Sept. 1 to 7, 2016 | Plenty of summer fun left

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Lauren Bobowski paddles the cool, calm, glassy blue of Lake Tahoe’s East Shore. Photography by Ryan Salm | RyanSalmPhotography.com @ryansalmphotography

September and October are two of the best months in Tahoe. There are many great fall events to enjoy. And, there are still at least two months of hiking and mountain biking fun before the snow comes to stay.

Labor Day traditionally used to mark the end of summer fun in Tahoe, but those days of visitors and locals bemoaning “nothing to do in September and October in Tahoe” are a ridiculous and incorrect statement. September and October are two of the best months in Tahoe.

The roads and the lake are less crowded with traffic and the fall colors that arrive in mid to late September will only enhance the beauty of the Tahoe Sierra. There are many great fall events to enjoy. And, there are still at least two months of hiking and mountain biking fun before the snow comes to stay (and now you can just trade in your mountain bike for a snow bike and ride year round).

Our writers in this edition only touch on the surface of fall fun from geocaching, which writer Kayla Anderson admits has become her new addiction after trying it for the first time for her story “Tahoe treasure hunt,” to Tim Hauserman sharing some of his new favorite mountain biking rides in South Lake Tahoe for “Goldilocks of mountain biking.”

Paddle sports are another fall favorite and Tim looks at the pros and cons of each – standup paddleboarding, kayaking and canoeing – in this issue. His conclusion for the best? Read the story inside.

And, if you’re wondering about those great fall events I mentioned, here’s just a few – Autumn Food & Wine, Trails & Vistas, Sample the Sierra, Art & Soul, a plethora of Oktoberfest celebrations, Spartan Race, Boulder Bash, Tahoe Vista Paddlefest, Trestle Tours, Farm Truckee Food Fair, Historical Haunted Tour, Alpine Aspen Festival, Hops with Pops and the list goes on. Visit TheTahoeWeekly.com for details on these events and more.