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Posts in Outdoor Activities

  • Warm, dry days mixed with extreme weather events can create conditions where any spark at the wrong time and place can ignite a dangerous wildfire in California. 

  • Outdoor art holds untold possibilities in Yosemite Mariposa. Whether you’re setting up your easel in Tuolumne Meadows to capture the sunset reflecting off a meandering river or journaling atop a boulder at the base of Vernal Falls, there’s a world of outdoor inspiration awaiting artists of all ages.

  • Imagine the possibilities for fun and recreation if you were to stay work learn and play in Yosemite Mariposa County. There is plenty to explore here. Get tips on how to bring learning to life, make the most of those in-between times and add excitement and joy into the everyday.

  • Whether it’s rafting big water on the Merced River or climbing big walls like El Capitan, mountain biking down a gonzo fire road in the Sierra National Forest or skydiving from 14,000 feet as Half Dome stands guard in the distance, Yosemite Mariposa is a prime destination for all thrill levels and budgets.

  • Creatively blending the new normal of work/study with quality outdoor adventure, natural beauty and authentic learning experiences, Mariposa County offers working parents the chance to swap their heels and wing-tips for waffle soles and “reboot” in an iconic national park paradise.

  • Pairing the natural beauty of Yosemite National Park with farm-to-table dining and historic saloons, Yosemite Mariposa combines unrivaled outdoor fun with spirited nightlife making it one of the top weekend getaways in California.

  • Planning a visit to Yosemite Mariposa County in fall? This is a spectacular season to visit. Check out this amazing fall itinerary for ideas on planning your own trip.

  • 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. 

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