. Experiance the sounds and scenes from the era of steam powered railroad logging come to life at the Yosemite Mountain Railroad in the Sierra National Forest south of Yosemite National Park. It is Yosemite sightseeing at its best and a Northern California vacation you will not forget. This unique Yosemite train service will take you back in time when railroads reigned.
Horseback Riding - Experience the Sierra Nevada mountains from horseback. For all levels of riders; one-hour to full-day rides. Whether riding in Yosemite Valley or through a grove of giant sequoias, Sierra horseback riding is unsurpassed.
Golf - There are three golf courses nearby. In Ahwahnee, River Creek and Sierra Meadows golf courses wind through foothill countryside with oak, pine and manzanita hazards. Within Yosemite, Wawona golf course tests one's ability to focus as you stand amidst breathtaking beauty.
Water Sports - The year-round lure of nature brings many to the shores of Bass Lake. Rent a canoe, fishing boat, ski boat, Wave Runner or Jet Ski.
Photography Workshops - Waterfalls, lush meadows, newborn fawns, magnificent trees, blazing sunsets . . Yosemite and its surrounding area are perhaps the most photographed in the world, and with good reason. Ever-changing weather and seasons make the Sierra a photographer's heaven, for the amateur to the professional.
 

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Other Attractions
Wineries

Madera Wine Trail
Experience the Fine Wines from the Winemaking Families of Madera. Madera County is one of California’s oldest wine growing regions. Madera County has long been known for producing internationally acclaimed dessert wines. More recently, several small family growers and wineries have been adding world class dry table wines to the selection. Wine lovers are invited to participate in three Wine Trail Weekends a year. Call Madera Vintners Association at 1-800-733-8068 or visit www.maderavintners.com for more information.

Butterfly Creek Winerystrong in Mariposa - 209-966-2097 - http://www.yosemitewine.com/page/page/1230901.htm

 

Museums & Historical Sites

The Sierra is home to many historical sights and museums. The Consortium of Southern Yosemite Museums has information on several locations at www.southyosemitemuseums.org. Some local favorites are:

Fresno Flats Historical Park in Oakhurst - (559) 683-6570.

Children’s Museum of the Sierra in Oakhurst - (559) 658-5656 – http://www.childrensmuseumofthesierra.org/.

King Vintage Museum in Oakhurst - (559) 658-6999 – www.kingvintagemuseum.org.

Sierra Mono Museum in North Fork - (559) 877-2115

Coarsegold Historic Village in Coarsegold - (559) 683-3900 – http://www.coarsegoldhistoricvillage.com/.

Thornberry Museum & Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad in Fish Camp - (559) 683-7273 – www.ymsprr.com.

California Mining & Mineral Museum in Mariposa - (209) 742-7625.

 

Sightseeing Tours

Yosemite and Beyond Tours and Shuttle Service
Year-round daily and private tours into Yosemite National Park. Shuttle service available to and from Yosemite-Fresno Airport, Amtrak stations and more.
Call 559-641-6789 or visit www.yosemiteandbeyond.com.

Yosemite Sightseeing Tours
Offers a variety of tour packages as well as custom tours and adventures since 1990.
Call 1-800-585-0565 or visit http://www.yosemitetours.com/
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Crossroad Tours
Yosemite Trips, Airport Shuttle, Limousines and more.
Call 559-683-7113 or visit www.xroadstours.com.


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