Things to Do

Jackson is the perfect vacation spot for travelers interested in having some fun and adventure outdoors. A few recreational activities to enjoy in Jackson include camping, wine-tasting, skiing, gold mining, and much more. If you’re visiting family in the Jackson area, planning a family reunion, or attending a wedding, then let Jackson Lodge be your first choice of hotel stay. Conveniently located near Jackson Lodge are the Jackson Rancheria Casino, Sutter Ridge Winery, & Roaring Camp Mining Co. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing weekend getaway or an adventurous vacation, the Jackson Lodge has the perfect scenery to accommodate your every need.

The historic area Jackson is located in and surrounded by features a wide array of entertaining and cultural events throughout the year. From historical tours and family friendly activities to outdoor outings and wine tastings, our town has it all. Search through our events blog for interesting things to do while vacationing in Jackson, California.


Gold Mining

Kennedy Gold Mine Surface Tours

Learn about California’s gold rush history while taking a tour of historical gold mines in Jackson at the Kennedy Gold Mine. The Kennedy Gold Mine is most notably known for being the deepest gold mines in the world. During the surface tour, visitors will be able to view the mine office building and learn about the how ore samples were processed back in the day. For further details, visit

Roaring Camp Mining Company

Explore California’s Wild West history at the Roaring Camp Mining Company. Here you will get a chance to not only pan for gold but also do some fishing, barbecuing and camping. The Roaring Camp Mining Co. is a great activity for the family. Guided tours are also available.

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Wine Tasting & Tours

Sierra Ridge Vineyards & Winery

Treat your taste buds at the Sierra Ridge Vineyards & Winery where you will get a chance to try award winning hand crafted wines. This winery is situated along Sutter Creek surrounded by beautiful hillsides. This location is the perfect setting for a wedding reception, rehearsal dinner, bridal shower or family reunion. For more details about Sierra Ridge tasting rooms visit

Avio Vineyards & Carriage House

Not just another winery, the Avio Vineyards specializes in Italian-style varietals and brings the essence of Tuscan farmstead to Sutter Creek. The Avio also features a picturesque courtyard and fountain atop rolling hills. The elegance and sophistication of this winery makes it an ideal location for a wedding or honeymoon destination. Visit for additional information.

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Outdoor Recreational Fun

Kirkwood Mountain Skiing & Hiking

Get your adrenaline pumping and experience the thrill of skiing at the Kirkwood Ski Resort. Kirkwood Mountain is located in the Lake Tahoe area along Highway 88. During the winter, Kirkwood is the ideal spot for skiing, snowboarding, sledding and more. If you are visiting during the summer, enjoy hiking, fishing, rock climbing, and mountain biking. Choose from a variety of exhilarating activities all year long during your visit to Kirkwood.

Gold Country Camping

Discover nature’s beauty while camping in Gold Country Campground Resort in Amador County. Escape the hustle and bustle of city life and enjoy the tranquil environment of the Sierra Nevada Foothills. During your camping adventures enjoy a full range of activities and entertainment including Theme Weekends, Movie Nights, hiking, wildlife photography, picnics and much more. Visit for more details.


Daffodil Hill

Open annually during mid-March, Daffodil Hill brings in visitors and tourists from all around the world. Spend a beautiful day outdoors at Daffodil Hill walking alongside the fields of blooming daffodils. During your visit you may even spot some animals like peacocks, chickens, and even donkeys. Daffodil Hill is located in the Sierra Foothills and is open to the public until early April. Admission is free so bring the entire family along. For more details, visit

Amador Flower Farm

Take a tour of the Amador Flower Farm and Nursery in Plymouth, just a few miles away from the Sierra Foothills and Sacramento. Visitors will get to view and purchase a wide variety of beautiful daylilies grown right at the farm. While at the farm, have a picnic with your family, friends, or significant other. The farm is open daily from 9am to 4pm. For more information visit