The greater Arnold area is filled with natural bounties and a noteworthy past. The giant Sequoia trees found in the Calaveras Big Trees State Park began growing when dinosaurs stalked the Earth. The California Gold Rush of the mid-1800s brought an influx of people to the area in search of opportunity. With this new population and the area's extraordinary natural attractions, the Arnold community experienced its first industry, tourism, which continues to be an important resource.
Discover unique, year-round adventures in Calaveras County, including historic and picturesque gold rush towns, award winning foothill vineyards and tasting rooms, micro-breweries and pubs, eclectic art galleries, antique shops and gold rush museums. Nearby, Murphys is a vibrant, gold rush community of approximately 2,000 residents. Murphy presents live theatre, fine restaurants and outstanding outdoor recreational opportunities for its residents. Often called the "Queen of the Sierra," Murphys has retained the charm of yesteryear, even as it has grown and developed into a modern community.
Arnold and the surrounding areas offer a multitude of recreation possibilities for outdoor lovers. Downhill and cross-country skiing at the Bear Valley Ski Area provides some of the lightest and deepest snow conditions in all of California. Skiers and snowboarders will enjoy the diverse terrain, offering a huge amount of trails and ridges offering spectacular views.
Additionally, fishing and swimming are available from the countless rivers, lakes and water sources, such as the Spicer Reservoir, Lake Alpine, Stanislaus River, Beaver Creek (in Big Trees State Park) and White Pines Lake in Arnold. Fishing enthusiasts will find the Stanislaus National Forest and surrounding area rivers, creeks and lakes abundant with rainbow, brown and brook trout. The beautiful area also boasts plenty of biking, boating, horseback riding, golf, snowmobiling, camping and picnicking for its residents’ year-round enjoyment.
With such a short proximity to San Francisco and Sacramento’s downtown areas, the arts, theatre and a bustling nightlife are readily available to the residents of Arnold. Cultural vignettes spot the city, diversity programs, historical sites and a beautiful landscape top the list of conveniences available to its populace. Whether it's the diverse and extensive recreational opportunities, the friendly people or the beautiful natural scenery, Arnold and the surrounding communities afford a quality of life second to none. The combination of small town charm within a short distance of a several large cities make Arnold a great place to call home.
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