Ride the Sugar Pine Railroad

(Directions) The Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad is a fun-filled excursion for the entire family, located only 10 minutes from the southern entrance of Yosemite National Park off of Highway 41. The historic railroad offers train rides, gold panning, an on-site rail museum, and a fun gifts & collectibles store. Open April through October.
Ride “The Logger” as it steams through the beautiful Sierras. For 40 years thousands of kids of all ages have enjoyed the ride, the beauty and excitement. Only two miles south of Yosemite National park on Highway 41, you can enjoy daily steam locomotive trips, special moonlight dinners, gold panning and entertainment.

Walk with Giants at the Nelder Grove

(Directions) The Nelder Grove's five trails feature many highlights similar to those found in Yosemite's much more heavily visited Mariposa Grove, including a whanging great tree (the Bull Buck Sequoia) that rivals the Grizzly Giant in size; a tree you can walk through (the Chimney Tree); and a variety of second-billing mature sequoias that are not remarkable in any way other than being bigger than 99% of the trees in our solar system and older than the Magna Carta (yosemitehikes.com).

Water Fun at Bass Lake

(Directions) It’s no wonder Sunset Magazine named Bass Lake as one of "The West's Best Lakes". Bass Lake is renowned for excellent fishing, hiking trails, and warm waters. With the full service Pines Resort, wakeboarding and watersports, and outdoor adventure galore, Bass Lake is perfect destination with activities to please the whole family.

Fresno Chaffee Zoo

(Directions) Fresno Chaffee Zoo inspires wonder of our natural world, provides an engaging learning environment, and creates a passion for conservation.

Hike around Park Sierra

Enjoy quiet natural beauty walking inside our Park Sierra boundaries. We have several miles of service roads and paths through the undeveloped parts of the park. On most mornings, you're likely to meet several Park Sierra members staying young and fit physically and mentally with their daily walks around inside the park.