Summer Activities in Lake Tahoe

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A freshwater lake located along the border between Nevada and California in the United States, Lake Tahoe is a popular tourist attraction. The lake is well-known for its clear waters and recreational activities in the summertime. The area surrounding Lake Tahoe is connected with Sacramento and Carson City, the capital of California and Nevada, respectively. The beautiful landscape and the mountains are the prominent features of the Tahoe region.

Picture of Lake Tahoe
Beautiful Lake Tahoe landscape

The crystal clear waters of the lake and its huge size makes it the second largest lake in the United States after the Great Lakes, it means that it is a water sports paradise for boaters, canoeists and stand up paddle boaters. Hikers and backpackers also take advantage of the vast trail wilderness system through national forests and protected lands. During the winter skiing, snowboarding and snowmobiling dominate the scene, but in summer, when the wildflowers arm and the temperatures are mild, the number of activities multiplies exponentially. There is something for just about everyone, from horseback riding to rafting. Not all activities can be contained in this short list, but the following represents some of the most popular things to do in Lake Tahoe on a summer weekend…


Trails are available for long excursions into the desert, in the Tahoe region. The trails used by hikers are monitored by the Forest Department of the United States. Short hikes in the region that are popular among tourists are the Eagle Falls, Loch Leven Lakes, Emerald Bay, Vikingsholm, Lola Montez Lower Lake, Meadow Loop Glacier and much more.


It is one of the most favorite activities among tourists. A number of marinas around the lake offer services such as the supply of gasoline, and other expenses, and boat restoration. Lake Tahoe and Action Watersports of Incline Village offers boats for rent. Action Watersports is definitely the go to company for the best boating experience in Lake Tahoe.

Go fishing

Lake Tahoe offers great fishing opportunities at Lake Tahoe, as well as in local rivers, streams, and smaller lakes. Fish popular games include kokanee salmon, mackinaw, rainbow and brown trout.


There are many camping and options available for tourists backpack shoulder near Lake Tahoe. The area near Nevada Beach, which is located along the state road N.50, is popular among tourists for backpacking and camping. You can see sunsets over Mount Tallac from backpacker campgrounds that make a fun activity.

River Rafting

Rafting is a fun activity that is available for tourists in the Tahoe region. A guided tour of seven miles near North Lake Tahoe and Reno is also popular among tourists.


In the Lake Tahoe area, the tourists undertake biking along local bike paths and even in mountainous regions.


The entertainment and leisure facilities available at Lake Tahoe are unlimited. Below is a brief account of the fun activities on Lake Tahoe.


Casino located in North Lake Tahoe and South Lake Tahoe in Nevada, are open for gambling and other recreational activities for tourists. The Lakeside Inn and Casino, Resort & Casino in Harvey, Tahoe Biltmore Lodge & Casino, are some of the many casinos in Lake Tahoe.


Several resorts near Lake Tahoe offer a wide range of shops for visitors. Olympic Valley, Boatworks Mall, Cobblestone Center complex and many shops are flooded with tourists during the peak season.


Many museums have a variety of things to satiate the curiosity of tourists. Museums are located in different locations including Carson City, Tahoma, and Truckee. The Nevada State Museum and the Stewart Indian Children Museum are some important museums located in Carson City.


The main events are organized during the summer are the fireworks on 4th of July, the Music Festival, Concours d’Elegance Wooden Boat Show and the Shakespeare festival.

The scenic beauty of Lake Tahoe, varied leisure activities, and above all the fun summer atmosphere, makes this region an interesting place to visit. If you are going to visit Lake Tahoe then choose your accommodation according to your activities as the Tahoe region is divided by the lake to North Lake Tahoe and South Lake Tahoe. There are so many options to choose from, it’s up to you that when you are going to enjoy the beauty of Lake Tahoe and what you going to do for your enjoyment.

Why You Need to Rent a Motor Home When in Australia

A road trip in a motor home is the ideal way to see Australia when visiting on vacation. You can travel at your own pace and fit as much or as little as you like into one day. You have the freedom to decide where you want to go and your vehicle becomes your home away from home. You will need to find somewhere to park the motor home at nights and a holiday park is the recommended place to stay.

A camper van is a van style vehicle without a shower and toilet; usually 2 to 3 berth but some options can accommodate up to 4 people. These campers are usually have a permanent hi-top roof but some options will have an easily erected pop-top roof. The advantage of a pop-top roof is a lower center of gravity and less wind resistance while driving; the disadvantage being the need to raise the roof.

You also have the choice of a wide variety of holiday parks; catering to almost every need. There are 2 major chains of holiday parks in Australia; Top Tourist Holiday Parks and Big4 Holiday Parks. In additional there are many independent holiday parks and campgrounds that may be operated by local town councils or state National Parks authorities.

Top Tourist Holiday Parks have 190 parks operating under their banner and Big4 Holiday Parks have 170 parks, both spread throughout every state in Australia.

Motorhome in Australia
Motorhome in the woods

An example of this choice is displayed in the popular tourist destination of South West Rocks in New South Wales. Although the town is quite small in population the traveling tourist is well catered for with 4 holiday parks and camp grounds

There is a park operated by the Big4 chain, one operated by the Top Tourist chain, one operated by the New South Wales National Parks and Wildlife Service, and one operated by the local Kempsey Council. Each provides powered sites for motor homes along with other facilities and each has a unique character and locality.

To assist in locating a park the Big4 website allows users to select from a map based navigation and will display all parks in each state in Australia. The Top Tourist website also has a feature search where ‘motor home’ or ‘powered site’ can be selected to display only parks with the selected facilities.

When booking a site at a holiday park you need to keep in mind what your needs are. Are you traveling with children? What facilities do you require? Does the park offer security for peace of mind?

Many people hiring a motor home will be families with children so check out what the holiday park has to offer them before you make a booking. Most holiday parks offer a range of facilities just for the kids: swimming pools, mini golf, tennis and basketball courts, toddler pools and safe and secure playgrounds.

During the summer holiday periods many parks now offer Kid’s Club Activities with games, movies, face-painting – all sorts of activities to amuse the kids and give the parents a well-earned break. Many parks now put together package deals where the kids can enjoy Kids Club activities and extras such as movie tickets or ten-pin bowling games, while Mum and Dad can enjoy a massage or a relaxing dinner.

By taking all the factors in consideration motor homes should be preferred over camper van for traveling in Australia.

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Whale Watching on a guided level half day “Coastal Mountains” hiking tour in northern Cape Breton with Sea Spray Outdoor Adventures Whether it’s:

hiking to a remote coastal meadow;
leisurely cycling along the ocean and harbour-side trails on our Trek rental bikes;
entry-level shorebird watching tour by kayak;
a whale watching tour along our northern coastline with our partner skippers;
an exploration of our northern waterfalls;
ski and snowshoe touring in our incredible winter wilderness…

Guided half day introductory kayak tour in northern Cape Breton with Sea Spray Outdoor Adventures…our guided and self-guided trips and all-inclusive packages will be the highlight of your trip to Cape Breton Island.DT-Horizontall-4,5,200(1)

As residents of this strikingly beautiful area, we’ve been enjoying northern Cape Breton’s incredible outdoors year-round for over twenty-five years.  We use our experience to introduce our clients to the often-missed environmental opportunities awaiting them in Northern Cape Breton, the region known as the “Top of the Island”, one of the most beautiful areas in North America.Family guided bicycle tour in northern Cape Breton with Sea Spray Outdoor Adventures

We invite you to navigate through the entire site to learn of the variety of the year-round opportunities this spectacular area offers, and to enjoy the stunning images captured by our staff during past tours.Use the menu above, or the internal links, to fully explore our site.

Bull moose harbour grazing just off the road. Captured on film by a bicycle rental client in northern Cape Breton with Sea Spray Outdoor Adventures

Marine mammals abound in the summer waters off northern Cape Breton, and opportunities for viewing these magnificent creatures take various forms.

With Sea Spray’s outdoor activity packages our clients are introduced to Humpbacks, Sei whales, Minke whales or the large Fin whales on boat tours conducted by our partner skippers, either in Zodiacs or Cape islander vessels.

Whale watching on an Oshan Whale Watch, in northern Cape Breton with Sea Spray Outdoor Adventures, is a memorable family outdoor experience.At Sea Spray we try to put you into the environment that we love so deeply.  It’s just coincidence that the wildlife is there as well.

Patrons of Oshan Whale Watch and Sea Spray Outdoor Adventures enjoy numerous Humpback sightings along the northern Cape Breton coastline, Nova Scotia, Canada, as part of outdoor adventure packages with Sea Spray Outdoor Adventures

Additionally, during our outdoor activity tours clients:

Count pods of pilot whales from the high cliffs on a road or mountain bike tour;
Thrill to the sight of twenty or more whales as they move alongside on one of our intermediate kayak tours;
Scan the waves for whales, seals and dolphins from a ringside seat during a lunch break on a hiking tour;
Thrill to our dive-bombing gannets as they hurtle hundreds of feet through the air, exploding into the sea in chase of the same mackeral being hunted by the whales;