Many vacation in Yosemite National Park and return to live full time or in second-homes in Sonora California, or Twain Harte country homes up Highway 108. Falling in love with Yosemite National Park, one revisits often. There’s so much to see and do. The U.S. Forest Service Information Center in Sonora offers excellent resources.
Year-round visitors and residents of Sonora CA real estate take the Northern Yosemite Highway into Yosemite Valley. That is California Highway 120, the major artery and gateway to the Northern Entrance to Yosemite National Park from Sacramento (105 miles) or San Francisco (133 miles).
Sonora real estate truly is a launch into one of the most spectacular regions in the world. From Hal Dome to Giant Sequoias and the Rim of the World Vista of the Tuolumne Canyon in Tuolumne Grove at Crane Flat, there are many relaxing and invigorating activities and attractions inside Yosemite. Walk Yosemite Valley towards Bridal Falls. Dive into Hetch Hetchy Reservoir or Lake Eleanor.
The marvelous views, natural attractions and beautiful side trips change throughout the seasons. During summertime, the Tioga Pass over the Sierra, through Tuolumne Meadows to Highway 395 arrives at Mono Lake. There’s awesome picnicking at Rainbow Pools along Highway 120 or wild and scenic Class 1-5 rafting on the Tuolumne River.
Wonderful lodging experiences can be different every year. Stay in a River Yurt on the banks of the South Fork Tuolumne River, 5 miles from Yosemite’s west gate at Yosemite Lakes Resort on Highway 120 in Groveland. There are several bed and breakfast establishments such as Yosemite Rose and Blackberry. Stay at the old stage stop, now Big Creek Meadow Guest Ranch between Groveland and Yosemite. In Yosemite, book a night in Evergreen Lodge, established in 1921, for the Classic Yosemite Experience. Or….simply camp under the stars. Pick up a Tuolumne County visitors guide in Sonora for up-to-date dining and camping information.
Learn, too. Yosemite Audio Adventures offers fully narrated driving tours. Just pop in the CD and keep in time to the music. Ride the free trams or shuttle buses or drive along to view the diverse wildlife habitats. But….do stop to climb El Capitan or Half Dome, hike on well-marked trails to enjoy wildflowers and streams, bicycle for miles of back roads and logging trails, horseback ride or take a pack trip. And lunch at the famous Ahwahnee Hotel.
Buying and Selling Properties
For helpful information about buying primary homes, second homes, land, and investment properties in Tuolumne County, call Century 21 Wildwood Properties, Inc. at 209-586-3258. Our qualified agents also provide resources and marketing skills that help sellers find the right buyers.
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