History and Culture
Explore Lake County History
Lake County History: Taking the Waters and the Scenic Route Lake County is full of exciting Old West lore and little known nuggets of California history. While we eagerly await the day when we can invite you back to our beautiful part of the world again, we’re diving into some fascinating stories from days gone… Read more »
Lakeport, Lake County CA
A quaint town on the west shore of Clear Lake, Lakeport is the county seat and cosmopolitan center of Lake County, California. Though only home to around 5000 residents, its historic downtown hosts a bevy of great restaurants, locally-owned shops, civic buildings, and public spaces. Lakeport Library Park Library Park is a community hub for… Read more »
Plan an Affordable Family Vacation in Lake County This Summer
With school letting out, many parents are planning their summer getaways, but sadly, family travel can conjure up visions of costly activities, long lines, and undue stress. Ditch the drama this summer with a visit to laid-back Lake County for an affordable family adventure that focuses on fun. By Gina Teichert Photo: Big Rick Stuart… Read more »
The Geysers: A Hot Time in Lake County
If you are searching for a ‘hot time’ in Lake County, look no further than The Calpine Geothermal Visitor Center and Exhibit Hall. It’s one of the more unique attractions in Northern California’s Lake County. Located in the quaint hamlet of Middletown, nestled in the Mayacamas Mountains, the Exhibit Hall is full of interactive, exciting,… Read more »
Cool Blue Lakes – Cool Blue Fun
If you’re looking for an escape from today’s spin-cycle pace, take a step back in time at The Lodge at Blue Lakes.
Hope from the Smoke – Art from the Ashes
Fire destroys. Fire strengthens. Fire renews. As the smell of smoke wafts through California’s wine country, the scars of our own recent spate of wildfires are still very much apparent, especially along the ridgeline of Cobb Mountain. Yet, in spite of their own catastrophes, a community of Lake County artists turned the sum total of… Read more »
The John Muir Letters
John Muir, the author and activist who founded the Sierra Club had a pen pal in Lakeport, California.
Pomo Baskets Weave Timeless Native American Art Into Historic Lake County
Lake County is the birthplace of the celebrated Pomo baskets, which are revered worldwide.