The Riches of Amador County

Exterior of the restored Imperial Hotel

Exterior of the restored Imperial Hotel

Nestled in the Sierra Nevada’s historic Gold Rush region, Amador County is a year-round playground—ski and snowboard in the winter, raft white water and pick luscious fruit in the spring and summer. Pan gold whenever you’re feeling lucky. And enjoy delicious wine every month of the year.

Amador County is packed with history, beauty, and friendly people. Spanish for “one who loves,” the area was named for the gold miner who created a successful mining camp near what is now Amador City in the 1850s. Home to some of the most lucrative mines, the area now boasts historic towns that have maintained their authentic charm.

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The Other Side of Sacramento

Take the drawbridge over the Sacramento River to Clarksburg

Take the drawbridge over the Sacramento River to Clarksburg

Sacramento is known for its history, politics, and the river that runs through it. It’s also a great base from which to explore the region. On this trip, a girlfriend and I stayed in downtown Sacramento after spending the day in Clarksburg, 20 minutes southwest of the city. And instead of a weekend jaunt, we were gone for a little more than a day—though it seemed longer.

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Amador County: The Heart of California Gold Country

Amador Country Road

Amador Country Road

As I drive the two-lane winding road, Sacramento skyscrapers fade from my rearview mirror. The earth soon turns ruddy red, and lonely fences stretch into the horizon. Strip malls are replaced by tall grass, rolling hills, and valleys. On the horizon a group of cattle walk lazily homeward as a gray fox lifts its head a few yards from the highway.

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