Fall in love with Fall in Nevada County

Nevada County is beautiful year round, but autumn is just breathtaking.  Compared by many to the foliage on the east coast, our towns, highways, and byways boast views around every corner that rival anything you can find in Maine…and it’s all right here!

Take the Nevada City and Grass Valley Fall Colors Tour while enjoying all of the great things our towns have to offer.  You can download fall foliage map here.

One of the stops on the Nevada City Fall Foliage Tour. Photo courtesy of Nevada City Chamber of Commerce

To really get a feel for the beauty of the area while enjoying some of the wonderful art our communities have to offer, The Center for the Arts presents the Fall Colors Open Studios & Art Tours October 20-21 in Nevada County.  55 studios and galleries featuring over 200 artists welcome the public during a free tour. An event that showcases a thriving arts community, two walkable historic downtowns and nearby nature trails in a blaze of fall color draws hundreds of participants each year. Download the Open Studios Tour Guidebook here.

Quintero Brothers abstract art gallery. Photo courtesy of Center for the Arts.

Meander 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.

Enjoy some of the awesome Halloween-themed activities happening throughout the month, including pumpkin patches, concerts, parties, and other events.  Click HERE for the rundown of fun Halloween events for all ages in Nevada County.

Halloween in Nevada County. Photo by Sandy Escobar.

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.

Photo courtesy of South Yuba River State Park

Looking for a place to stay?  A lodging guide is here.