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Things to do at Donner Summit while staying at
Clair Tappaan Lodge

Clair Tappaan Lodge

Donner Lake / Historic Truckee

Explore Old Town Truckee.  Enjoy a leisurely rafting trip down the scenic Truckee River. Go swimming or fishing, kayaking or paddle boating on Donner Lake, just a ten minute drive from the Lodge. Bicycle along the Truckee River Path from Tahoe City to world-famous Squaw Valley, site of the 1960 Winter Olympics. Try the Emigrant Trail Family Bike Path or the challenging Hole-in-the-Ground Loop. For a real thrill try rock climbing at Donner Summit! Equipment rentals and instructors are available locally. For additional information, visit (Once around the lake)

Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe, famous for its clear deep water and magnificent setting, is just 25 miles away from the Lodge. Sailing and kayaking, hiking and mountain biking, fishing, golfing and tennis, horseback riding - The recreational opportunities are endless. For additional information, visit

Music Festival

Big band & dance, jazz, opera, classical music - All offered during the summer months at the Lake Tahoe Music Festival.  A calendar of events is posted online. For additional information, visit

Squaw Valley

Squaw Valley, site of the 1960 Winter Olympics, offers a terrific adventure program that includes a ropes course, skyjump bungee trampoline. flying trapeze and climbing wall. Squaw Valley High Camp, at the top of the cable car tram ride, features the Olympic Ice Pavilion ice skating rink, a swimming lagoon and spa, and the Olympic Museum. Visitors may also sign up for guided full moon and sunset hikes. For additional information, visit

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rev. March 10, 2008. E.M.