Tahoe Activities - Stand Up Paddle - Mountain Bike - Lake in the Sky Air Show


From the issue Who Let the Dogs Out?

Still trying to plan that close-to-home summer vacation? It's not too late to head for the lake! BlueLakeTahoe.com's got you covered with all the info you need for a good time. Here are a few adventures and events ripe for the season in South Lake Tahoe:

Stand Up Paddling: Laird Hamilton started it and now all the cool kids are doing it—the stand-up paddling craze is on. Kayak Tahoe just purchased a fleet of new boards, and you can get a lesson or head out on the lake for do-it-yourself trials. Camp Richardson also rents boards and has a post-paddle refresher on-site, the Beacon Restaurant, where you can enjoy food and drinks on an outdoor lakeside patio.

Mountain Biking: Now is the best time of the year to jump on a mountain bike and hit Tahoe's trails. The marquee trail in Tahoe is The Flume Trail—14 miles of intermediate riding with gorgeous lake views along the way. Rent a bike from Flume Trail Bikes (they have loads of options, including full-suspension bikes). They'll even pick you up at the end of the trail and shuttle you back to the start.

Air-Raising Experience: Join the party at the biggest and best air show in the High Sierra! The Lake in the Sky Air Show happens Saturday, August 29. Watch the country's top aerobatic performers defy gravity over the lake! Festivities include a 5K fun run, pancake breakfast, chili cook-off, airplane and helicopter rides, tons of food booths, and a fun array of vendors. Lift-off!

This is just a sample of the stuff going on at Tahoe. Check out BlueLakeTahoe.com to plan your late-summer escape!