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Fall Festivities in Yosemite Mariposa County

Savoring that Fall Spirit

In Yosemite Mariposa County, it’s hard not to love every season, our backdrop is just too gorgeous. Here are just a few ways to enjoy an autumn vacation in Yosemite Mariposa County.

  • Fireside Storytelling

Short days and cool nights create the perfect season for old-fashioned evenings of fireside gatherings. Enjoy the perfect marriage of the two with the Fireside Storytelling program. The Fireside Storytelling program takes place next to the beautiful fireplace in The Ahwahnee Great Lounge. Guests of all ages can relax for an hour of stories about Yosemite’s cultural and natural history. This is a free activity held from October through February, 7 p.m.-8 p.m.

The Majestic Yosemite Hotel Mariposa Lodging

  • Fat Tire Mountain Biking

Crisp mountain air, easy trails and scenic tours make Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite‘s bike riding a favorite pastime for all ages. Now you can experience miles of mountain biking trails through majestic Sierra National Forest on one of Tenaya’s new fat tire bikes. You can take a short easy ride down Jackson Road, take longer rides through the Nelder Grove of Giant Sequoias or up to a historic fire tower at Signal Peak. In addition, with a bit of driving, the Sierra National Forest offers some of the finest single-track riding anywhere, from easy to technical.

Mountain biking

  • Wine Tasting in the historic gold rush town of Mariposa

Casto Oaks Winery is a small family operation with 14 years of experience in their craft. They use sustainable farming practices and leave no stone unturned to ensure the highest possible quality with zero shortcuts. Casto Oaks offers the exciting new wines you’ll quickly want to introduce to your friends and represents the best of the best in Mariposa. Coast Oaks Winery wines are multiple gold medal winners and best of class in the largest wine competition in the world of wines in the U.S.

Casto Oaks Yosemite Deal

  • Fall Photography

There’s really nothing better than fall in Yosemite. If you’re looking to find the best place to get Yosemite Fall Photography for those jaw-dropping pictures of scenic Yosemite National Park, you won’t be disappointed by our curated list.

Yosemite Fall Photo Guide

  • Star Gazing

On a clear cool night you can bundle up tightly, take a thermos and an astronomy app and wander the many paths of the Valley Floor marveling at the Milky Way and constellations. Check out our post, Starry Starry Yosemite, for more information about where to see the most beautiful stars in the galaxy from coziness of your campsite.

Astronomy, Glacier Point, Stars, Stargazing, Night

Photo Credit: Kristal Leonard

Thanksgiving Dinner

If you’re looking for a decadent meal without the hassle that goes into it, we’ve got you covered!


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