“Murphys”, one of the most popular places in Calaveras County, is quickly turning into a famous hub for wine fans, with a rapidly growing wine industry. The region presently boasts of several boutique wineries, all of which welcome tourists for an enriching wine tasting experience. Winter sports fans will love the world-class downhill and cross-country skiing at Bear Valley. Stanislaus National Forest is a popular spot for hiking, backpacking, mountain biking, horseback riding, rappelling, whitewater rafting and angling. Nearby is Calaveras Big Tree State Park, where two glorious forests of mammoth sequoia are the highlights.