Casa Grande & New Almaden Quicksilver Mining Museum are having its annual open house. This is a great opportunity to experience this National Historic Landmark.
The 35th Annual / 2011 Almaden Valley Art & Wine Festival features something for everyone, so bring your family and friends.
The festival features a wide variety artwork and hand-crafted items from local artists, wine and beer tasting, food booths, live music and entertainment, and children’s play area. Check out the festival booth map.
If your family loves spending time together doing outdoor activities, then you’re going to love this one.
Following is the Summer 2011 Calendar of Outdoor Activities for Almaden Quicksilver County Park and Calero County Park. Both parks are conveniently located here in beautiful Almaden Valley.
The events include everything from history hikes, wildlife hikes, geocaching, moonlight paddles, bat sightings, and mining adventures.
Take a walk back in time on this 2.5-mile strenuous but leisurely paced trek up the Deep Gulch Trail.
Stop along the way at areas of historical interest, and discover how this route was used back when the mining operation was active.
Almaden Quicksilver County Park encompasses 4,152 acres and is the site of over 135 years of mining history and former home to more than 1,800 miners and their families.
Remnants of the mining era also offer an exciting look into the mining operations of the latter part of the 19th century.
As an added bonus, during the early Spring the park offers one of the most spectacular wildflower displays in the region.
Meet at the Hacienda entrance of Almaden Quicksilver County Park on Saturday, April 23, 2011 from 10:00am – 12:00pm.
Reservations are required. Call the park office at 408-268-3883. Wear sturdy hiking shoes, sun protection, snacks, and water.
New Almaden Quicksilver County Park Association is holding its annual Wildflower Scavenger Hunt.
Join Docent Kitty Monahan and Friends of New Almaden Quicksilver County Park Association as they take you on a wildflower scavenger hunt in beautiful Quicksilver Park.
This outdoor hunt for flowery delights will take you through various stations at Jacque Ridge along Wood Road Trail in Almaden Quicksilver Park.
The meeting location is at the Wood Road Trail parking lot. The event is Saturday, April 9, 2011 from 10am to 12pm.
Help the expert County Parks Trail Crew with new trail construction, tread work, and brushing.
Work along some of the most beautiful and pristine trails in Santa Clara Valley while learning the art and science of professional trail work. No special skills are required but the work may be moderately strenuous.
This volunteer work day will focus on brushing trails near the Mockingbird entrance of the Almaden Quicksilver Park. Tools, work gloves, and snacks will be provided. Please bring your own water bottle, which we can refill for you.
The mission of the Santa Clara County Parks and Recreation Department is to provide, protect, and preserve regional park lands for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of current and future generations.
This event is at the Mockingbird entrance of Almaden Quicksilver County Park on Saturday, February 12, 2011, from 9:15am to 11:30am. RSVP online.
View the Almaden Quicksilver Historic Trail Guide.
Bring the whole family for a day of fun at Pioneer Day in New Almaden. Enjoy food, games, history, and speeches from officials.
The event will also celebrate the grand re-opening of the newly renovated Casa Granda, an historical landmark built in 1854, and now home to the New Almaden Quicksilver Mining Museum. The event is free. Lunch and gifts will be available for purchase.
Pioneer Day will be at the Casa Grande in New Almaden on Saturday, November 13, 2010, from 11am to 3pm. The event is being held by the New Almaden Quicksilver County Park Association.
Updated December 29, 2010: Photos of Casa Grande Reopening on November 13, 2010.