What's great in wine, beer, fine dining,
places to stay, & places to visit
in California State

Wednesday, 31 March 2021 10:00

What's New in Tuolumne County

Rate this item
(6 votes)

TASTE News Service, March 31, 2021 – Although the past year has been uncertain for many, a handful of new small businesses recently opened up shop in Tuolumne County, with more on the way.

Known as a gateway to the beauty of Yosemite National Park, there are many things to do in the area. Reps of the County’s tourism industry suggest you discover unique shopping, food and outdoor adventures during your next getaway. Here's what's new in Tuolumne County this spring:

The Dogge Shoppe the Hailey Family PicmonkeyThe Hailey Familly, proprietors of The Dogge Shoppe, pose with piortraits of pals

Climbing Gear Galore

Based in Jamestown, Golden Chain Climbing is a new one-stop-shop for climbing essentials and outdoor apparel. From ancient volcanic cliffs to high elevation granite peaks, Tuolumne County is home to some of the most diverse and fun rock climbing in California, and with Gold Chain Climbing, adventure seekers can be sure they'll stay comfortable and safe. The store also offers bouldering meetups twice a week with additional new programs on the horizon.

Local Artisan Goods

Committed to supporting local artisans, Local Collective  in Sonora offers unique and hand-crafted goods from many Tuolumne County makers all in one place. Visitors can treasure hunt for art, jewelry, leather goods, local honey, sustainable living products and other gifts to take home. Their house-made vegan soft serve and espresso turn the shopping experience even sweeter. 

Another establishment proud to offer a blend of local merchants is Jamestown's Heritage Marketplace . The specialty marketplace focuses on organic produce and goods made by local families and neighbors, as well as a wide selection of bulk goods for an eco-friendly shopping experience. The Health Bar on site serves kombucha on tap, smoothies and juices, grab-and-go items, a coffee shop and a bakery.  

Dogs Welcome

Dog lovers will appreciate Foxy Roxy's Inc. The Dogge Shoppe. The family-owned dog-friendly boutique is the first of its kind in Gold Country, featuring unique and luxurious clothes, accessories, toys and treats for dogs, as well as goodies for their loving owners.

Ice-Cream, Beer and Books - All in One Place

Coming soon and highly anticipated is The Thirsty Prospector - a family-oriented, old-fashioned and mining-themed microbrewery that will join a burgeoning scene of downtown Sonora breweries and taprooms. Located in a historic building dating to the 1850s, The Thirsty Prospector will sell brews and pub food, ice-cream and books to entertain adults and kids alike and focus on a community-driven experience.   

About Visit Tuolumne County

Visit Tuolumne ("to-all-o-me") County (VTC) is the official destination marketing organization for Tuolumne County in Northern California with a mission to increase visitation, travel spending and overnight stays. Tuolumne County is a 2 1/2-hour drive east of the San Francisco Bay Area. The destination is known for its pristine, scenic expanse reaching into the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Gold was discovered in Tuolumne County in 1848, helping set off the major gold rush of 1849. The main highways leading to the picturesque drive from the Bay Area are Highways 108 and 120 from the west and Highway 49 from the north. The State Highway 120 entrance to Yosemite National Park is considered the "front door" of the park for the Bay Area. The Stanislaus National Forest, Yosemite National Park and other surrounding areas provide natural vistas and settings for hiking, water skiing, horseback riding, rafting, camping, snowmobiling, boating, snow skiing, fishing and other outdoor activities. Seven restored historic hotels, four golf courses, numerous and varied dining establishments, historic saloons, four wineries, a hard cider distillery, train rides, casinos, seven museums, two state historic parks, two live theaters, many bed-and-breakfast inns and a variety of Airbnb accommodations are among the many other attributes that make the county a year-round vacation destination. For more information, go to VistTCToday.com .

Read 667 times Last modified on Wednesday, 31 March 2021 10:33

Copyright © 2005 - 2021. Taste California Travel. All rights reserved. | Phoenix Website Design by CitrusKiwi