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kelseyvilleThe charming country town of Kelseyville is home to a community of people involved in the area businesses, schools, churches, service groups, and cultural activities. Members of the community take pride in the town’s amenities: historical sites, recreation, lodging, dining, shopping and special events complemented by rural countryside and agricultural lands.

Visitors and residents are drawn to the peace and quiet of Kelseyville. An ambiance of country friendliness is found in the charming shops along Main Street, which is lined with historic, early 20th Century streetlamps. Take time to discover the many wooden quilts that hang on many Main Street buildings. Enjoy a meal at the many eateries, taste Lake County wines and specialized micro brewery beers at their respective tasting rooms and brewery.

The community is host to several special events during the year. In February the Wine & Chocolate event features Lake County wines paired with – you guessed it – chocolate, along with delicious foods and music.  The Kelseyville Olive Festival takes place in April, with olive oil, wine, and beer tastings, a variety of food, music and an olive pit spitting contest! Every June, July, August and September on the 3rd Thursday evening, the Kickin’ in the Country street dances – featuring different bands each month – lure all ages to dance on Main Street.

Chacewater Wine &Olive Mill is holding their Black Label Festival on the last Saturday of July, a free event that features great musicians, local artisan crafts/arts and a new wine release on their Black Label.  The town’s signature annual event, the Kelseyville Pear Festival, takes place on the last Saturday of September. The first Friday evening of December is Christmas in the Country with a lighted parade on Main Street, merchant open houses and tree lighting.

For recreation all year, spend a day on the lake, bike the back roads, explore water trails via kayak or canoe, watch a sailboat regatta or an equestrian competition, go birding or hike the trails at the Clear Lake State Park, or take in the panoramic views from atop iconic Mount Konocti, now Lake County’s newest County Park: the parking lot and main access point for hikers is just a few minutes from Main Street. Located at the foot of Mount Konocti,

Taylor Observatory and Norton Planetarium offers stargazing with a 16-inch computerized reflector telescope, full dome movies, planetarium shows, student astronomy camps, and much more. This telescope is the largest in northern California.

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