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Nature Draws Homeowners to Placer County

John LaRosa 04/17/2014

Nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts will find fresh air and plenty of activity when searching for Placer County homes listed with California realty companies. There is always something to do for active singles, retirees, or families who relocate to the area.


Enjoy breathtaking offerings on the scenic Miner’s Ravine Nature Trail which is open to joggers, bikers or anyone who is simply out to walk the family dog.  Keep up with a fitness regime by running or walking on the many trails and back roads in Placer County. Mountain biking is a physical challenge on the American River bike trail. Take a family break and picnic while day hiking in the Tahoe National Forest. The Granite Chief Wilderness area is a protected environment with granite formations, glacier carved valleys, mountain meadows, and miles of trails for serious hikers. This is also considered bear country, which should interest the avid photographer.

Outdoor Adventure

For the avid sport enthusiast there is backpacking and camping in the foothills and High Sierra region of the county. The entire family will enjoy water activities including swimming, parasailing, sailing, kayaking, canoeing, and water skiing at Lake Tahoe, Rollins Lake, Lake Clementine, and Folsom Lake. Areas are open for hunting and fishing, along with access to four-wheel drive trails. Winter activities such as ice skating and snowmobiling are favored in Placer County. The historically well-known Donner Pass, located in Tahoe National Forest, is a recommended cross country skiing and dogsledding area. Placer County homes are the resting spots between trips into the natural environment that the state has to offer.

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