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Check out these tips for exploring Tahoe on a day trip

By: Ken Larson, Folsom Lake Entertainer
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Lake Tahoe is probably the ultimate day-tripping adventure and it’s just a quick trip away. Anyone living in the region realizes Tahoe’s cobalt blue waters, clear skies and multitude of year-round activities make the perfect get away. With the focus on the outdoors, Tahoe offers more than 70 miles of shoreline as well as adventures in surrounding mountains that provide a diversity that takes years of day-tripping to discover them all. We enjoyed the lake with with swimming and kayaking. The afternoon was spent at Zephyr Cove, a few miles into the Nevada side, just off of Highway 50. The mile-long private beach and dock included beach volleyball, parasailing, watercraft rentals as well as a bar and grill. Evenings were spent with friends enjoying the cool crisp air as the sunset provided a postcard view of the lake. Following dinner and cocktails at Edgewood Golf Course, we enjoyed a moon-lit walk on the beach. Another evening was spent enjoying the gaming and nightlife at one of their casinos. Now that fall is in the air, there isn’t a more beautiful place to take a nice long hike and enjoy the changing colors. Lake Tahoe’s southern shore embraces Emerald Bay, a photographer’s heaven, just off Highway 89. Whether it’s a hot air balloon ride, a trip around the lake the Safari Rose, a float in a canoe on the crystal clear lake or lunging in one of hundreds of lakefront sundecks, Lake Tahoe is more than a day trip, it’s a northern California and Nevada destination offering exploration, recreation, relaxation and inspiration.