If you’re looking for one last family outing before summer comes to an end, then head on up to Calaveras Big Trees State Park on Saturday August 20, and enjoy Family Day at the park. Located in Arnold, about a half-hour north of Sonora, this off-the-beaten-path California state park features two Giant Sequoia groves, with wheelchair-accessible trails through both of them.
Of course any day is great at the park, but Family Day features some extra special activities such as storytelling, demonstrations, music and outdoor activities. The festivities kick off at 10 AM with a Birds of Prey Exhibit in the Fallen Sentinel area and run throughout the day. Visit www.bigtrees.org or check out this schedule and map to plan your day.
And when you get hungry, head on over to the Arnold Moose Lodge booth for a tasty Barbeque lunch. Cold drinks, ice cream and baked goods will also be available for purchase.
Best of all, all park admission fees for the day will be donated to the Calaveras Big Trees Association, which conducts educational programs in the park. So come on out for a day of fun and support this very accessible state park. As an added bonus, a trip up the hill is a sure way to beat the heat in the valley!