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150th Anniversary Events of the Truckee Transcontinental Railroad

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150th Anniversary Events of the Truckee Transcontinental Railroad

150 Year Truckee Donner Railroad Celebration

150 years ago, on May 10, 1869, the Transcontinental Railroad was completed, forever changing the landscape of the Truckee-Donner Summit area. This sesquicentennial of the Transcontinental Railroad marks the spanning of the continent with rails and a revolution to this area and the country. The railroad brought both freight and travelers to Truckee, helped create our local lumber and ice industries, and brought writers and artists to capture the beauty of the area.

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Truckee Kids Summer Camps!

Truckee Kids Summer Camps!

Truckee’s alpine beauty, blue skies and shimmering water make it an ideal destination for outdoor adventure, but do you know that Truckee also offers diverse summer camps for kids? From robotics, jazz band, art, and rock climbing to wilderness survival — you and your family can find the perfect camp for summer fun. Don’t miss out! Registration has begun for many of these great programs.

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Top Five Engagement Spots in Truckee

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Top Five Engagement Spots in Truckee

Truckee Top Engagement Spots

Deciding where to pop the question and get engaged is by far one of the most memorable moments in life. Here’s a list of top five engagement spots in Truckee with unreal views that some might argue are just as dreamy as the actual proposal.

1. Donner Summit
Near the top of Old Highway 40 along the Sierra Crest, you’ll be hard pressed not to get caught up in all of the things you can accomplish together and what the future holds as you look out over Donner Lake and all of Truckee.

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Big Life Artist – Arts For The Schools

Big Life Artist – Arts For The Schools

Filling the Gap to Keep the Arts in Schools

Big Life Artist of the Week – Arts For The Schools is a bi-state 501 (c)3 non-profit that fundamentally believes that access and exposure to the arts is essential for all. Arts For The Schools fills the gaps in visual and performing arts education for more than 10,000 children at K-12 schools AND provides access to artistic excellence for the public.

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2018 – 2019 Official Truckee Visitors Guide

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2018 – 2019 Official Truckee Visitors Guide

Truckee Visitors Guide Summer Fall 2018

Explore everything that Truckee has to offer with the 2018 – 2019 Official Truckee Visitors Guide! Learn about Truckee’s annual fun events. See our list of many fun hiking and biking trails. Read our guide to local craft beer plus where to dine! Discover why the stars shine brighter in Truckee. Check out the 20-mile Museum, Donner Memorial Bridge, and richen your historic knowledge along the scenic and breathtaking Old California Highway 40.

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Festival Goer’s Guide to the Sagan Fondo

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Festival Goer’s Guide to the Sagan Fondo

Peter Sagan Fondo and Festival Truckee

The Sagan Fondo Truckee Dirt Edition isn’t just for the cyclocross or hardtail mountain bike rider looking for a gravel grinder — although if you’re thinking about participating in the ride, there’s still time! In fact, local residents can take 35% OFF the registration fee when they sign up at www.saganfondo.com/register with the code “TruckeeSaganFondo”. The code is valid till Thursday,

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Tahoe Donner – Base Camp for a Big Family Life

Base Camp for a Big Family Life

Tahoe Donner has over 6,500 homes and 25,000 members celebrating the Tahoe lifestyle on 7,300 acres in Truckee, California.  As a result, this makes Tahoe Donner one of America’s largest homeowner’s associations in Truckee, California. Tahoe Donner is an eclectic community with a passion for outdoor recreation and the Tahoe lifestyle.

Furthermore, Tahoe Donner is most noteworthy due to featuring a wide variety of recreational facilities. Some facilities are either members only and others are open to the general public.

 

Tahoe Donner Big Life Experience

Tahoe Donner Big Life Experience

In the video below see how the Tahoe Donner Association makes Truckee their “Base Camp for a Big Life.” Tahoe Donner is one of America’s largest homeowner’s associations, with nearly 6,500 properties and 25,000 members enjoying over 7,500 acres in the Sierra Nevada mountains.

Tahoe Donner is one of America’s largest homeowner’s associations, with nearly 6,500 properties and 25,000 members enjoying over 7,500 acres in the Sierra Nevada mountains.

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Dog-friendly, Winter Trails to Walk in Truckee

Dog-friendly, Winter Trails to Walk in Truckee

The Truckee area has a variety of dog-friendly, town-maintained trails for winter recreation opportunities like hiking, running, and biking.

Plowed trails in Truckee include the Truckee River Legacy Trail (5 miles one-way), the Trout Creek Trail (1.5 miles one-way), the Brockway Road Trail (1 mile one-way), and Martis Dam Road (1.5 miles one-way). In nearby Squaw Valley, the Squaw Valley Public Services District provides snow removal on 2.3 miles of paved trails. 

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Mountain Driving Guide: Tire Chains & Road Conditions

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Mountain Driving Guide: Tire Chains & Road Conditions

Putting on tire chains on the way to Truckee

Winter driving conditions and tire chains can be some of the trickiest things for California travelers. Here are some safety tips for making it up to your Truckee vacation rental.

Always check with your host to make sure you get special tips for their neighborhood, like where to park, when their driveway plow service comes by and if their roads are usually cleared soon after a snowfall or the next day.

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