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Reno and Lake Tahoe have it all when it comes to parks, sports, and recreational opportunities. From a quiet stroll along the Truckee River in downtown Reno, to spectacular Sierra skiing above Lake Tahoe, we have the information you need to get out and go for it.
  1. Biking Trails (11)
  2. Hiking Trails (24)
  3. Reno, Sparks, Lake Tahoe Parks (38)
  4. Reno Sparks Dog Parks (5)
  5. Winter Sports (23)
  6. Reno / Tahoe Golf Courses (3)
  7. Nevada Public Lands (11)
  8. Reno Aces Baseball (21)
  9. Clubs & Outdoor Orgs (8)
  10. Reno Fitness Facilities (1)
  11. Summer Camps (4)
  12. Nevada State Parks (14)
  13. Water Sports & Play (11)
  14. Reno / Tahoe for Visitors (10)
  15. Reno Bighorns Basketball (2)
  16. Reno Area Super Bowl Parties (4)

Reno / Tahoe 2014 Winter Olympics Medal Winners
Here are the Reno / Tahoe winter sports athletes who won medals at the XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.

Reno Lake Tahoe Athletes in the 2014 Winter Olympics
Follow these Reno / Tahoe winter sports athletes at the XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.

Reno - Tahoe Senior Games
Join the fun of the Reno - Tahoe Senior Games, with Olympic - style competition for senior citizens in Reno, Nevada.

Reno / Tahoe Running Races and Bike Rides
Human-powered sports are big in the Reno / Tahoe area. Events include running, biking, endurance races, water sports, and more.

Nevada's Top Treasures
Here are the top attractions to visit across Nevada, as chosen by Silver State residents in the Discover Your Nevada 2012 contest.

Auto Tour Guide Book for Reno / Lake Tahoe Area
Learn about the geology and natural history of the Reno / Lake Tahoe area with auto tours described in this book.

RV Parks in the Reno / Sparks Area of Nevada
RV travelers have a wide selection of RV parks to choose from when staying in the Reno / Sparks area of northern Nevada.

Hot Springs around Reno and northern Nevada
Enjoy hot springs pools, spas, and resorts in the Reno / northern Nevada region.

About the Lake Tahoe Basin
Deep blue Lake Tahoe is surrounded by scenic Sierra Nevada mountains, inviting all to enjoy recreational opportunities or just relax and soak in the beauty.

Nevada's Scenic Byways
Some of Nevada's scenic byways are in northern Nevada, close to the Reno / Tahoe region.

Super Bowl XLVIII (48) Parties in Reno
Places to enjoy Super Bowl Sunday in Reno and Sparks. Super Bowl parties and activities around the Reno and Sparks area.

Super Bowl XLVIII (48) Parties around Lake Tahoe
Places to enjoy Super Bowl Sunday around Lake Tahoe. Super Bowl parties and activities in the Lake Tahoe area.

Super Bowl XLVII (47) Parties in Reno
Enjoy lots of fun in Reno on Super Bowl Sunday, with numerous parties and activities around the Reno and Sparks area.

King Tut: "Wonderful Things" from the Pharaoh’s Tomb
Families and children can enjoy the King Tut: "Wonderful Things" from the Pharaoh’s Tomb, another great exhibit at the Wilbur D. May Museum in Reno's Rancho San Rafael Regional Park.

Winter Break Camps for Kids in Reno and Sparks
Winter break camps and activities in Reno and Sparks give children something to do until school starts up again in January.

Reno Recreation Program Brochure
The City of Reno brings a wide variety of recreational opportunities to the community through its Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department.

Nevada Wolf Pack Football Game Schedule
The Wolf Pack football team at the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) plays an exciting schedule of games each season. Home games are played at Mackay Stadium on the UNR campus.

Sparks Recreation Activity Guide
The City of Sparks brings a wide variety of recreational opportunities to the community through its Parks and Recreation Department.

Nevada Wolf Pack Football
The Nevada Wolf Pack football team brings an exciting element to the Reno sports scene. Home games are played in Mackay Stadium on the UNR campus.

Huffaker Park Lookout Trail in Reno
The Huffaker Park Lookout Trail in Reno is a pleasant urban hiking path with great views, native plants, and interesting geology.

Tom Cooke Trail in Reno
The Tom Cooke Trail in west Reno is a pleasant urban hiking path with great views, native plants, and interesting geology.

Books to Identify Great Basin and Sierra Nevada Wildflowers
Wildflowers abound around Reno, Nevada. These books help identify wildflowers found around Reno and Lake Tahoe, from the Sierra Nevada Mountains and across the Great Basin desert. Our high desert flowers begin blooming in early April and peak in May, before it gets hot and things dry out. Spring in the Sierra Nevada waits until June, or even...

Where to Find Reno / Tahoe Wildflowers
Wildflowers grow in abundance around Reno / Tahoe, both in the desert areas and up in the relatively moist Sierra Nevada. Spring can be a colorful season when conditions are right.

Dragons and Dinos at the Wilbur D. May Museum
Dinos and Dragons is a family nature exhibit at the Wilbur D. May Museum in Reno's Rancho San Rafael Regional Park. Bring your children for a voyage back to the days when dinos and dragons were real.

Reno Indoor Playgrounds and Gyms
Reno has a great selection of indoor play places and gyms where families and kids can have fun when it's too hot or cold outside. Our indoor playgrounds offer open play times, party rentals, daycare, and other types of fun activities. Reno even has a cool indoor roller skating rink and climbing gym.

Reno Bowling Alleys
Reno bowling is a good old-fashioned way to have fun with the family. Reno, Sparks, and Carson City have a good selection of bowling alleys from which to choose. When it's cold outside (or too hot), a family bowling outing is a great activity. For those who don't want to bowl, or aren't quite big enough to roll a bowling ball, most bowling alleys have amusement game arcades and plenty of food for…

Where I Like to Walk My Dog
There are lots of places for dog walking in the Reno / Tahoe area. Some people like going to the local dog parks and others prefer places where they can walk or jog with their canine pal. Tell us about your favorite dog walking place.

Reno Labor Day Holiday
Labor Day in Reno, the last big holiday of the summer, falls on Monday, September 7 in 2009. There are plenty of things to do for your last summer fling.

Pyramid Lake Recreation
Pyramid Lake is a recreation destination north of Reno, Nevada, featuring boating, fishing, camping, wildlife viewing, bird watching, photography. It is completely within the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe reservation.

Truckee River Rules to Play By
The Truckee River in Reno becomes a magnet for a wide variety of recreational activities during the warm months of the year. With so many people coming to the Truckee River to pursue their own brand of recreation fun, it's important for everyone to share our beautiful river by being polite and considerate of other users. Here are some rules to play by that will help make a day at the Truckee River a pleasant experience for everyone.

Motorsports in the Reno Area
Where to enjoy motorsports action in the Reno, Nevada area.

"Come in from the Cold" Family Entertainment Series at Bartley Ranch
When it's freezing outside and the budget has taken a holiday beating, free family entertainment sounds pretty good, and Reno's "Come in from the Cold" Family Entertainment Series could be just what you're looking for.

Reno Sports Teams and Sporting Events
Reno sports teams are growing in numbers and variety. Professional sports are represented by the Reno Aces Triple-A baseball team and the Reno Bighorns NBA Development League team. College sports are popular and continue to be presented by the UNR Wolf Pack football, basketball, and other teams.

Fall Color in the Reno and Northern Nevada Region
Reno and northern Nevada may be in the dry Great Basin, but we have beautiful fall color displays if you know where and when to look.

Fall Color in the Lake Tahoe and Eastern Sierra Region
Areas around Lake Tahoe and the Eastern Sierra Nevada mountains have beautiful fall color displays if you know where to go and when to look.

Fall Color Pictures from the Reno / Lake Tahoe Region
Fall color comes to Reno / Tahoe foliage starting toward the end of September and peaks through October, though exactly when the leaves change color varies somewhat from year to year. If the weather remains mild and slowly cools down as autumn transitions into winter, the fall color show will last for several weeks. A sudden cold snap will make trees shed their leaves quickly.

Two Gallon Trips Around Reno and Sparks
Reno and Sparks have numerous things to do within a two gallon radius of the Truckee Meadows. Save gas, save money, and enjoy activities in Reno and Sparks.

Beat the Reno / Tahoe Heat
Reno / Tahoe has hot summers and a high elevation, creating health concerns for people sensitive to high temperatures and exposure to UV radiation from the sun.

Vacation at Lake Tahoe
Betsy Malloy, the About.com Guide to California Travel, presents a comprehensive article on how to get the most fun out of your Lake Tahoe vacation.

Exploring Nevada Series at the Wilbur D. May Museum
The 2009 Exploring Nevada Series consists of free presentations about Nevada history and some of the people involved with Nevada's colorful past. Featured presentations include guest speakers, photography, and video. They are sure to be entertaining and educational for those who attend.

2010 Western Athletic Conference Basketball Tournament
The 2010 Western Athletic Conference (WAC) Basketball Tournament will be played in Lawlor Events Center on the University of Nevada, Reno campus. Winners of each of the men's and women's competitions will earn an automatic bid to the big NCAA Tournament.

Reno / Tahoe Results from the 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver
Athletes from the Reno / Lake Tahoe had mixed results at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympic Games. Our contingent competed in alpine skiing, freestyle skiing, and snowboarding events. Here is a summary of their performances, a real mix of the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat.

Reno / Lake Tahoe Olympians at the 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver
The Reno / Lake Tahoe region will be well represented at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympic Games. Reno / Lake Tahoe Olympians will compete in alpine skiing, freestyle skiing, and snowboarding events. Look for Olympic veterans like Daron Rahlves and Julia Mancuso, along with first timers Tim Jitloff of Reno and Errol Kerr, who trains at Alpine Meadows but represents the Jamaica Ski Team.

Amgen Tour of California
For the first time ever, the Amgen Tour of California will include bicycle racing in Nevada with stage one of the event taking a spin around Lake Tahoe. In circumnavigating Lake Tahoe, stage one will take riders through Incline Village and along the Nevada shore, re-entering California at Stateline / South Lake Tahoe.

Animal Grossology at the Wilbur D. May Museum
Remember when you were a kid and gross was good? The grosser the better, especially when it came to teasing other kids or making your parents squirm. You can relive those fun days and introduce your children to the joys of gross stuff at the Animal Grossology exhibit in the Wilbur May Museum at Reno's Rancho San Rafael Regional Park.

Reno-Tahoe Open Golf Tournament
Enjoy the Reno - Tahoe Open (RTO) golf tournament, an official PGA Tour event played right here in Reno at Montreux Golf and Country Club.

Nevada Heritage Series at Bartley Ranch Regional Park
The 2009 Nevada Cultural Heritage Series consists of free presentations about the cultural and natural heritage of northern Nevada. Featured speakers are among northern Nevada experts in their respective fields and are sure to give their audiences entertaining and educational presentations.

Recreational Activities in the Lake Tahoe Basin
USDA Forest Service provides recreational opportunities around Lake Tahoe during every season of the year.

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