Shasta Cascade, Seniors Ultimate Journey

This senior citizen still has much to learn about the great state of California. I did make a trip from Phoenix to Sacramento via LA and back through the redwood forests, but northern California is still untouched by me and my wife. That region up north borders on both Oregon and Nevada. The area is centered around Mount Shasta in the California Cascade Range. Mount Shasta is a quiet but scientifically active complex stratovolcano, whatever that is. They say that the region is dominated by volcanism.

Yes, there are 7 national forests in that area that include the Shasta and Klamath National Forests, all just north of Redding, California. The region is also well known for its numerous lakes, rivers, and waterfalls each of which adds to the natural beauty of Shasta Cascade.

I was blown away when I discovered all the museums that senior travelers will be able to visit. They start in Chico and run all the way down to Tehama. The Shasta Cascade region of Northern California is often overlooked by the senior tourist. After all, there is only so much time to experience everything California has to offer.

Seniors Discover California’s Hidden Treasure

This region is a well-kept secret that many Californians don’t even know about. Senior visitors will not find elegant, luxurious resorts that are a destination themselves but you will find some charming bed and breakfast inns and small older hotels oozing with character. This region, known as California’s Hidden Treasure,  is vast, covering nearly 20% of California’s territory.

Look up the Shasta Cascade official website with its  terrific virtual guide. Yes, Northern California holds one of the best kept secrets – the Shasta Cascade region! This region has a unique experience to fulfill just about anyone’s interests. This year-round senior outdoor enthusiast’s paradise is home to every kind of recreation on Mounts Shasta and Lassen, without the crowds and with no need for advance permits.

Seniors will also find some of California’s best fly-fishing, arts, music, museums, and other urban amenities. Each of these images will provide lots of attractions for senior visitors and emphasize the beauty to be found in Shasta Cascade.

It seems like you cannot go anywhere in the state of California without discovering a host of wineries. The North State Wine Country Region will testify to this fact. I want to leave you with a great listing of 101 things to do in Shasta.  You can thumb through this neat guide and choose where you want to go and select that which you will want to see and do.

Yes, Shasta Cascade is the only cure for Nature Deficit Disorder.   Enjoy the entire area. jeb

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