Get Leaf Peepin’ tips! is a seasonal blog (mid-September to Thanksgiving Day) that reports fall color throughout California. Reports and photographs are provided by volunteer color spotters.

California Fall Color uses the same color scale as The Weather Channel. It measures the percentage of overall change of color in a forest, not on a given tree. It’s also helpful to guide or plan trips to see color. Leaf peepers and photographers want to know when to be in a given area when it’s approaching peak or at peak, the scale helps guide travel planning. Read More>

California Campgrounds Gear Up For Pre-Halloween & Fall Activities

Fall has arrived in California with clear skies, cooler temperatures and some of the best weather of the year, which makes it a perfect time to take a weekend camping trip.

“The crowds are gone, but there are still plenty of things to do, from hiking and biking to kayaking and horseback riding,” said Debbie Sipe, executive director of the California Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds, which hosts the travel planning website.

“Many campgrounds plan so many on-site activities that they are becoming destinations in themselves,” she said. Read More>

Flying Flags RV Resort Unveils Airstream Alley

Flying Flags RV Resort & Campground is now providing upscale accommodations in its "Airstream Alley." The first Airstream, a 1964 Safari, was joined in June by a 1971 Sovereign Land Giant. The third is a 1955 Whale Tail, which will be rented as a "tent cabin" (no bathroom) is available.

"The feedback thus far has been very good," said Dan Baumann, general manager. "We're not doing this in a hokey style but with little hints of nostalgia that will be integrated into a complete, modern camping experience. These totally renovated "silver bullets" provide a unique camping experience to those who harken back to an earlier era of camping but still prefer modern amenities. They're going in to the heart of the resort, close to all the special amenities that appeal to campers." Read More>

Want Ways to Stay Green While RVing?

Meaghan Bertram of The Vineyard RV Park in Vacaville, CA has written more than ten articles on how to decrease your footprint while RVing. From energy usage, to washing your RV and from pesky ants to firewood, Meaghan’s has helpful suggestions for any RVer. Read More>

Featured Region – High Sierra

The High Sierra region runs from Lake Almanor in the north, down to Tehachapi in the south, from the Nevada border west to the Gold Country. Home to the majestic Sierra Nevada Mountain range, the highest on the continent, it is an outdoor-adventure seeker's paradise.

Notable features of the region include Lake Tahoe, the largest alpine lake in North America; Mount Whitney at 14,505 feet, the highest point in the contiguous United States; and Yosemite Valley sculpted by glaciers out of 100-million-year-old granite. The Sierra is home to three national parks, 20 wilderness areas, and two national monuments. These areas include Yosemite, Sequoia, and Kings Canyon National Parks. Read More>

Attractions – From trains to caves and from golfing to horses….the High Sierra has it all. Check out these High Sierra Attractions>

Activities – Whether you prefer picnics in a meadow or soaking in hot springs, you can find your perfect High Sierra get-a-way. Check out these High Sierra Activities>

Events - It doesn't matter where you are traveling in California. No matter where you go, there is bound to be a festival, event, craft fair, hobby show or some other gathering. Festivals can provide a great way to explore new dimensions of the region you are visiting and expand your knowledge of whatever is being showcased. Did I mention people watching? Well it can't get much better than at a local event. Check out these High Sierra Events>

Hikes- Hiking in the Sierra can be tricky this time of year, but the colorful results will be worth it. Check out these High Sierra Hikes>

Featured iPad App – Visit California

Plan your ultimate California vacation with the Visit California app. Browse and save details on must-see destinations and local favorites. Create your own custom itineraries, and share ideas too. Trip planning tools let you search for things to see and do, and check real-time reviews on restaurants, lodging, and more. On your vacation, use our Trip Journal to save notes and photos. 2013 Visitor Guide bonus includes slideshows, exclusive videos, road trips and helpful content to inspire your next California vacation. Download on iTunes today.

Kid's Corner

Be an Animal Tracker

Going on a walk? If you keep your eyes open you can usually find animal tracks. What type of animal do you think it came from? How would you have to walk to make tracks that far apart from each other? Get more advice for an animal tracking adventure with kids from Matt Miller, a Nature Conservancy staffer.

For older kids, try to identify the species that left the tracks. You can check out field guides from the library and bring them with you! Read More at>

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