Discover Warm Summer Nights and Moonlit Adventure in CA's Majestic Northeastern Region of Redding and Shasta Cascade
Experience Magical Night Hikes on a Variety of Mountain Peaks, Moonlight Madness Runs, And Giant Telescope Star Parties
Jun 18, 2015, 08:50 ET
REDDING, Calif., June 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The summer is hot in Redding and Shasta Cascade, perfect for outdoor water sports like kayaking, paddle boarding, boating, and fishing, or for just cooling off in the abundant rivers, lakes, streams and waterfalls. But some of the best fun comes during the warm summer nights. Located just two hours north of Sacramento and three hours northeast of San Francisco and filled with mountain ranges, glaciated volcanoes and over 200 miles of trails from foothills to high-country granite slabs, Redding and Shasta Cascade offer spectacular nighttime journeys. Anywhere you get above the trees at night in Shasta Cascade, one of America's most pristine regional destinations, you'll find beautiful, almost haunting moonlit charm cast for miles.
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10 top Moonlight Madness Activities
1) Full Moon Hikes
Incredible landscapes, beautiful mountain vistas, memorable experience. Call Mt. Shasta Ranger District (530) 926-4511, www.fs.usda.gov/stnf.
2) Full Moon not Necessary: Additional Night Hikes at Black Butte
Hikers find a plethora of trails at Black Butte, Mt. Shasta's little sister.
3) Night Hikes at Lassen Peak
The southernmost active volcano in the Cascade Range offers a 2.5 miles hike to the summit, where hikers can marvel in the many fantastic vistas of the park and surrounding areas.
4) Go Under the Lights
Spend the evening with the Colt 45 minor league baseball under the lights of historic Tiger Field.
5) Moonlight Kayak Tours
In the summer, visitors can take advantage of moonlight kayak tours, part of the ranger-guided night activities at Whiskeytown National Recreation Area.
6) Lassen's Dark Sky Festival, August 7-9, 2015
Join park rangers, astronomers, and planetary geologists in celebrating all that is out of this world during Lassen's Dark Sky Festival.
7) Moonlight Madness 2-Mile Run at Shasta Dam, August 22, 2015 at 8:15pm
Join the local running club, SWEAT, in its annual Moonlight Madness 2-mile run at Shasta Dam. Pre-registration is not required but you can sign up in advance here.
8) Star Parties by the Shasta Astronomy Club
Star Parties are great opportunities to ask questions, share discoveries, and see the sky in a new way. Contact the Shasta Astronomy Club at [email protected].
9) Enjoy Movies in the Park
Bring blankets, lawn chairs or picnic baskets, for Movies in the Park under the stars, some of the North State's most popular summer events.
10) After Dark Dining and Cultural Entertainment
Redding, known as Shasta Cascade's hub city, offers fabulous dining, a year round roster of events, and a variety of lodging opportunities for visitors.
For all the details on the above activities, visit http://visitredding.com/media/press-releases/moonlight-adventures. Discover more at www.visitredding.com.
SOURCE Visit Redding
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