June 2019 Update from Truckee, California

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Summer is already in full swing with bustling farmers markets, outdoor concerts, breweries and dining patios. The best advice I have after watching the initial wave of local events is: get to your destination early, grab parking, and enjoy!  Last week’s Music in the Park was a huge success, with The Dead Winter Carpenters kicking off the Truckee summer tradition. I say this based on the incredible number of cars lining Donner Pass Road in all directions. The music doesn’t stop there; the weekly summer music offerings include Concerts at Common’s Beach (Sunday), Bluesdays at Squaw Valley and Summer Concert Series at Grays Crossing (Tuesday), the aforementioned Music in the Park at the Truckee River Regional Park (Wednesday) and Music on the Beach at Kings Beach (Friday). Find more information about summer music in the area HERE.

If trails are your thing, you’re in luck as snow is melting quickly from higher elevations—you will notice this taking a dunk in the waters of Lake Tahoe...it’s freezing!  We’re looking forward to walking among the beautiful wildflowers on our lazy weekend mornings and mountain bikers are rejoicing as their favorite spots are opening up. Another summer highlight is fishing, which seems to be increasing in popularity for all ages these days. Last week’s annual fishing derby hooked (pun intended) a lot of youth, and, from what I hear, it’s also become a popular way for teenagers to explore our local terrain. 

As the final snow thaws and the heat of summer arrives, I am reminded just how fast time passes and how precious it is. This has already been a great summer for me and my family; our household is buzzing with the addition of baby Quinn. We’ve spent the start of the season exploring and showing Quinn the things I love about the town that I too was raised in. Some of our favorites so far have been picnic lunches at Lake Forest Beach in Tahoe City with treats from Sugar Pine Cakery & Cafe and gathering with friends (kids welcome) at the Truckee River Winery. From our family to yours, have a great July and hopefully our paths cross at one of our local happenings.