"Although John Sutter’s sawmill was about forty miles away, Sutter Creek is in the heart of the California Gold Country. Sutter made camp here, trying to avoid the gold rush crowds, but miners soon spilled in and made the town. Mining boomed and then faded…making way for today’s contagion: wine fever. In and around Sutter Creek you can mosey along sidewalks shaded by filigreed balconies." (New York Times 36 Hours: 150 weekends in the US and Canada). Sutter Creek is 100% walkable. A simple stroll down Main Street leads you to quaint bed and breakfast inns, wine tasting, locally-owned boutiques and galleries, antique stores, Victorian residential neighborhoods and tiny beautiful churches.