FISH CAMP, CA – If you are looking for family fun and adventure for all ages, and are staying in or around Yosemite, then the Sugar Pine Railroad should be on the top of your to do list.  The entire journey is roughly 4 miles, and you get Sugarpineto travel back in time on a real-life working steam locomotive.  There are evening dinner rides as well as day trips, and your knowledge of the logging industry will increase exponentially.

The business has been run by the same family since just after World War II, when the patriarch had to leave the cheese business and Nazi occupation, then came to America to make a better life for his family.  The Sugar Pine Railroad is located just 10 miles south of the entrance to Yosemite National Park just off Highway 41.  They are usually open from April to October and have a stellar gift store as well as gold panning.  So there is fun to be had by the entire family, and with the Railroad Café on site as well, you can get yourself a meal and relax while looking at the pictures you just took riding the Sugar Pine Railroad on Yosemite Mountain.  (For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit

(Staff Reporter George Christopher Thomas contributed to this article).

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