Lake Tahoe

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Lake Tahoe

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The majestic Lake of Tahoe is situated at a distance of 200 miles from the city of San Francisco and lies across the California/ Nevada border. The peaceful environs of Lake Tahoe have both- nature lovers and aventure buffs. The sparkling waters of the Lake offer fun filled exciting water activities- sailing, canoeing, kayaking, boating, angling and much more. As much as people come here to enjoy the thrilling water activities, they also take pleasure in the adventure activities on land- hiking, biking and golfing. The snowfall in Tahoe is heavy in winters and this makes way for skiing, ice skating, snowshoeing and snow sledging with its world class alpine ski resorts. The Lake is famous not only for its summer and winter adventure activities but also for the wide variety of flora and fauna. Forming a part of the Sierra nevada Mountains, the Lake Tahoe Bassin is home to over 300 animals and birds along with 1000 plants, trees and wildflowers- Cedar, Aspen, Jeffrey Pine, White Fir, and Sugar Pine, Snow Flower, California and Mariposa Lily, Indian Paintbrush, Sulphur Flowers and Mountain Blue Ears. You will also find some of the rare species here like Sierra Red Fox, Grizzly Bear, Lahontan Cutthroat Trout along with the Mountain beaver. While in Lake Tahoe, don't miss out on our amazing summer events and festivals, including the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival and Lake Tahoe Music Festival. Come and witness for yourself a world of bliss with the scenic surroundings, wildlife, thrilling activities and lush green forests!

Best time to visit

Summer is the peak tourist season but you can visit throughout the year. The Lake is cool and the environs are refreshing in the summer time. However if you want to avoid the crowd then visit Lake Tahoe during the winter- it is serene and peaceful!

Trivia

If you are more of a person who enjoys cold weather, then visit the Lake Tahoe in the winter months as the region is known for its whitest and brightest winters and winter sports in the whole of North America!

Timing

Early morning is the best time to start your day with a trip to Lake Tahoe. You can spend a full day at the Lake and do just about what you want here. The Ski Resorts open in late October and close in June.


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