Okay, so now you are telling yourself you really want to go to Twain Harte, CA and stay in one of the places I talked about where you can stay with your dog. But, you may be asking, what can you do there with your dog?
Well, this is a good question because sometimes when you take your dog on a trip with you, you end up being restricted with the kinds of activites you can do because you do have your dog. Some places just don’t allow dogs.
If you read in your Dog Lover’s Companion book about the Twain Harte and general Sonora areas, you can get a few ideas of what you can do. Things that we did were to take him a few minutes north to play in the snow. We also went into Murphy’s and Angels Camp to walk around in the downtown areas. We also walked around in downtown Sonora. Most places still do not allow dogs into their stores. You can find places to eat with outdoor seating though, so you can have your dog with you while you eat.
A word about Murphy’s. If you love to drink wine, then this is the place for you. There are a lot of wineries in the Gold Country, and Murphy’s has a ton of tasting rooms for you to try. Just make sure to have someone stay outside to watch your dog. Please don’t tie him up outside.
You can also visit many of the actual wineries. Again, you may have to leave your dog in your vehicle. Just make sure the windows are down, or if it is just too hot, then don’t bring your dog.
There are many lakes in the area. I know most dogs will love to go for a swim in the lake. There are trails and parks to go to also. If you are a dog owner, you are probably adventurous and this would be right up your alley. I also talked about Columbia State Park in my past posts. This is a historic town where you can walk around with your dog safely because there is no vehicle traffic. You cannot bring your dog into the stores, so you should have more than one person with you so someone can watch your dog while you visit any store.
Do you want to pan for gold? Who knows, you may strike it rich. And your dog can help you out too. The folks at Gold Prospecting Expeditions will allow you to prospect for gold with your trusty dog watching out for claim jumpers.
There really is a lot you can do with your dog in the Sonora area. Of course, you are restricted from doing some things since you do have your dog, but you can have loads of fun, and so can your dog. Give it a try, I know you will love the area as much as we do.