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Summer fun in Mammoth Lakes

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Mammoth Lakes, California, is a family playground all year round, and while most Australians go in winter to ski and snowboard on Mammoth Mountain, it is just as much fun in summer.

There really is a mammoth amount of choice when it comes to things to do and most of the big attractions are outdoors. If your family loves to fish, hike, kayak, ride a bike, sit in a natural hot spring or visit Yosemite National Park, you will be in heaven here, with the fresh air and the stunning Eastern Sierra mountain scenery just magic.

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One of the highlights of a summer visit to Mammoth Lakes is Bodie State Park, a National Historic Site. The kids might think that anything historic is boring, but watch their eyes light up when you tell them it’s a real, dead, ghost town!

Once a town of 10,000, it looks much like it did 100 years ago but with no people … except for tourists and the odd ghost. There is a museum and you can join a tour around the camp – if you dare.

Mammoth Lakes Ghost Town

Mammoth Lakes, California features in Out & About with Kids 50 Great Holidays.


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