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Outdoor Adventures are a Natural in Reno / Tahoe Country


The Reno / Lake Tahoe region is a natural for outdoor sports activities, recreation, and photography. Pick your outdoors pursuit, and you can probably do it right here - biking, hiking, skiing, rafting, kayaking, wildlife viewing, outdoor photography, birding, fishing, exploring in a 4x4 or OHV, and much more. We have a season for every outdoor passion, along with outfitters, sporting goods emporiums, outdoor organizations, parks, and thousands of acres of public lands.
  1. Spring and Summer in the Great Outdoors
  2. Fall and Winter in the Great Outdoors
  3. Pictures of the Great Outdoors
  4. More About the Great Outdoors

Spring and Summer in the Great Outdoors

Water play at Wingfield Park in Reno, Nevada

When snowmelt fills the rivers and waters the fields, the Reno / Lake Tahoe region greens up for spring and summer outdoor recreational pursuits. Wildflowers pop in both desert and mountains, trails beckon hikers and bikers, and waterways host a variety of boaters and water play enthusiasts. It's a wonderful time to play in the Reno / Tahoe great outdoors.

Fall and Winter in the Great Outdoors

Fall color along the Truckee River near Reno, Nevada

Fall brings splashes of gold to the high desert and Sierra Nevada as the trees prepare for our crisp and snowy Reno / Tahoe winter. You won't find better fall hiking and photography anywhere. Once snow covers the Sierra Nevada, numerous resorts around Lake Tahoe offer some of the world's best skiing. Lots of other nearby winter activities include snow shoeing, snowmobiling, and plain old family fun on sledding and snow tubing hills.

Pictures of the Great Outdoors

Desert wildflowers near Reno, Nevada

I've been around a bit and have yet to find a place more suited to creating outstanding outdoor photographs than the Reno / Lake Tahoe region. Contemporary photographer Galen Rowell travelled the world, but always came back to the eastern Sierra as his favorite place on the planet. And John Muir was right on when he said, "I have crossed the Range of Light, surely the brightest and best of all the Lord has built."

More About the Great Outdoors

Clouds over the Black Rock Desert

Here are resources and information not linked to a specific aspect of outdoor recreational activities, but helpful in your pursuit of fun in the Reno / Lake Tahoe region.

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