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  • Away from the Valley, the Merced River flows wild & free through a dramatic canyon revealing much to explore. Everything from rafting and hiking, to fishing and gold panning, all in a history-drenched setting of unmistakable beauty.

  • Mariposa County offers a full complement of unique places and distinctive things to do in and around Yosemite.  From soaring above Half Dome to sipping estate-pressed olive oil and riding into the sequoias on horseback, here’s an insider’s list of unique places to visit in California.

  • Encompassing nearly 900,000 acres and bordering the western edge of Yosemite National Park and Mariposa County, the Stanislaus National Forest is an unforgettable realm of natural beauty. 

  • One of the largest natural tracts in California, the Sierra National Forest flanks the southern and western edges of Yosemite National Park and Mariposa County. Abundant recreational opportunities earn the Sierra National Forest’s rep as an outdoor lover’s paradise.

  • NatureBridge’s Crane Flat campus will serve as your base camp for exploring one of the country’s most iconic national parks. Relax under a canopy of tall trees, go on educational hikes led by our experienced educators and explore the grandeur Yosemite has to offer.

  • Yosemite Mariposa offers what could be the widest variety of hikes in California. Whether it’s a slow amble through the wildflowers while the kids chase butterflies or a solo climb up the granite switchbacks as clouds pass beneath you, there’s a trail for everyone regardless of age or ability.

  • The Yosemite Mariposa County Tourism Bureau invites all currently and newly enrolled youth 4-H members to submit photojournalist articles for publication to showcase Things for Kids to Do in Mariposa County.

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