33 degrees Fahrenheit. That’s been the average low in Truckee for the past 2 weeks. These crisp, chilly nights are a gentle reminder that Fall has finally arrived and that it’s time to start preparing for fun in the snow. However, before we start dreaming of playing in the copious amounts of powder that is sure to grace our area in the following months, we have this magical window of opportunity in Truckee. Fall in Truckee is like no other; it’s a special time when clear, cool skies make everything pop with color and definition. Everything just looks sharper; ridge lines and tree lines are so clear they look like they’ve been photoshopped. There is so much to do and see while nature is adorned in its autumn colors:

Golf — Most golf courses are open until mid-October so there’s still plenty of time to swing those clubs. Since we’re entering our shoulder season the courses willbe less populated, which is great for securing last minute tee times and enjoying a casual pace of play.

Biking — Mountain, road, cruiser, whatever you have just get out there and pedal around town. I recommend the gorgeous Legacy Trail that will take you along the banks of the Truckee River. Along the way you can take in all the gorgeous fall colors and scenery provided for free by mother nature.

Hiking – There’s still plenty of time to hit the trails and to experience nature in all her grandeur. There’s a plethora of trails in our area for all skill levels. A few favorites of mine are Martis Peak (up to the fire watch station), Castle Peak, and Sagehen Creek (with the toddler since it’s nice and level).

Regardless of what you like to get into when you’re up in Tahoe, always take some time to just be in the moment. So switch that phone to airplane mode, take a deep breath, and relax to the sights and sounds of Fall in Truckee.