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Lake Tahoe at its best: Summer brings variety of activities


Photo By: Photos courtesy of West SHore Caf and Inn
Photo Photos Courtesy Of West Shore Caf And Inn

Scenic photos celebrate the summer appeal of Lake Tahoe, from a moonlit night to bike paths, paddleboarding, games and the annual Concours d’Elegance and Wooden Boat Week.

While Lake Tahoe draws Bay Area residents year-round, the summer months offer ideal weather, majestic scenery and adventures on land and water.

Lake views from sunrise to moonrise tempt the artist’s palette.

Off-road bicycle lanes surround the North and West shores, wending for miles and miles.

Perhaps the biggest draw is the 41st Lake Tahoe Concours d’Elegance and Wooden Boat Week, scheduled Aug. 9-13 at Carnelian Bay. For more information, visit laketahoeconcours.com.

Among Tahoe’s special summer activities is the annual ARTour, slated Friday through Sunday and July 19-21. For more information, visit www.northtahoearts.com.

The annual West Shore Home Tour, scheduled 1-5 p.m. Aug. 1, features private tours of four specially selected homes. The event is a fundraiser for North Tahoe museums. For more information, visit www.northtahoemuseums.org.

No Tahoe traveler’s checklist would be complete without a visit to Vikingsholm, the historical home built circa 1929 just off the beach of Emerald Bay.

The annual Lake Tahoe Shakespeare festival, which runs Friday through Aug. 25 at Sand Harbor State in Incline Village, Nev., highlights culture in the outdoors on the East Shore. For more information, visit www.laketahoeshakespeare.com.

As for the lake itself, boat and water-sport rentals are available in Carnelian Bay, Tahoe City, Sunnyside and Meeks Bay.

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