If you are into snowshoeing, CLICK here for some information relating to this activity.
Because we live in the mountains there are hills everywhere. If you have a sled, or tube, or saucer in your car you can stop just about anywhere and slide down a hill. however, there are places in and around town that are well known for public sledding. Besides stopping at the side of the road, there are centers offering sledding. In my opinion these centers are far more desireable places to go sledding. They are set up to accomodate sledders and there are people around in the event of an accident. If your idea of sledding is wider in scope, such as dog sleds, sleigh rides, snowmobiling, or snowshoeing, there are places to go at Lake Tahoe to persue these activities. If it involves winter sports and activities, you will definately find it here. Click below to explore your sledding options. Have Fun!!!
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What can I say about skateboarding, we live in the mountains. Most kids will have no problem finding a hill to roll down. However I think it can be very dangerous when going down very steep hills or shooting into traffic without being able to stop. I think parents should supervise where the kids skateboard to make sure the place is safe. Here in Incline Village the community created a skateboard park. Every parent can feel assured that it is a safe enviornment for their kids to do their thing. The park offers a challenging workout and a chance for the kids to get creative while perfecting their skills.
Sightseeing? Just come to Incline Village at Lake Tahoe and you will automatically be sightseeing. You can’t help it. Just take a drive around the Lake and your visual senses will be overloaded. Just stop at any vista point. Just take a hike. Any Hike. Just get in any boat. Just go to the top floor of the South Shore Casinos.
However, if you just drive around, you may miss some things of interest. Or, you may want someone to advise you or take you around to see some special sites. Please click below for some sightseeing options.
The Reno-Lake Tahoe area has entertainment galore. When you live in Incline Village you are never more than a short drive from ENTERTAINMENT! Reno is 30 minutes away. South Shore is 30 minutes away. Truckee is 20 minutes away. Squaw valley is 20 minutes away. Carson City is 30 minutes away. The North Shore is right here. All year long, but especially in the summer, you can’t find the time to experience all that is available. You have to pick and choose. I hate having to do this, I want it all.
If you like to shop, you have many options when living in Incline Village. For basic needs you can find most things right here in town. For serious shopping you need to get out and explore. Just travel around the lake and you will find countless opportunities to find interesting things to delight you. Truckee is a great place to spend the day shopping with a stop for lunch. Truckee has a lot to offer. From art galleries, to boutique clothes shops, to food shops, to souveneer shops, to specialties shops, you can spend a full day hunting for that “have to have” item.
When cicumventing Lake Tahoe you can stop from town to town to see what awaits you. Try Kings Beach, or Tahoe Vista/Carnelian Bay or Tahoe City and don’t forget the west shore. When you reach the south shore don’t forget to visit the Outlet Shops at the Y before moving in on the center of South Shore.
For even more serious shopping a trip to Reno is in order. RENO SHOPPING could keep you going for weeks. From shopping malls such as Meadowood Mall and Sierra Summit, to Specialty shops all over town, to Costco and Sams Club to Super Wal Marts, To Best Buy, to…well you get the picture. You will find everything you need in Reno.
If you are a mega shopper and even more driven to shop, you can take a run down to Roseville to visit one of the largest Malls in the country. I cant even begin to tell you what is available down there. It’s huge, it has everything you could possibly be looking for and it is just a little over an hour away. When visiting Westfield Mall in Roseville you will find all kinds of stores surrounding the mall that are not even mentioned in the Mall’s website directory. All you serious shoppers must make the trek down to Roseville. We may never hear from you again!
Do people talk about you behind your Back? Do they call you a closet thespian? Do you love the Theatre? If you slip away to Lake Tahoe, are you afraid you will not be able to get your Theatre Fix? Well fear not! Here in Incline Village we have a Shakespeare Festival second to none. Each summer the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival produces two of the Bard’s great works, as well as other entertainment opportunities such as concerts etc. We also have “Broadway Comes to Reno”, The Nevada Opera and the Reno Philharmonic. When you visit or live in Incline Village you are not cut off from the Theatre just because you live in a rural forest setting (one of the most beautiful places in the world).
When boating on Lake Tahoe there is no need to go hungry. There are plenty of opportunities to eat. We have a grill that sets up on the boat. We love to throw anchor in a secluded cove and grill a great meal. Sometimes we make a picnic at home and take it with. We can then find a private beach and enjoy a picnic in Paradise. Or, we can get off the boat and grill on the beach. If this sounds like too much work, don’t worry, be happy! Just get in your boat and point it towords your favorite lakeside eatery. You will find it quite possible to spend hours letting the day slip by sipping Wet Woodies, or any other libation that might cross your mind.
Many people who live in, or visit, Incline Village love to go boating on Lake Tahoe. Why wouldn’t they? This lake is one of the most beautiful lakes in all the world. It is also one of the best boating lakes around. It is HUGE and uncrowded, it has private beaches and coves, plenty of areas for great water skiing, many lakeside cafes and unparalleled vistas and views. Another benefit is a very dry climate, drastically cutting down exposure to mosquitos etc. As a matter of fact, since I have been living in Incline Village, mosquito bites are a thing of the past.
Most people get out on the lake via power boat. However, Lake Tahoe is a great place for sailors. Lake Tahoe is 13 miles wide and 26 miles long. It is a big body of water. There is plenty of space to sail. There always seems to be enough wind to take you where you need to go. If you are a sailor, this lake is definately for you.
If you are not a sailor, and do not know someone looking for a deck hand, there are still opportunities to spend a day sailing on Lake Tahoe. Check it out.
I must confess I don’t know much about rock climbing, nor do I want to. The idea of scaling up a shear cliff, hanging onto a line that is tied to a piece of metal hammered into a crevice, does not get my blood going. I can think of many other activities around Lake Tahoe that are fun while not being life threatening. I for one do not like heights. Now I’m sure all you rock climbers will take the position that it is as safe as any other activity you could take up. You will tell me that more people die each year crossing the street. I don’t care! You won’t get me up there.
But I digress. This blog is supposed to be about you. And if you want to climb rocks, I am 100% behind you. Just because I will never be caught climbing a rock does not mean I do not understand there are many of you who are hooked on it. You will never hear me advise that you should not do it. As a matter of fact, I am going to supply you with some sources dedicated to rock climbing here in Lake Tahoe. Have a blast. Maybe some of you will let me know why you persue this passtime. I would love to hear from you.