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Wine country for the Gold Rush Region of California - in the Western Sierra foothills. The downtown buildings have traditional store fronts that make the shops seem bigger than they really are - a common style for boom towns during the gold rush. The main street is made up of a Large Saloon and Hotel on the corner. Across the street is a cluster of homes and stores, with a large Victorian home that makes you wonder what spritis reside within it walls.
elevation: 1086'
population: 1,000
zip code: 95669


Mountain foothills with fields & oaks

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Amador County
S of Placerville
on Hwy.49 near Jct. 16



  • caverns & mines
  • backpacking
  • biking
  • camping
  • hiking
  • wineries
  • Amador Flower Gardens
  • Plymouth Consolidated Mine
  • parks, forests, rivers & lakes:

  • Calaveras Big Trees State Park
  • Stanislaus National Forest
  • Consumnes River
  • Mokelumne River
  • Mokelumne Wilderness
  • Main Street Park
  • Norm Waters Park
  • Cosumnes River Middle Fork
  • Cosumnes River Preserve
  • Jenkinson Lake
  • description:
    Historic Gold Mining town in the Sierra foothills with vineyards and residential homes. Restaurants and wine tasting. A dozen wineries are all nearby set within beautiful rolling hills lined with grape vines.

    nearby towns:
    Sutter Creek

    Villa Toscano Winery
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