Tahoe summer rushes in

Kyle Smaine and Luca Genasci enjoy an early spring paddle at Tallac Creek on the South Shore. | Photography by Brian Walker, BrianWalkerPhoto.com, @Brian.Walker

Tahoe summer rushes in

While summer won’t officially start for another month, in Tahoe, we relish the warm days while they last and Memorial Day weekend marks the kickoff of Tahoe’s “summer.” Campgrounds, parks, boat ramps and historic sites around the Tahoe Sierra all open for Memorial Day weekend. As well, Memorial Day marks the beginning of the busy summer event season, and this season is shaping up to be one of the busiest for events since before the pandemic.

Kick off the season by pitching in at one of the many community cleanup events and enjoy the work of local artists and makers at the annual Made in Tahoe Festival. It’s also the start of summer trail building season, and local organizations from the Tahoe Rim Trail Association to TAMBA and many others are gearing up to tackle trail projects and volunteers are needed. Tahoe’s eight farmers’ market are all set to open, as well, offering a bounty of fresh-from-the-farm offerings to enjoy. Find information on these and many other summer events in this edition.


Wildfire Preparedness Guide released

We recently began distribution of the 4th annual Tahoe Wildfire Preparedness Guide and it marks the first time we’ve been able to produce the guide as a standalone publication, thanks to a grant from the TOT-TBID Dollars at Work program. The guide will primarily be distributed in eastern Placer County (service area for the grant program) from Homewood on the West Shore to Kings Beach on the North Shore, along with Olympic Valley and Northstar.

Thanks to additional financial support from sponsors and advertisers in the Wildfire Guide, Tahoe Guide will also be able to make copies available at all the visitor centers and fire districts in the region, locations in Truckee and at most local grocery stores. Read more about the Wildfire Guide and how to get a print or digital copy in this edition.


Swing into summer

Golf remains one of the top activities in the Tahoe Sierra for locals and visitors, and with 22 golf courses in the region there’s no shortage of challenging greens and breathtaking sites to enjoy. From courses along the shores of Lake Tahoe to high-elevation greens and fairways stretched across the Lost Sierra, there’s something for every level of player. Read our 14th annual Tahoe Sierra Golf Guide in this edition to learn more about local courses open to public play and about Tahoe’s historic golf courses, including Old Brockway, celebrating its 100th anniversary this season.


Summer schedule

Tahoe Guide will be publishing every 2 weeks this summer through Sept. 11, before switching back to our monthly schedule. Sign up for a mail subscription so you never miss an edition of Tahoe Guide at YourTahoeGuide.com/subscribe.