- Published: Thursday, 12 March 2015 09:00
- Written by Patty Burness
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.