Experience The Ridge Tahoe before the trees change

Shorter days, comfortable temps and sunshine make up the Indian Summer in Lake Tahoe. The kids return to school, the mountain air is still warm, and the crowds significantly decrease.

It is a picture-perfect time to check into The Ridge Tahoe and check out the happenings onsite and at the lake.  Whether you’re up for hiking, biking, boating or want to play a round or two of golf, there’s plenty of scenery and things to do from the top of The Ridge Tahoe all the way down to lake level.

Don't pull out the winter gear yet. Indian Summer is one of the best times to visit Lake Tahoe.
Don’t pull out the winter gear yet. Indian Summer is one of the best times to visit Lake Tahoe.

Sure the temperature has come down a degree or two, but that doesn’t mean it’s too cold to swim or find some balance on a standup paddleboard. There are plenty of hidden coves and large public beaches within a few miles from the Ridge Tahoe. Soak in the rays as you take in the panoramic views of the towering mountain peaks that surround Lake Tahoe.

Maybe you prefer to be on top of the water instead. The Ridge Tahoe offers discounted tickets for sightseeing and dinner tours aboard the Tahoe Queen and M.S. Dixie II. Tickets can be bought at the Ridge Tahoe Market Place.

Feel like exploring on two wheels? Kingsbury Grade to South Lake Tahoe, the area is crossed with networks of on and off road bicycle trails. You can check with the staff of Ridge Tahoe for bike rentals and organized rides planned during your stay. Here are three trails we recommend.

If you’re looking to keep your feet to the ground, nearby golf courses will keep your game in check, hiking adventures, and sight-seeing opportunities within minutes of the Ridge Tahoe will leave you marveling at the beauty of Lake Tahoe.

You can take the Gondola and Tamarack Express chair up 9,800 feet to access some of Tahoe’s most scenic and highest hiking trails. Heavenly offers trail options from beginner to expert, so you can’t go wrong. The Heavenly Gondola will be open for sightseeing on Fridays-Sundays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. until September 29. Activities at Adventure Peak, located at the top of the Gondola will include hiking, tubing, a 25-foot rock climbing, 30-foot spider climber for kids, and dining at Tamarack Lodge. Be sure to head up the Gondola to soak up the last bit of summer at Tahoe.

What’s your favorite Indian summer activity at Lake Tahoe?

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