Spring in Truckee
Spring is an interesting time in Truckee! Those who Ski or Snowboard hate to see Winter ending, and those who don't get involved with the Winter Sports Activities often are ready to see the end of winter, snow and shoveling snow, and are anxious to have easier driving conditions.
Spring is the best time to view local waterfalls, like the Cascade Creek Falls above Cascade Creek Lake and Lake Tahoe.
Photo Credit: Ryan Storz
In Spring, snow is still a distinct possibility, so you still need to keep a close watch on what the weather is doing before you head out. You also can typically keep up with lots of the Truckee Winter Activities. At the same time, you can also start enjoying the sunshine, and start in on some of the Truckee Summer Activities. It can be the best of both worlds, and there are lots of people who enjoy spring skiing in the mornings, and then head to the beaches, or go out boating, biking, or hiking in the afternoon!
The flowers start blooming, and it is the best time of year to view all the waterfalls in the area, like Cascade Creek Falls, and Eagle Falls, both over near the Emerald Bay area of Lake Tahoe.
Fun Facts about Spring in Truckee
- The first day of Spring is March 20th, 2016
- The last day of Spring is June 19th, 2016
- Spring brings the Foothill Farmers Market,
back to the Truckee area for the local Farmers Market starting in June through October (2016 dates TBA), at the Regional Park on Tuesdays from 8am - 1pm and
during Truckee Thursdays from 5pm - 8pm from June 9, 2016 through August 18, 2016. Find out the benefits of shopping at the Truckee Farmers Market and the dates/times for the Lake Tahoe Farmers Markets.
- Spring signifies the opening of the Truckee Beaches that are not open year round. You'll start seeing more people at the Truckee Parks, the Truckee Lakes and at gorgeous Lake Tahoe, enjoying the different summer activities.
- Depending on the weather, the Truckee Golf courses start opening in spring, and remain open through the fall season.
- I love to play around in the garden, so Spring was always a favorite
time for me, when I could get out and plant new flowers. In Truckee, you
have to replant your bulbs each spring, as the squirrels will dig them
up if you leave them out year round. For me, it was always a nice
change after seeing snow for months, to finally see some other colors
when all the plants and flowers started blooming. Check out my Flora page for some tips, and check out my Home & Garden page, which has info on some of my favorite gardening stores to shop at.
Spring Weather in Truckee
Below, you can find the Truckee Weather Records and Averages for the Spring months from The Weather Channel:
View the Truckee Weather Statistics for the rest of the year!
Spring Holidays and Observances
I'm planning an extensive "Holidays In Truckee" section with a page for each Holiday or Observance. (Pages will be linked up below when completed) Spring Holidays include:
Holidays and Observances Website
Fun Truckee Spring Events in 2016
You can get all the details in my Truckee Event Calendar, but some highlights of the Truckee Spring Events are:
- Easter Events - March 27, 2016 in Truckee, the Village at Northstar, and the Village at Squaw Valley. Check out my Easter page for more details!
- Earth Day Events - Tahoe Truckee Earth Day Celebration - Saturday, April 16, 2016 at Squaw Valley in Olympic Valley, Reno Earth Day Celebration on Sunday, April 23, 2016, and South Tahoe Earth Day Celebration on Saturday, April 23, 2016.
- Truckee Thursdays kicks off in Late Spring every Thursday evening in Downtown Truckee from June 9th - August 18, 2016 from 5pm - 9pm. Shopping, great food from the Truckee Restaurants, live Music, and another opportunity to pick up fresh produce from the Foothills Farmers Market. In the 2013 Best of North Tahoe & Truckee Competition, (and 2012 and 2011) this event was voted the "Best Event" and "Best Place to People Watch"!
- Still lots of Skiing for Schools - special Discount Lift Ticket Deals going on, and Spring also brings some great end of season parties at the Ski Resorts.
- Truckee Wine Events
in Truckee and the surrounding areas start happening in late spring
through the fall. You can find out all the details on the main annual
events on my Truckee Wine Events page!
- Wildflower Hikes
start happening in late spring, depending on the snow melt. There are
lots of organized group hikes to view the flowers, and the wildflowers
and the waterfalls from the area snow runoff, make for some of the best
spring photo opportunities. (see my Flora page) As I run into organized events, I'll be adding them to my Truckee Events Calendar.
Wine Tasting at the 2011 Wine, Walk, & Shop, an annual Wine Event in Truckee, CA that shouldn't be missed! Most of the Wine Events are in summer, but there are usually one or two in spring and fall.