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Things to do in Yosemite National Park

No matter if you are visiting this Californian destination in spring, autumn, summer or winter, there are countless options of what to do in Yosemite National Park. Visiting the 21 waterfalls, among which six of them are considered the most stunning North American cascades. For the biking and cycling lovers, there are many routes for you to enjoy while admiring the stunning landscapes. Among the things to do in Yosemite National Park are also more rugged activities like hiking and rock climbing. For water activities consider fishing, boating kayaking and water skiing in the Lake McClure, Lake McSwain or Bass Lake. If you enjoy golfing, there are golf courses for the beginners and seasonal players. Horseback riding is another possibility, whether you want a two-hour ride or a full day guided ride. For winter activities the options are wide, from skiing at Badger Pass, snowshoeing and ice-skating to cross country skiing. You can also opt by walking around the park and discover the amazing nature, plants and wildlife that it has to offer you.

Yosemite is home to hundred of species of animals. Take note: Most are non-threatening, but people should be wary of black bears, mule deer and mountain lions. Never feed wild animals, no matter how tame they might look. Keep your picnic food close and compact, and always dispose of trash appropriately (there are garbage and recycling receptacles at most every picnic site in the park).

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