Mokelumne Hill, CA…If you’re taking Highway 49 south into Calaveras, turn left into historic downtown Mokelumne Hill, a little Gold Rush town so charming that you’ll forgive it for having only two official retail stores.
Petroglyphe Gallery is located in a newly renovated building, built in 1858, and specializes in contemporary Californian art and jewelry. Moke Hill Nuts features nuts, candies and carefully selected gift items. While you’re here, be sure to explore the beautiful historic architecture and old black smith shop before ducking into the much-loved Main Street library which sells its excess books on its covered deck on the honor system.
Stop in at Renegade Winery for the best stocking stuffer of all, a bottle of wine, before heading over to the historic Hotel Léger with its old western saloon for a delicious lunch or dinner. Ask at reception to borrow their ghost hunting kit if you have the courage.