You know you’ve hit pay dirt when you arrive at Angels Camp. Home to everything from the popular Calaveras County Fair & Jumping Frog Jubilee to museums, rodeos, wineries and more, this is the heart of the Sierra Nevada gold rush country. And, as the residents here know, gold comes in many forms. The area is rich for exploration. Kick up your heels in the Sierra Nevada foothills—covered in wildflowers or colorful leaves depending on the season—or pan for gold in the old mining towns.