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Where wild and scenic rivers and high alpine peaks meet small town charm.

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Choose your own adventure.

From swimming holes along the South Fork of the Yuba River to high alpine adventures on Donner Summit, Nevada County is a great place to choose your own adventure.

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Orange you excited for October? From leaf-peeping to spook-tacular camping retreats check out our latest article highlighting all the fun things happening over the next month in Nevada County.

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Swingin' into the weekend like.... #FridayFunDay

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Along with the scenery, historic Gold Rush towns, and outdoor adventures there's A LOT of history to take in. Have you visited the original Transcontinental Railroad tunnels that were dug through Donner Pass?

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Ah Coffee... what better way to start the day off. We love ALL of our artisanal coffee house but have you "bean" to Java DREAM Coffee Roasters in Penn Valley? ⠀

To learn more about this hidden gem and all the others in our area be sure to click on our profile and head to our Trip Ideas section.⠀

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Thursday was the autumnal equinox which has us dreaming about the bounty of fall foliage. So, how do you best enjoy what might arguably be the most beautiful season in Nevada County? Click on our profile link to get some ideas & more! #FridayFun

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They say a picture is worth a 1,000 words so here's a thousand word glimpse into our culinary scene that will make your mouth water.

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If you start the day with "But first, coffee" we have you covered in Nevada County. From crafty concoctions to classic high quality drip our shops are worth the pit stop & more. Like this one from @fableCoffee ...

How's this for elbow room? Quench your thirst and belly up to supposedly the longest bar West of the Mississippi at the Golden Gate Saloon located inside the @holbrookeHotel

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Just as unusual as its name the town of Rough and Ready has a unique history. In April 1850, Rough and Ready it became the ONLY mining town to officially secede from the Union. The goal was to avoid both a tax on mines and prohibiting alcohol.

And yet 3 months later while making preparations to celebrate the July 4th Independence Day of the US, the miners realized they could not participate in the party because Rough and Ready was no longer officially a part of the U.S. Residents quickly voted to rejoin the Union and the party was on once again. #WisdomWednesday

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Our thoughts and prayers go out to the hardworking firefighters that are fighting the Mosquito Fire. Here's to clear skies and happy trails. #MondayMotivation

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Make #FridayFun and grab yourself a donut. You deserve it. And the best part the ones pictured are Vegan AND Gluten-Free so it's guilt-free too - picture taken at @communalcafenc

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On August 26th, 1856 hotelmen Pearson and Haley opened their new hotel, named the National Exchange – “Handsomely fitted up to … accommodate permanent and transient border in style unsurpassed in the state." ⠀

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Mark your calendars. Rummage through your closet and find that Renaissance outfit. On Saturday September 10th KVMR's Celtic Festival returns. From music you'd hear at traditional pubs in Celtic nations to Arts & Crafts for the kiddos it will be a fun day of song & revelry.

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Don't just binge on a day trip savor your time in Nevada County and stay awhile in one of our amazing lodging partners' abodes such as the iconic and famous Holbrooke Hotel in Grass Valley California. #FridayFun

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What goes well with chocolate? Wine. What goes well with more chocolate? More wine. Explore Nevada County's Sierra Vintners Trail where our local wineries produce over 40 different varietals.

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Grab your mountain bike and fall in love with Nevada County all over again. From tacky flow trails to techy granite there's a trail with your name on it. #MotivationMonday

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And... we're back baby!!! If you haven't heard after two years the Nevada City Film Festival makes its return today and runs through Sunday August 28th. Get ready for some awesome films and great times.

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"Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt."
— John Muir

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When's the last time you visited a working farm, picked your own berries, or ate a sun-ripened organic tomato harvested the same day? You can do just that & more in Nevada County. To learn more click on our profile link and get the scoop.

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A great example of support from the community is our biking homepage. With a TON of help from @b_o_n_c & @truckeeTrails our page will guide pedalers of all varieties to the best resource for their biking adventure. Click on our profile URL and check out all the new resources available to you.

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Stay while you play

Enjoy mountain modern hotels, vintage-inspired bed and breakfasts, scenic campsites, and everything in between.

There’s so much to do in Nevada County, you should consider spending a few nights to soak it all in. Whether your preferred accommodations are quaint bed and breakfasts, historic lodges, or chic mountain modern escapes, Nevada County has something for everyone. While traditional hotels and lodges are plentiful in Nevada County, you will also find many VRBO, AirBnb, and vacation rental homes for short or longer term stays.