Lake Tahoe’s long summer season offers Inn By The Lake guests many options for recreational adventures.
Mountain Biking. The Lake Tahoe Basin is the best destination for both beginner and hardcore Mountain Bike sorties. Plenty of nearby mountain trails for riders of all levels. But if 4 wheels are better for you than 2, try the legendary Rubicon Trail. Guided excursions of this spectacular backcountry let you choose your ride. Select either ATVs, Hummers or Jeeps. Check out all your options at Lake Tahoe Adventures.
Rock Climbing. Some of the more challenging rock/bolder climbing in the Sierra is the Lovers Leap area just 20 miles West of Inn By The Lake on Hwy 50. The company - Lovers Leap Guides, offer several different classes from half day to multi-day, covering all abilities from first timer to seasoned climber. They also guide in the Sugarloaf and Phantom Spires areas. For more information, log on to Lovers Leap Guides.
Kayak Guided Tours. Kayaking on the Lake Tahoe “water trail” has become one of the regions most popular activities. Kayak Tahoe can set you up with a tour through Emerald Bay, the Truckee River marsh area and many other guided trip options. Check this one out at Kayak Tahoe.
Parasailing. This is fun! You’ll enjoy breathtaking views of Tahoe and the Sierras when parasailing from 400 to 1200 feet above the Lake. Safe and easy to do. Try it solo or double up. Check out these suppliers: Action Water Sports or Tahoe Sports
The Heavenly Gondola and Adventure Peak. Heavenly’s high-altitude Adventure Peak is located at the top of the Gondola at Heavenly. The first part of the adventure is simply getting there! The 2.4-mile ride up the mountainside in the Gondola to the mid-station observation platform is one trip you’ll never forget. And the panoramic views of Tahoe are simply spectacular. The second part of the adventure is the park itself, complete with restaurant, climbing wall, hiking trails and more!
Cruise the Lake in Style. Your trip to Tahoe is not complete without taking a cruise on this beautiful alpine lake. You have lots of options for this ‘must do’ activity. Both the Tahoe Queen and the MS Dixie II sternwheelers offer daytime and dinner cruises to picturesque Emerald Bay.
For sailors and romantic sunset lovers – a Tahoe / Emerald Bay Cruise on the 40’ Trimaran Woodwind I or the 55’ Catamaran Woodwind II will be a fond lasting memory. And then if you really want to spoil yourself – go aboard the 80’ Safari Rose Motor Yacht for a leisurely and pampered cruise up the West Shore of Lake Tahoe. The front desk staff at Inn By The Lake would be happy to make your cruise reservations. Meanwhile, check out details on your Tahoe Cruising options at Woodwind Cruises.
Take a Hike – Ride a Bike – Build a Sand Castle. The Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit is part of the US Forest Service – which owns over 70% of the land within the Lake Tahoe Basin. The following links will provide you with a wealth of information on additional attractions and recreational opportunities. You’ll also find many related charts & maps and guidance on the “dos and don’ts” for hiking at Tahoe.
In addition to Mountain Biking, Tahoe offers an abundance of Bike Trails – for the Rest of Us. Below, you’ll find links to area bike trails.
Another favorite with South Shore visitors is our white sandy beaches. You’ll really enjoy a relaxing day at the beach with family and friends or just a barefoot stroll along the shoreline at twilight.
Angora Lakes. A visit to the Angora Lakes is an easy, enjoyable trip. The short hike leads to Lower and Upper Angora Lakes, home of Angora Lake Resort. Hikers are welcome to enjoy the facilities along the northern end of Upper Angora Lake. It is a great place to lay on the beach, swim, fish, rent a boat, sip lemonade, and eat. Dogs are welcome in the lower lake, but must be leashed and may not swim in the upper lake.