Merced offers a hub of activity centered around downtown, where residents enjoying charming boutiques, intimate cafes and coffee houses, cultural centers, and parks. Weekends are made for biking, jogging, and walking along Merced’s endless trails, exploring meandering streams, taking in the views of Lake Yosemite, and recreating at the many athletic fields.

Popular Parks and Activities

  • Applegate Park and Zoo
  • Bear and Black Rascal Creeks and Bike Trails
  • Lake Yosemite
  • Merced Falls
  • Various parks and amenities


Sierra Nevada:

Beautiful Lake Tahoe where California and Nevada meet



  • Ski Lake Tahoe
  • Heavenly
  • Northstar Ski Resort
  • Kirkwood
  • South Shore



Incline Village
Genoa Lakes
Truckee/Coyote Moon



One of the World’s most beautiful places

Area Resources:

Merced Chamber of Commerce
City of Merced
San Joaquin Valley
Merced College
University of California, Merced
Merced City School District
Mercy Medical Center Merced
Golden Valley Health Center, Merced