Newcastle – Gem of the Foothills, one of California’s most compelling Gold Rush towns. Founded as an important stop on the original transcontinental railroad, Newcastle became a center of the nation’s fruit industry. The small town of Newcastle located in the foothills boasts of beautiful rolling hills, orchards, streams and horse properties.
Although Newcastle is located in the heart of the Gold Country, it is known for the vast amounts of fruit produced. Mandarins are the 20th century crop. You will see many Mandarins Farm signs along the road on this ride.