Autumn may just be the best season for visitors to make their way to Nevada County. The crowds have died down and the weather is moderate and sunny with a slight morning chill – creating just the right conditions for refulgent fall colors. Hiking trails are framed with the golden hues of ambers, oak, and elm trees while the historic landscapes of Nevada City and Grass Valley are afire with intense maple reds.
Favorite strolls include meandering through the Victorian neighborhoods stemming from the historical hamlets near and around Pioneer and Memorial Parks. The Truckee River and Martis Valley also come alive with deep oranges, yellows and reds – you can pass through Martis Valley to get to the popular picturesque shack encompassed with aspens on Highway 267.
Located on the South Yuba River in Penn Valley, Bridgeport offers up a dazzling display of colors. In addition to fall bird watching tours, guests can bask in the autumnal colors and learn more about the area’s history at the annual Fall Festival, which takes place the last Sunday of October.
A fall foliage map is here.
A 1-2 hour, self-guided tour is here. (This link was added in October 2015).
A lodging guide is here.