Oakhurst is the largest community in the foothills of Madera County which was previously known as Fresno Flats. Oakhurst is home to numerous museums such as the Consortium of Southern Yosemite Museums which explore the areas past, dating back to 1873. If you want to shop then there are ample shopping opportunities and numerous grocery stores, a variety of restaurants and lodging and more.
This is the home to more artists than anywhere else after seeing the beauty of Yosemite and Madera County and you’ll know where they draw inspiration from. Just visit the Timberline Art Gallery which is famously know as Gallery Yosemite, just two of several galleries on Gallery Row and meet the artists in person on the Sierra Art Trails which is an annual open house. Get the finest place for photography with Photo Safari in Yosemite.
There is a Theatre called Golden Chain Theatre which has been running from last 40 years, Just visit and create the fun evening of melodrama. You will definitely enjoy the entertaining evening while hoot the villain and cheer for the hero with a cocktail from their new saloon.
If you are coming with your lovable pet then come freely there are many of the hotels and attractions throughout Madera County are pet friendly. Grab any supplies you’ll need for your dog or cat at Oakhurst Feed and Pet Supply. They have everything which will help you out to keep your pet happy during your travels.
You are in favor for Golf then hit the links at Sierra Meadows Country Club also know as River Creek Golf Course which is located in a beautiful valley surrounded by mature oaks and towering pines, both courses are a treat to play.
There is Zip Yosemite which is an exciting zip lining experience amid the tall pines and beautiful scenery of the Sierra National Forest. The tour consists of 1 suspension bridge, 1 lower and 4 zip lines which takes approximately 1.5 hours to complete the tour. Zip Yosemite is 20 minutes out of Oakhurst off Highway 41.
If you’re looking for adventure, then head out on a Merced River rafting trip with O.A.R.S. or Zephyr Whitewater Rafting. With trips that can be tailored for skill level and time, you’re guaranteed an amazing experience that is the definition of unforgettable.
Oars White water rafting near Yosemite The Merced River is one of the defining landmarks of Yosemite National Park and the surrounding region. Rafting the river will give you a whole new appreciation for the beauty of this river, and the power of it as it shapes the landscape and feeds diverse ecosystems.
It was over a century ago, there was a gold Coarse near area and it is a true story. Now you can find here Chukchansi Gold Resort and Casino which is one of the largest casinos in central California. Visit to Coarsegold and enjoy delicious restaurants, top-flight entertainment with big name acts, spas, shops and more. There is also a Coarsegold Historic Museum to find out more on history. The museum consists of artifacts from the 1800′s, as well as buildings from the same era. After wards, you can also shop and enjoy at the Coarsegold Historic Village for unique gift items, food and more. It’s also home to great events, like the annual Coarsegold Tarantula Festival and Peddler’s Fair.
Historic Raymond The reason why everyone loves Raymond, this historic town used to be the last stop on the only way to Yosemite. Explore the Charles Miller Museum or the Raymond General Store, or take the same route that Teddy Roosevelt did on his trip to Yosemite. Or, take a side trip to Eastman Lake for some excellent fishing.
Madera is a community with a rich and diverse history. Named for the lumber that was felled in the Sierra and brought to the city, Madera is also home to fertile fields, giving ample opportunity for agro tourism exploration.
Home Grown Cellars to see firsthand the versatility of the pomegranate, then you’ll want to stop at Home Grown Cellars. You can see an actual pomegranate farm in action, take a trolley ride through the operation and shop in the country store featuring numerous pomegranate items like pomegranate honey, jelly and of course, pomegranate juice. You’ll see that Madera is the heart of pomegranate country.
Madera County also offers a variety of lodging options. The campgrounds are outstanding with electricity at some sites for RV or trailer campers. Stay at the Yosemite Southgate Hotel & Suites located in Oakhurst when you travel to Madera County. For more details visit: http://www.yosemitesouthgate.com/