Fall Events: Shasta Cascade

Manton Apple Festival (File Photo) Shasta Cascade Wonderland Association

UpStateCA (the vast northeast corner of California, also known as the Shasta Cascade region) is California’s hidden gem.

In autumn, vibrant pockets of fall color brighten lakes, rivers and forests, which attract every type of outdoor recreation one can imagine. This is an outdoor paradise for anglers, hikers, boaters, photographers, RVers, backpackers, off-roaders, mountaineers, sightseers, hunters, wildlife viewers and anyone out for an adventure.

Twenty percent of California’s landmass is contained within the Shasta Cascade – an area the size of Connecticut – yet UpStateCA comprises less than a percent of the state’s population.

Sundial Bridge, Redding (File Photo) Shasta Cascade Wonderland Assn.

It’s an area the size of Connecticut with, Mt. Shasta, Lassen Peak, Shasta Lake, six national forests, 11 state and national parks and California’s most spectacular footbridge (Sundial Bridge), but with fewer people than live in Bakersfield.

Given all those outdoor wonders, the lucky few who reside in UpStateCA know how to celebrate, and they do so throughout Autumn at these events:

Direct flights to the Shasta Cascade Visitors land daily in Redding, from San Francisco and LAX on United Airlines. By land, drive north on Interstate 5, east on CA-44 or west on CA-299 or ride Amtrak to Redding.

For an off-the-beaten-path experience where people celebrate nature in one of California’s most beautiful places, visit Redding and the Shasta Cascade.