If you like to be active, Modesto will let you keep busy. With several reservoirs and lakes in the area you can sail, jet-ski, sun bath or rage on a wave runner. There are two private clubs with tournament tennis and over 20 public courts. Run or Cycle…wow you’ve got options that take on trails, country roads, metric centuries and more. There’s a Marathon and cycling event. Golf includes one of Northern California’s premier private courses and great public golf.
And if you like life on the water you’ve got options. Sure, you can bass fish in the lakes and you can fly fish on the rivers. You can kayak or raft down the Tuolomne with the spring runoff or just hike the countryside and plan a great picnic. And, get this, you can watch the salmon spawn from the areas bridges every November…and that’s not something you will see in many places.