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Visitors come to Amador County for many reasons, from the recreational opportunities for boating, hiking, skiing, mountainbiking and backpacking, to the numerous indoor activities perfect for a hot summer day, chilly winter evening, or just about anything in between: roaming the antique stores and specialty shops, wine tasting in the Shenandoah Valley, and lodging at cozy and comfortable bed and breakfast inns.

Amador County is blessed with four distinct seasons, and unique scenery to go along with them. Elevations range from 200 feet in the west, to more than 9,000 feet in the east, giving travelers picturesque views of smooth valleys, rolling hills and towering mountaintops as they make their way along the county’s two major highways: Historic Highway 49, stretching from north to south, and scenic State Highway 88, a perfect and leisurely alternative gateway to upper Amador County and the Lake Tahoe region.