Things to Do in Lake Tahoe During the Summer
Lake Tahoe is known for its incredible clarity, the surrounding Sierra Nevada mountains, and the endless recreational opportunities. No matter what season you visit Tahoe, there is no shortage of things to do. It’s hard to decide what time of year is best in the Tahoe basin. While the winter is reserved for incredible skiing, the summer rivals due to the sheer number of activities.
Here are our favorite things to do on the North Shore of Lake Tahoe during the summer.
Gliding on the glassy blue waters of Lake Tahoe atop a SUP (stand up paddleboard) is one of the best ways to explore the lake. It’s a water sport that doubles as fun and exercise! Really, though, your core will thank you.
There are plenty of beaches around the lake that are perfect for paddleboarding. Whether you bring your own board or rent one, the lake is ready to be paddled on.
Locations close to Village Walk Skyline include:
- Kings Beach
- Tahoe Paddle and Oar offers rentals
- Tahoe Vista
- Tahoe Adventure Company offers rentals
- Carnelian Bay
- Waterman’s Landing offers rentals
- Tahoe City
- Tahoe City Kayak offers rentals
The mountains that surround Lake Tahoe are the reason many people visit year-round. When there’s snow they are great for skiing; when the snow melts, they are great for hiking! Hiking trails abound in the Tahoe basin but we are partial to the trails at the Northstar ski resort. The Tompkins Memorial Trailhead is steps away from homes at Village Walk Skyline! There’s nothing better than lacing up those hiking boots, meandering through the fresh-smelling pine trees, and emerging to gorgeous vistas.
Other notable hiking trails nearby include:
Famous Tahoe hikes include:
- Eagle Falls (Emerald Bay State Park)
- Shirley Canyon (Squaw Valley)
- Rubicon Trail (DL Bliss State Park on the West Shore)
There are plenty of bike trails around the lake that are challenging and offer the best views of the Tahoe basin. Again, we are partial to the mountain biking at Northstar since it is so close to Village Walk but the downhill trails at Northstar really are the best in the area!
As the only lift-served mountain bike park, you are able to ride the chairlift up the mountain right from the Village at Northstar with your bike and rip down trails of various technical levels. If you want to really improve your skills, you can take lessons with the Specialized Academy.
Other famous, nearby options for excellent mountain biking are the Tahoe Rim Trail and the Flume Trail, offering incredible lake views and perfect biking terrain.
Another great summer activity in Tahoe is to play golf. There are some pretty incredible courses around the basin including Northstar’s golf course, Old Greenwood and Gray’s Crossing. Old Greenwood is an 18-hole Jack Nicklaus course that has been named the “The Best Golf Course in North Lake Tahoe” by the Sierra Sun for six years in a row. Gray’s Crossing is a Peter Jacobson-designed golf course near Prosser Dam in Truckee, and Northstar’s golf course is nestled right in the Northstar valley.
Village Walk Skyline is surrounded by the best golf courses in Tahoe!
Early-commitment Village Walk Skyline homeowners are able to enjoy summer access to The Pavilion at Old Greenwood with a complimentary Tahoe Mountain Club membership. That means that after a challenging game of golf at one of these great courses, you can meet your family at the pool!
Other fun things to do during the summer in Tahoe include rafting down the Truckee River, relaxing at the sandy beach in Sand Harbor, parasailing at Kings Beach, and taking a boat ride to Fannette Island in Emerald Bay while visiting the Vikingsholm Castle.
Village Walk Skyline | Summer in Tahoe
We love all seasons in Tahoe. Fall brings the golden aspens, winter brings epic skiing, spring brings waterfalls, and summer brings warm weather and time in the cool waters of Lake Tahoe. Village Walk Skyline homes will be in the heart of everything there is to love about Tahoe. Steps away from the Village at Northstar means steps away from Northstar recreation and a short drive from all the fun things to do in the Tahoe basin!
Reserve one of the few remaining residences here and make this incredible place your home today!
The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a challenging start to the summer in Tahoe but this small community has come together and stayed strong. As things begin to open safely, everyone is taking the recommended precautions, including Northstar and Vail Resorts.
As of July 15, Northstar’s golf course will open. Visitors in the Village at Northstar are asked to wear face coverings and lodging reservations will open beginning June 19. Read Northstar’s Commitment to Safety regarding guidelines and sanitation protocols. The Northstar Bike Park is currently closed but plans to open more summer activities will be announced in early July.