Things to Do

Places to Visit and Things to Try in the Area

When in Modesto, you have access to many beautiful and engaging spots within the Valley. Take it from me, a resident who has tried most of what the location has to offer during her spare time. The area has so much in store, and they will all be nearby the property you’ll buy.

What You’ll Find

Within a convenient 90-mile radius, there are mountains for hiking and beaches where kids can play and adults can relax under the sun. There are also exciting city hubs like Sacramento and San Francisco, where you’ll find tons of fun options for everyone in the family. These include the following:

  • Casinos
  • Dog Parks
  • Golf Courses
  • Museums
  • National Parks Like Yosemite
  • Restaurants and Shops
  • Wineries

Farther Out

There are still many places to be a little farther from Modesto for quick weekend getaways. You can go camping, visit Lake Tahoe, take a magical trip to Disneyland, go skiing, and more!

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Nancy’s Favorite Day Trips

Dodge Ridge

Skiing & Snow Activities – Season passes available for purchase. Dodge Ridge Wintersports Area is a ski area near Pinecrest, California in Tuolumne County, off of Highway 108, 30 mi east of Sonora. The resort in located in the Stanislaus National Forest and operates under a special use permit

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Pinecrest Lake

Opportunities for kayaking, swimming, hiking daytrip picnics, and there are campgrounds, too. Though off the beaten track, Pinecrest sits in the heart of the Stanislaus National Forest and is accessible and open year-round. Pinecrest is the perfect place to enjoy the quiet sensations and the stunning beauty of mountain life. Pinecrest Lake Resort is home to Cabins, Townhouses and Motel rooms as well as The Steam Donkey Restaurant, Pinecrest Lake Marina, Sport Shop, Grocery Store, Post Office, Pinecrest Hub Bike Rental, Serene Bean Coffee Bar and lake side Snack Bar.

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Knights Ferry

Great for hiking, water rafting, picnics, a little bit of history. Dog Friendly! Knights Ferry is an unincorporated historic community in Stanislaus County, California, United States. Nestled in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada, it is about 40 miles east of Modesto on the Stanislaus River.

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Columbia State Park

Perfect for History, Hiking, Gold Mining and much, much more. Columbia State Historic Park, also known as Columbia Historic District, is a state park unit and National Historic Landmark District preserving historic downtown Columbia, California, United States. It includes almost 30 buildings built during the California Gold Rush, most of which remain today.

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Wine tasting, outdoor concerts, hiking, strolling
Murphys is located in the central Sierra Nevada foothills between Lake Tahoe and Yosemite National Park, in Calaveras County, California. Rich in goldrush history, Murphys today is a vibrant, thriving community, alive with art galleries and live theater, eclectic shops, fine restaurants, charming hotels and B&B’s, and a multitude of outstanding outdoor recreational opportunities all just a short drive away.

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Welcome to Calaveras Big Trees State Park

Established in 1931, Calaveras Big Trees State Park preserves two groves of giant sequoias – the world's largest trees – in the North and South Groves. The park is a mixed-conifer forest (a variety of trees living together). In addition to the giant trees, you will find the Stanislaus River, Beaver Creek, ancient volcanic formations, and natural meadows. Trails throughout the park allow you to discover the natural beauty that has awed visitors to the area since 1852.

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Lake Don Pedro

Great for fishing, camping, and water sports. Don Pedro Lake camping offers fun for the entire family and the area is a wonderful place to enjoy the great outdoors, especially if you’re in to water sports! Located about 2 1/2 hours east of San Jose (CA) Don Pedro Lake has over 160 miles of shoreline and 13,000 surface acres of clear blue water.

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Woodrow Reservoir

Great for boating, Kayaking water activities and camping – REALLY CLOSE – Dog friendly-annual passes available, we bring our dog kayaking.
Woodward Reservoir Regional Park is located at 14528 26-Mile Rd., a few miles north of Oakdale off Highway 120. It offers over 3,700 acres of land and 2,900 acres of reservoir for recreation and camping. For camping reservations, please visit

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Jack Tone Golf Course

You can find me here most Friday’s! Jack Tone Golf is a family owned and operated executive 18-hole golf course and practice facility. Since its opening in 1997, JTG has catered to golfers of all skill levels in providing a well-maintained golf course that is challenging for accomplished players as well as welcoming and player friendly for the beginner. Whether you are looking to learn the game or sharpen your skills, JTG provides an all grass driving range and 10,000 square foot practice putting green, in addition to professional instructors on staff. Our outdoor pavilion with adjacent barbeque area works perfectly for groups or organizations looking to host a tournament for fun or to benefit their favorite charity.
Our mission at Jack Tone Golf is to provide the golf community with a well-maintained facility while charging affordable rates and delivering friendly and helpful service. Come see for yourself why we believe JTG is the place to be to meet your golfing needs.

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Teleli Golf Club

This is an all-day golf event. Take a cart and lots of balls.

Twain Harte Golf Club/Disc Golf

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