Have you ever dreamed of visiting an area where life just slows down? Take a look at the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. Whether you are looking for a day trip adventure, boating, hiking, fishing and camping, or you are looking for a great locale to live in, consider the California Delta.
Did you know that the California Delta is a natural and cultural treasure dotted with legacy towns rich in historical lore. About 750,000 acres in size, it includes dozens of islands, levees and agricultural lands including about 1,000 miles of rivers and sloughs, all of which provide important habitat for more than 750 different species of plants, animals and fish including rare and endangered species.
Did you know that the Delta provides drinking water for 25 million Californians and irrigation water for more than 7 million acres of the most productive agricultural land in the nation.
Did you know that the California Delta is the largest estuary on the west coast of the Americas, formed by the confluence of California’s two largest rivers: the Sacramento River flowing south from its headwaters near Mt. Shasta, and the San Joaquin River flowing north from its origins high in the southern Sierra Nevada.
With 52 mammal species, 22 reptile and amphibian species, 54 fish species and 225 bird species, the California Delta is rich with wild life. If you love fishing or boating there are 290 shoreline recreational areas and 300 marinas.
If you are looking for fresh, chemical free organic vegetables, visit the Delta Farmers Market. Located at the intersection of Highways 160 and 12, this open air market not only offers the best of whatever fruit and vegetables are in season, but also olive oil and honey produced in the Delta and surrounding areas. You can also find gift items, baskets and a great selection of local wines.
If your idea of a great dining experience is a water-front view at a great restaurant, check out the Delta Dining establishments. Many have guest docks, so that you can arrive by boat. Better yet, how about a floating restaurant? Check out Moore’s Riverboat Restaurant & Bar.
Not only is the California Delta a great place to visit, it is also a great place to save money. For as little as $25 a year you can join the Discover the Delta Foundation to receive benefits including discounts and rewards at nearly 200 local businesses through their Membership Rewards Card program.
Foundation members can expect to receive special discounts for shopping, entertainment, lodging, restaurants, recreation, wineries and more. For more information, go to – http://discoverthedelta.org/membership.html#levels
If you are interested in more information on properties available on the California Delta, contact Ron Stevenson in the Century 21 M&M Rio Vista office. Ron was raised on the Delta, so he not only loves the area, he knows it well.