Local things to do
Lassen County and the surrounding area is an outdoor paradise. Some of the best fishing in the Eastern Sierra can be had at Eagle Lake, home of the world famous Eagle Lake Trout. Other great fishing spots are Lake Almanor, the Pitt River, Antelope Lake and Hat Creek with its famous native trout barbless hook section. There are many other streams and lakes for fine fishing in and around the Lassen County area.
Lassen Volcanic National Park is the home of Mount Lassen, a volcano that still blows steam daily. You can hike to the top of Mount Lassen and there are numerous other hiking trails all over Lassen National Park and the Lassen National Forest.
Lassen County is also the home of the Biz Johnson Trail, a BLM trail on the former railroad line from Westwood to Susanville. The trail can be hiked, biked, run or traversed on horse back. During the second weekend in October, the annual Biz Johnson Marathon is held, which is a Boston qualifier.
Local activities include the Lassen County Rodeo, the Main Street Cruise, the Fall Crafter’s Festival, the Lassen County Fair, the AirFair, the Hot Air Balloon Races, the Biz Johnson Marathon, the Rails-to-Trails festival, Safe and Sane Halloween and Magical Country Christmas. Check with your hosts at the Roseberry House or with the Lassen County Chamber of Commerce for the times and dates of the activities that interest you.
Westwood, just 18 miles west of Susanville on Highway 36, has a rich logging history and every spring the Paul Bunyan Festival celebrates the talents of the local lumberjacks and is followed by a Blues Festival.
Susanville also boasts it own Symphony Orchestra which performs five programs per year. Each program has at least three performances, and is a must attend for those enjoying classical music. Susanville residents also put on a two weekend performance of The Best of Broadway, where all local talent are highlighted for their singing and dancing ability.
Whether its wildlife viewing, mountain hiking, fishing, running a marathon, attending the symphony, or just sipping your favorite wine on the upstairs balcony, the Roseberry House is the place to stay.
In the spring, summer and fall, you can rent horses from Wispering Pines Stables and trail ride, or rent bicycles from Bicycle Bananas and bike the Biz or ride the trails through Susanville Ranch Park.
In the winter you can cross country ski on hundreds of miles of trails, or go downhill at local Copper Vail. You can also rent snowmobiles, or just hike around and enjoy the peaceful quiet of winter in the mountains.
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