Friday, July 30, 2010

The Joss House

Visitors to the Old Town Auburn Joss House can enjoy having their fortune told using Chinese fortune sticks. Your future will almost certainly be tasty since the Joss house will be handing out coupons for free samples of ice cream at Old Town Dessert Café.

Friday, July 9, 2010

New Bus Trip Just Added!

We're happy to announce we've just confirmed a third bus trip for the Mountain Museums.  The cost of the Summit-Lake Bus Tour runs on Saturday the 7th and is $10.00.  Unlike the other trips, a box lunch will not be available, so everyone is going to have to pack their own.  For more info, or to make reservations, call 530-889-6500.

"Summit-Lake” Saturday Bus Tour
The tour will stop at the following museums:
Donner Summit Historical Society
Ski Sport
Arrive Gatekeepers - Lunch Stop
Arrive at Watson Cabins
Fee: $10.00
Depart: 9:45 Sugar Bowl Parking lot (1st lot on your right)
Return: 2:45 Sugar Bowl Parking lot (1st lot on your right)

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Online Trail Guides are Here!

In order to help you plan out your own Heritage Trail route, we've uploaded our trail guide. Click on the graphics below to get info on all 19 museums and their events.

Get on the Bus!

To make reservations for the Heritage Trail Mountain or Valley Bus Tour call 530-889-6500. This year Tsuda’s old Town Eatery will be taking your lunch order, boxing it up and bringing it to the bus for you! Call Tsuda’s to place your lunch order at 530-823-2233. You can also pack your own picnic lunch. Either way you will need food for the journey as there is no lunch available on the trail.

“Discover the Mountains” Saturday Bus Tour
This tour will stop at the following museums:
Big Bend Visitor Center
Golden Drift Museum - Lunch Stop
Colfax Area Heritage Museum
Forest Hill Divide Museum
Fee: $10.00
Depart : 9:00 Gold Country Fairgrounds
Return: 4:30 Gold Country Fairgrounds

“Explore the Valley” Sunday Bus Tour 
This tour will stop at the following museums: 
Griffith Quarry Museum
Maidu Museum -Lunch Stop
Roseville Historical Society Carnegie Museum
Roseville Telephone Museum
Rocklin Historical Society
Fee: 10.00
Depart : 9:45 Gold Country Fairgrounds
Return: 4:15 Gold Country Fairgrounds

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Gather and GO!

Are you always looking for a chance to show off your ride, rev up your bike or just take a drive? The Heritage Trail is the perfect excuse to get out on the road and enjoy Placer County. This year two sites have been designated so that like minded travelers can caravan from site to site. The place and time are set but the rest is up to you. Meet someone new and plan a route on the spot, or just follow along and let the adventure begin!

10:00 Saturday: Gold Country Fairground
parking lot off of Auburn-Folsom Rd. in Auburn

10:00 Sunday: Maidu Museum
Parking Lot at 1960 Johnson Ranch Drive in Roseville

Pick up your trail guide at any of our 19 participating museums or print it out it now!

Breaking Rock at the Rocklin History Musem

In order to better illustrate how the town of Rocklin got its name, Roy Ruhkala will be performing an old fashioned, hand powered, granite splitting presentation at the Rocklin History museum on Saturday at 10:30  and Sunday at 2:30 for the Heritage Trail weekend.