'Wild and Scenic' Adventures Await in Walker and Coleville

 

The town of Coleville features this bell tower. Coleville is named after California’s first congressman, Cornelius Cole.
CAROL M. HIGHSMITH / LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

 

You’re invited to take a “Wild and Scenic” Trip to Northern Mono County. A sportsman’s paradise and so much more! Picturesquely situated at the northern end of Mono County, nature here has given plentifully of her rarest treasures to the small towns of Walker, Coleville and Topaz.

Topaz
Topaz Lake boasts a 24-hour casino, a nine-month fishing season, and camping under the stars.

Coleville/Walker
The beautiful ranch towns of Coleville and Walker offer hikers, cyclists, joggers, horseback riders, and off-road adventurers plenty of space to experience nature at its best. There is a variety of 1940s-style motor courts, cabins and RV space nearby for one or more overnight stay while you enjoy the outdoor activities in the area. Restaurants are available for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

 


We Love Fishing!
For the angler, the West Walker River flows through a canyon cut in the surrounding volcanic rocks where Highway 395 shares the canyon with the river; the easy access afforded by the paved highway makes this stretch of the river a popular spot to catch the “big one.” The scenic beauty is a paradise to the lover of the outdoors.

Upcoming events
There are three events in September: Birding and Photography in our Valley, Eastern Sierra Kite Festival, and the Fall version of the Eastern Sierra ATV/UTV Jamboree.

The birding Event is Sept. 9-10, 2017; $25 each; starts 8 a.m. each day at the Antelope Valley Community Center and includes two breakfasts, two guided walks each day, birding facts, geological facts, and more. Walks will be in Antelope Valley and Sonora Valley.

The kite event is Sept. 23-24, 2017, and includes high flyer kite demonstrations, kite decoration contest, vendors, crafts, Saturday dinner and dance with live band, food, drinks, and more. Horseshoe contest each day. Saturday 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.; dinner is 7-10 p.m., $25 each and $35 Couple. Sunday hours are 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

The 10th Annual Eastern Sierra ATV/Jamboree Jamboree is Sept. 26-30, 2017. Tuesday the 25th at 6 p.m. is the Registration Ice Cream Social. Breakfast and rides begin Wednesday-Saturday at 7 a.m. Rides are in Humboldt Toiyabe mountains and this year will feature the fall colors in our area.

For information on events after September, visit the Northern Mono County Chamber of Commerce at www.northernmonochamber.com.