Summer hiking is a favorite activity of Tahoe locals and visitors. Two areas with plenty to explore are the Lam Wahtah Trail and the Van Sickle State Park, both in Stateline, Nevada. The close proximity to Lakeside Inn and Casino make these convenient for our visitors.
The Lam Wahtah Trail to Nevada Beach starts at the corner of Highway 50 and Kahle Drive in Stateline, Nevada. Picnics, swimming and watching spectacular sunsets are popular activities at Nevada Beach. Paved and dirt trails meander through meadows and forests. Hikers and bikers share the trails. Swimming in Lake Tahoe is a very refreshing experience.
Breathtaking lake views are accessible while hiking at Van Sickle State Park. This bi-state park, partly in Nevada and partly in California is located on the mountain directly behind the casino core in Stateline, Nevada. A portion of the Tahoe Rim Trail is located within the park. You can feel yourself relax and enjoy the beauty and tranquility of the forest within just a few steps of the trailhead.
Remember common sense while hiking. The sun is strong and the air is dry. Bring plenty of sunscreen and drinking water. Wear sturdy shoes and pack your camera.
Wildlife can be seen in either area. Many birds and squirrels call the forests and meadows home. Coyotes, bears and other large mammals are occasionally seen.
Farmers Market Returns to Lakeside Inn!
In the fall of 2013, Lakeside Inn became host of the local Farmers Market. It was great fun to have it on-site and we're excited to have it back every Wednesday afternoon from 4:00 - 7:00 pm in 2014. Many of the same vendors will be on-site selling their farm fresh produce in addition to new and exciting vendors. Like most Farmers Markets, ours will also have arts and craft vendors.
According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), the number of known markets in the United States has grown every year. In 2010 there were 6,132 markets. In 2013, there were 8,144 markets! According to the USDA, "Farmers markets allow consumers to have access to locally grown, farm fresh produce, enables farmers the opportunity to develop a personal relationship with their customers, and cultivate consumer loyalty with the farmers who grows the produce. Direct marketing of farm products through farmers markets continues to be an important sales outlet for agricultural producers nationwide."
We are excited to host the market the entire year and look forward to seeing you on Wednesdays!