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Summertime Adventures in Siskiyou

Summertime Adventures in Siskiyou

Siskiyou is a beautiful region to explore with your family and a wonderful place to take a summertime trip. You can go berry picking, play in the water, learn about local history, and more.

Compliment your summer vacation with a few of the adventure ideas I’ve shared below.

Go to the Siskiyou Golden Fair 

My husband grew up in Siskiyou, and one of his favorite parts of the summer included attending the Siskiyou Golden Fair. He loved the fair food, rides, checking out the educational booths, and seeing local art on display. The concerts and events are also a must see! The Holiday Inn Express and Comfort Inn in Yreka are great family-friendly lodging choices and are located just minutes from the fairgrounds.

Play in the Water 

Love playing in the water? Spend a day at the Lake Siskiyou Camp Resort. You can swim or sunbathe at the beach, play in “The Splash Zone” with your kids, or rent a kayak or paddle board. Fishing and patio boats are also available to rent.

More details here.

Explore Siskiyou’s History 

Learning about local history is one of the joys of traveling. Plus, patronizing museums is an excellent way to get to know a community. Whether you’re exploring Yreka, Weed, or Happy Camp, Siskiyou has lots of history to uncover. Also, Siskiyou museums offer summertime adventures inside, away from hot temperatures.

Read A Passport to Siskiyou’s Historic Hotspots and History Adventures on Miner Street to learn about Siskiyou’s history.

Pick Berries & Flowers 

Visit the California Heritage Farms U-pick berry patch and gather flowers, strawberries, raspberries, and blackberries. Your fingers might turn red and blue from picking so many berries, and it will be worth it! If you don’t eat all your berries, make a cobbler when you get home. And last but not least, bring multiple containers to transport your berry haul.

California Heritage Farms is located at 7715 Eastside Road in Fort Jones, CA, and during summer the berry patch is open from 6 am to 8 pm.

Attend Gold Rush Days in Yreka, CA 

Every summer, Yreka celebrates its gold rush heritage by hosting Gold Rush Days. The event includes historical reenactments, a beer garden, gold panning, tasty food, and more. The event is located on historic Miner Street, it’s free, and open to the public.

This year’s event is June 15. More details here.

Enjoy Epic Views on the Trail

While you’re in Siskiyou, going on a hike is a great way to see the area. Plus, spending time outside can improve your health and well-being. For example, scientists have found that spending time in nature can decrease blood pressure, improve cognitive abilities, and enhance your creativity. In essence, Siskiyou is a lovely place to relax and recharge; especially on the trail.

Read about my favorite places to hike and take photos here.

Take a Road Trip 

Take a road trip in East Siskiyou and see sights like the Tulelake National Wildlife Refuge, the Living Memorial Sculpture Garden, and stop along the way to take photos of Mount Shasta. Also, don’t forget to look for wildflowers on the route. Identifying wildflowers—like the Indian Paintbrush and Pacific Dogwood blossoms—is a fun activity for adults and kids!

Read Road Trip in Siskiyou for additional ideas, directions, and more.

Happy adventuring!

PRO-TIPS 

Lodging: Pair your summertime adventures with a stay at the Mt. Shasta Resort or the Inn at Mount Shasta in Mount Shasta, CA.

Good Eats: If you’re staying in Mount Shasta, you’ll find plenty of good food. Read about my favorite places to eat here.

Trip Planning Ideas: Looking for a sample itinerary and travel ideas? Read Plan a summer getaway in Siskiyou! and Preparing for Your Trip to Siskiyou.

Summertime Adventures in Siskiyou

Siskiyou is a beautiful region to explore with your family and a wonderful place to take a summertime trip. You can go berry picking, play in the water, learn about local history, and more.

Compliment your summer vacation with a few of the adventure ideas I’ve shared below.

Go to the Siskiyou Golden Fair 

My husband grew up in Siskiyou, and one of his favorite parts of the summer included attending the Siskiyou Golden Fair. He loved the fair food, rides, checking out the educational booths, and seeing local art on display. The concerts and events are also a must see! The Holiday Inn Express and Comfort Inn in Yreka are great family-friendly lodging choices and are located just minutes from the fairgrounds.

Play in the Water 

Love playing in the water? Spend a day at the Lake Siskiyou Camp Resort. You can swim or sunbathe at the beach, play in “The Splash Zone” with your kids, or rent a kayak or paddle board. Fishing and patio boats are also available to rent.

More details here.

Explore Siskiyou’s History 

Learning about local history is one of the joys of traveling. Plus, patronizing museums is an excellent way to get to know a community. Whether you’re exploring Yreka, Weed, or Happy Camp, Siskiyou has lots of history to uncover. Also, Siskiyou museums offer summertime adventures inside, away from hot temperatures.

Read A Passport to Siskiyou’s Historic Hotspots and History Adventures on Miner Street to learn about Siskiyou’s history.

Pick Berries & Flowers 

Visit the California Heritage Farms U-pick berry patch and gather flowers, strawberries, raspberries, and blackberries. Your fingers might turn red and blue from picking so many berries, and it will be worth it! If you don’t eat all your berries, make a cobbler when you get home. And last but not least, bring multiple containers to transport your berry haul.

California Heritage Farms is located at 7715 Eastside Road in Fort Jones, CA, and during summer the berry patch is open from 6 am to 8 pm.

Attend Gold Rush Days in Yreka, CA 

Every summer, Yreka celebrates its gold rush heritage by hosting Gold Rush Days. The event includes historical reenactments, a beer garden, gold panning, tasty food, and more. The event is located on historic Miner Street, it’s free, and open to the public.

This year’s event is June 15. More details here.

Enjoy Epic Views on the Trail

While you’re in Siskiyou, going on a hike is a great way to see the area. Plus, spending time outside can improve your health and well-being. For example, scientists have found that spending time in nature can decrease blood pressure, improve cognitive abilities, and enhance your creativity. In essence, Siskiyou is a lovely place to relax and recharge; especially on the trail.

Read about my favorite places to hike and take photos here.

Take a Road Trip 

Take a road trip in East Siskiyou and see sights like the Tulelake National Wildlife Refuge, the Living Memorial Sculpture Garden, and stop along the way to take photos of Mount Shasta. Also, don’t forget to look for wildflowers on the route. Identifying wildflowers—like the Indian Paintbrush and Pacific Dogwood blossoms—is a fun activity for adults and kids!

Read Road Trip in Siskiyou for additional ideas, directions, and more.

Happy adventuring!

PRO-TIPS 

Lodging: Pair your summertime adventures with a stay at the Mt. Shasta Resort or the Inn at Mount Shasta in Mount Shasta, CA.

Good Eats: If you’re staying in Mount Shasta, you’ll find plenty of good food. Read about my favorite places to eat here.

Trip Planning Ideas: Looking for a sample itinerary and travel ideas? Read Plan a summer getaway in Siskiyou! and Preparing for Your Trip to Siskiyou.