Say goodbye to dull family vacations. Instead, head to Sutter County, California where families can find a variety of fun places that will please the kids, as well as their parents. Nestled between Mendocino National Forest and Lake Tahoe, Sutter County provides families with breath-taking landscapes, fascinating museums and numerous activities.
Celebrate the beauty of the California countryside at one of Sutter County's natural parks. Head to the Sutter Buttes, where a handful of mountains jut out from the valley below. Kids will enjoy taking part of a guided hike through the hillsides and summits of the Sutter Buttes. The Plumas National Forest provides another destination for families. Walk through the woods on marked trails, follow babbling brooks and rest near a lake guarded by majestic mountains. Alternatively, parks in Yuba City, Sutter County, are a space for children to play with other kids, release energy, get some exercise and enjoy the outdoors.
Museums & Libraries
Don't let a little rain ruin your day. Instead, head to one of Sutter County's museums or libraries. Children and their parents can learn about the military at the Museum of the Forgotten Warriors. Honor those who served our country while perusing through uniforms, weaponry, letters and photographs that span from the Revolutionary War to the present day. The Sutter County Museum is home to permanent exhibits on American Indians, early settlers and the Sutter Buttes.
Sutter County boasts a variety of historical sites. Embark on a walking tour of Historic Marysville, where you can get a sense of the past and some exercise at the same time. The Gold Trader Flat and Yuba-Feather Historical Museum offers a life-size mining town. Kids can step into an old school house, saloon and jail and pretend they are in the old Wild West.
Sutter County offers a variety of fairs, festivals and events for families. The annual Yuba Sutter Fair, held every summer, includes a special "Kid's Day." The fair offers food, games and live music and entertainment, such as clowns, dancers and a hypnotist show. At the Marysville Peach Fest, families can enjoy amusement rides and dancing to live music as well as mouth-watering peaches.
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