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5 Reasons to Get Out of Your Car in Carson Valley in November

Drive to it, not through it!

Just because the cooler weather has settled in, doesn’t mean the great outdoors are off limits in this spectacular pocket of Nevada. Read on for the top five reasons to make Carson Valley your November destination.

River fish

  1. Fish where the fish are – the Carson River. Catch and release fly fishing experts Don and Liz Weirauch, owners of The Angler’s Edge in Gardnerville, gave us the skinny on where to spend some time in the great outdoors, and maybe even catch some fish. You’ll want to ‘catch’ up with the fly tying queen herself. Pro tip: ask Liz about her legendary fish catching ‘Nevada Hooker’. Check out this blog post for more information on the best locations in and around Carson Valley to drop a line. We happen to know the fish were biting recently near the Ruhenstroth Dam just south of town.SoaringNV glider rides
  2. Soar and see – the Sierra Nevada like you never have with the Minden Voyage Itinerary. Kick off your day of #NVAdventure with a meal at Cowboy Cafe. Pro tip: keep it light in the morning, just in case you get a case of the jitters before stepping into your next adventure. Glider soaring with SoaringNV is one of the most exhilarating, safe, and economical forms of aviation. The outstanding soaring conditions and stunning scenery surrounding the Minden-Tahoe Airport makes it the best place in the country to take a ride or learn to fly. Take it from us, there is no better view in the whole state than gliding with the eagles above the Sierra Nevada, with Lake Tahoe on one side and Carson Valley on the other. The spectacular pilots will point out geographic locations all while you’re on the ride of your life. Stop into the Town of Minden office or the visitors center in Gardnerville to pick up your main street Minden walking map. Enjoy a burger and a pint at Minden Meat and Deli, then head over to explore the Dangberg Home Ranch. Pro tip: be sure to schedule your tour of the Dangberg Home Ranch ahead of time, group size is limited and they can fill up.
  3. Toe-tapping and shimmying –  On Friday, November 15th, at 7PM the Carson Valley Arts Council presents Hot Buttered Rum in concert as part of its 2019-2020 Concert Series. String bass and five-alarm fiddle merge with guitar, banjo, mandolin and drums to frame the gifted musicians who weave their love of bluegrass, folk, jazz and soul into a riveting strain of Americana. Pro tip: The intimate downtown Minden venue will make you feel like you’re in the front row no matter where your seat is, but be sure to arrive early. Click Here To Purchase Tickets.2019 Turkey Trot Thanksgiving day race
  4. Run and fun – with the 3rd Annual Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot. Get moving this Thanksgiving and help two spectacular local causes (Douglas Animal Welfare Group & Carson Valley Community Food Closet) at this year’s community 5K Fun Run/Walk! Dogs on leashes are welcome! Kick off your turkey day with snacks, coffee, swag, a photo booth, prizes, and fun.New this year is the Kids Turkey Dash! Kids 12 and under will have the opportunity to participate. Registration is $15 per child. Starting at 8:00 am, registrants will warm up for the race with Spiderman and run one lap around Minden Park. All participants will receive a trophy. Pro Tip: Register early for the best pricing. August 1st – November 12th $25, November 13th – 25th $35, day-of registration November 28th $40. Register online at
  5. Tastes and gifts – with a stop into Battle Born Wine and Whiskey to pick up a dram or two for yourself, or ask Troy to help you pick the perfect holiday gift for the host with the most. Whether you’re looking for a wine to pair with something exotic like turkey and gravy, or whiskey fit for the biggest snob (meant in the best possible way of course) you won’t leave disappointed. Pro tip: sign up for a snobs class or join in on a Friday night tasting.

Let your #NVAdventure begin in Carson Valley. You’ll find great food, good fun, and new friends when you venture off the beaten path. Share your journey with us by tagging your posts with #WhyCV.


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