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Featured Events

Jul
22
2014

Carmel Bach Festival

Jul. 19-Aug. 2
The Carmel Bach Festival has a 75-year history of artistic excellence and community…more
Jul
23
2014

Feast of Lanterns

Jul. 23-Jul. 27
For over one hundred years the citizens of Pacific Grove have celebrated its…more
Jul
27
2014

Moss Landing Antique Fair

Jul. 27
Moss Landing becomes the antique capital of the world the last Sunday of July.…more
Aug
2
2014

Salinas Valley Half Marathon

Aug. 2
The Salinas Valley Half Marathon begins at the historic Soledad Mission, established…more
Aug
11
2014

Monterey Auto Week

Aug. 11-Aug. 17
Classic automobiles take over the Monterey Peninsula during Monterey Auto Week and…more
Aug
12
2014

Concours On The Avenue

Aug. 12
Sixth Annual Carmel-By-The-Sea Concours On The Avenue......Carmel's world famous…more
Aug
14
2014

Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion

Aug. 14-Aug. 17
The Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion is a cornerstone of Monterey…more
Aug
15
2014

Pacific Grove Concours Auto Rally

Aug. 15
The colorful 20th Annual Pacific Grove Concourse Auto Rally will be held on Friday,…more
Aug
16
2014

Concorso Italiano

Aug. 16
A celebration of Italian style, featuring the most spectacular display of Italian…more
Aug
17
2014

Concours d'Elegance

Aug. 17
This spectacular event exhibits some of the most unique pre-war and post-war cars,…more
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Activities

Carmel Valley Wine Discovery

Stonepine Estate
Carmel Valley Wine Discovery 2 Nights in One of Stonepine’s Houses or Cottage…

Equestrian Encounter

Stonepine Estate
Equestrian Encounter 2 Nights in One of Stonepine’s Houses or Cottage…
Jun 4, 2014
- Jul 31, 2014

Chauffeured Wine Tour Package

Old Monterey Inn
Explore award winning Carmel Valley wineries with our Chauffeured Wine Tour Package!…

Equestrian Encounter

Stonepine Estate
Equestrian Encounter 2 Nights in One of Stonepine’s Houses or Cottage…

FREE APPETIZER or 1 HR of POOL

Blue Fin Cafe & Billiards
Choose a FREE APP or 1Hr of Pool with any $20 purchase on selected items *Mention…

Estate Experience

Stonepine Estate
Estate Experience 2 Nights in One of Stonepine’s Houses or Cottage Accommodations …

Carmel Valley Wine Discovery

Stonepine Estate
Carmel Valley Wine Discovery 2 Nights in One of Stonepine’s Houses or Cottage…

Equestrian Encounter

Stonepine Estate
Equestrian Encounter 2 Nights in One of Stonepine’s Houses or Cottage…

Estate Experience

Stonepine Estate
Estate Experience 2 Nights in One of Stonepine’s Houses or Cottage Accommodations …

Estate Experience

Stonepine Estate
Estate Experience 2 Nights in One of Stonepine’s Houses or Cottage Accommodations …

Carmel Valley Wine Discovery

Stonepine Estate
Carmel Valley Wine Discovery 2 Nights in One of Stonepine’s Houses or Cottage…
Apr 16, 2014
- Dec 31, 2014

See Monterey

Carmel Food Tours
Save 10% on each ticket purchased when you use the code MCCVB

Enjoy the Wonders of the Wharf VIP Card

Old Fisherman's Wharf Association
The “Enjoy the Wonders of the Wharf VIP Card and Special Offers Campaign includes a…
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Monterey Bay Sea Otter

Monterey Bay Sea Otter

Fremont Peak State Park

Located on the border of Monterey County and San Benito County, Fremont Peak State Park's 3,169-foot pinnacle provides panoramic views of San Benito Valley, Monterey Bay and the Santa Lucia Mountains. Hikers in the know rave about the vistas at Fremont Peak State Park. Stargazers also love Fremont Peak State Park; its observatory has a 30-inch telescope.

Hiking

You can't see all of California from the top of Fremont Peak State Park, but it may feel like it! On clear days, the view from the apex of Fremont Peak stretches into at least four counties. Reaching the peak at Fremont Peak State Park is a relatively easy one mile hike from the last parking lot. Stand with one foot on either side of the peak, and you'll be in two counties at once; the pinnacle marks the border between Monterey County and San Benito County. The California State Parks website has a detailed description of this hike, as well as an online trail map.

Camping

Fremont Peak State Park has primitive tent camping facilities, and a handful of RV spots. There is also one group camping area that is some distance from the general camping area. Fremont Peak State Park has pit toilets, but no showers. Book your camp site online before visiting Fremont Peak State Park.

Stargazing

From April until October, Fremont Peak Observatory, located at Fremont Peak State Park, holds public educational viewings. These events are held on Saturdays when there is not a full moon. With its limited light pollution, Fremont Peak State Park is an ideal location from which to view the stars.

History

Fremont Peak State Park is named after John C. Fremont, former military governor of California. Fremont raised the American flag at Fremont Peak in 1846, the first time the flag was raised in California. Fremont Peak State Park holds a monument to John C. Fremont, as well as the Fremont Memorial, located at the apex of Fremont Peak.

Map and Directions

To reach Fremont Peak State Park, take Highway 101 to Highway 156 East. Follow to San Juan Canyon Road (there will be a sign for Fremont Peak State Park). Follow San Juan Canyon Road for 11 miles; at the end is Fremont Peak State Park.


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