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.
Mountain foothills with fields & oaks
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S of Placerville
on Hwy.49 near Jct. 16
parks, forests, rivers & lakes:
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.