It’s truly a magical time to be in Lake Tahoe. You feel as though the entire town of South Lake Tahoe is taking a big breath to stop for a moment and enjoy the peace. While there are a lot of festivals happening in and around town this month, it’s not these extravaganzas that we enjoy most. It’s the colors!
Autumn Colors Remind Us of Food
The bright tapestry of Mother Nature reminds us of our past article talking about eating color and how it changes the way it tastes. Though you can’t eat the leaves, the splash of loud yellow from the fluttering aspens beg for attention. They call you to relax and enjoy the sights and sounds.
Sawmill Cove, Our Favorite Place to Take in Fall Colors
This is around the time of year where we head over to the historic site of Lucky Baldwin’s Sawmill. It’s hard to imagine that this “secret” hamlet on Fallen Leaf Lake was home to the logging industry back in the 1880’s. More than a century later, it’s become a whimsical locale to take a leisurely walk or a fantastic jog through. As the lake’s name implies, there is a lot of aspens to see change color.
Kokanee Trail Runs – A Local Runner’s Favorite
In fact, the scenery is so magnificent here that around the first week of October every year, there’s the Kokanee Trail Runs. It’s been a favorite among the running community for years in the Lake Tahoe Basin. Heck, we’ve done it a few times ourselves! Combined with the Oktoberfest yodeling at Camp Rich and the learning at Taylor Creek’s Fall Fish Fest, it’s the perfect way to harvest the colors of fall.