Fall Colors in Lake Tahoe

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Fall Activities/events in Lake Tahoe



Fall Colors in Tahoe


When: September – November


Where: Lake Tahoe, Hope Valley, and surrounding areas


For Leaf Peepers and those just seeking a tranquil mountain getaway, Fall is one of the best times of the year to visit Lake Tahoe. The summer crowds have retreated and the weather is perfect for getting outside and exploring! From about mid-September to late-October, you can witness the changing of colors that surrounds beautiful Lake Tahoe. Among the lush pine trees are magnificent aspens, which ignite in fiery reds, yellows, and oranges. Walk amongst the golf leaves of the aspen trees that shimmer in the cool Autumn breeze, contrasting against the brilliant blue Sierra sky. You don't have to go far from the shores of South Lake Tahoe to see the spectacular color show. Hope Valley and Frederick's Meadow, just a short distance from Fallen Leaf Lake, offer dense aspen groves with mountain backdrops that couldn't be more picture perfect. (Information provided by LakeTahoe.com and AlpineCounty.com)



Fall Fish Fest (Kokanee Salmon Festival)


When: October 7 & 8, 10:00am - 4:00pm


Where: Taylor Creek Visitor Center, South Lake Tahoe


Celebrate the annual fall migration of the Kokanee salmon during the two-day Fall Fish Fest event in South Lake Tahoe! Join the fun and participate in this free family event which has become one of the most fascinating educational and wildlife viewing events in Northern California. The Festival celebrates the dramatic and colorful spawning behaviors of the Kokanee Salmon, encouraging participation by children and their parents in a wide variety of educational and entertaining events. Events this year include the Salmon Feed, children's activities, educational programs and booths, stream-side programs, a children's run, 5k, 10k, and half-marathon trail runs. (Information provided by TahoeSouth.com)



Lake Tahoe Marathon


When: October 13 - 15


Where: Multiple locations around Lake Tahoe


Run, jog, or walk your way to this premier three-day running festival, attracting thousands of athletes and visitors each year. You'll find a range of events for everyone from the casual runner to the fanatic including a 5K, 10K, Half Marathons, 16.6-Miler, Marathons, Ultras and the famous Triple Marathon and Triple Half Marathon Trifecta! Competitors range from toddlers to octogenarians, with running, swimming, and, kayaking in breathtaking venues around the lake. The Lake Tahoe Marathon has something for your whole family, club, or group of friends at one of the most beautiful vacation destinations in the world. This is a race you won't want to miss! (Information provided by TahoeSouth.com and LakeTahoeMarathon.com)