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Ten Great Gold Country Family Activities
By Betty SederquistIt’s time to explore! Cool pine forests, cozy little Gold Rush towns, rowdy whitewater rivers, ancient Native American ceremonies, mysterious caves and relaxing campgrounds are all enough to lure northern California families on easy one- or two-day trips.With attention to pacing and planning, family-friendly adventures can be great fun for all ages. First, any outing should include plenty of food, restroom and just run-and-stretch stops. And, although there’s plenty to do in the foothills, it’s important not to over-schedule; one or two destinations are enough for the day. Finally, kids learn with all their senses, so any adventure that includes hands-on activities makes for a memorable, fun outing.
|In Coloma, docents demonstrate an old-fashioned Long Tom, used to gather gold during the California Gold Rush.|
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