Category: Yosemite National Park

Culinary Events at Yosemite

Sometimes our National Parks and protected lands mean a wholehearted embracing of the rough and tumble of the outdoors; camping, tiny stoves, eating canned beans, bugs. But sometimes we want a little more—and when that happens, Yosemite is there for...

Play Tennis at Yosemite National Park

If you’re looking to practice your backswing, your serves, your lobs and short game, the only place to do it in the National Parks is at Big Trees Lodge in Yosemite. What could be better than our favorite sport in...

Swimming at Yosemite

Summertime at Yosemite is filled with hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing, and, yes, dips into the beautiful lakes and rivers that are scattered around its landscape. If you’re looking for a great dip, the Merced River, which also boasts great...

Snowshoeing in Yosemite

Snowshoeing is a great winter activity for any avid explorer. Over the past few years this ancient pastime has become more accessible and easier than ever, with lighter and lighter snowshoes that fit snug and easily over normal boots, allowing...

Improve Your Rock Climbing Skills in Yosemite

No matter whether you’re a seasoned climber or a complete novice, the Yosemite Mountaineering School & Guide Service has a place for you. Since its foundation in the late 1960’s, they have taken tens of thousands of eager climbers to...

Photography

Whether film or digital, DSLR or smartphone, Yosemite offers one-of-a-kind, legendary vistas that, while they seem uncapturable, for the savvy picture-taker they make for frame-worthy, and must-share photos. Popular photography sites include Half Dome, Cathedral Peak, Nevada Falls, Glacier Point,...

Floating down Merced River

Great views of Yosemite Falls, Half Dome, and Sentinel Rock abound while you meander down the beautiful, calm Merced River on your raft. Highlights of this rafting trip include historic bridges, endless views of Yosemite’s famous granite peaks, and plenty...

Ice Skating at Half Dome Village Ice Rink

Ice skating has been a tradition at Yosemite since the 1930’s. Apart from incredible views, shopping, and dining, in the wintertime opens Half Dome Village Ice Rink, a full-size outdoor rink. Visitors come to lace up their skates and take...

Horseback and Mule Riding

One of the most fun ways to explore the trails of Yosemite is on horseback. There are two opportunities within the park for rides—the Big Trees Stable at Big Trees Lodge, or the epic 4/6 day Pack and Saddle Trips...
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