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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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A journey is its own reward, especially in Nevada County, where numerous scenic byways await. One such route is State Route 49, stretching between the 49er Crossing and Empire Mine State Historic Park. Here, you can immerse yourself in the untamed beauty of the South Yuba River.

Click on our profile link and head over to our trips section to learn more about it and other road trip ideas.

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If you need to cool off, take in some falls and enjoy blooming wildflowers Truckee is definitely worth the journey this summer. Can you name these falls?

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Idea #1 for family fun activities in Nevada county this summer: Camping

From primitive camp sites deep in Tahoe National Forest to glamping at Inn Town Campground Nevada county has it all. To learn more on what`s available and other fun family getaway ideas click on our profile link and venture over to our Trip Ideas section.

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Sure you can get your friend or family member a t-shirt but why not bring them back something that they`ll really like... a "taste" of Nevada County literally. Throughout the year there are a host of Farmers Markets going including the Grass Valley Farmers Marker that happens every Saturday and Tuesday morning in the Pine Creek Shopping Center.

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Although the heat is on the South Yuba River is continuing to run fast and cold from snowmelt making it incredibly dangerous. Don’t be a statistic if you`re looking to cool off instead hit up one of our alpine lakes or pools like this one in Grass Valley which is open to the public 7 days / week.

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To say Truckee is magical this time of year is an understatement. Wildflower season is here and the colors are spectacular!

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While the Yuba is roaring ferociously making it a dangerous recipe for those seeking to cool off already be extra cognizant that starting this Tuesday 6/11 thru 6/13 the South Yuba River may see an ADDITIONAL increase of flows fluctuating as much as 550 CFS which means up to 1950 CFS due to PG&E`s Drum Hydro Dept testing the Spaulding Dam 20 ft radial gates.

Instead, consider visiting one of our pools or alpine lakes to cool off instead. Click on our profile link and visit our trip ideas section for some ideas.

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Take a dip into the crystal clear waters of Donner Lake. Learn about the Washoe Tribe, the Donner Party, and builders of the transcontinental railroad in the Donner Memorial Statepark. Enjoy the flavors of summer by visiting the Truckee Ice Creamery.

Adventure awaits you in the upper elevations of Nevada County.

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Don`t be a "humbug" this Saturday ... visit North Bloomfield and check out the 56th annual Humbug Festival featuring lots of fun, the "World`s Shortest Parade" all part of the mining town`s annual “hometown homecoming.” ...

Nevada County through local photographer Kial James - This is his favorite buildings in all of Downtown Grass Valley.

Do you have a favorite building in Grass Valley?

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As part of your journey to Nevada County’s charming Gold Rush towns and attractions like the Yuba, make it a point to explore the hidden side of Nevada County. You`ll find hidden gems like Lily`s Garden. (pictured)

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Love the local trails in Nevada County? Join us and the Bear Yuba Land Trust as part of the month-long Celebration of Trails festivities this June. Register for the Summer Star Hike Challenge and find 19 of the hidden stars along 18 trails to win exciting prizes.

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Remember... the 🎵Tide is High🎵 on the South Yuba River and other bodies of water and may look inviting be aware that the water is cold, fast, and dangerous. River flows are creating dangerous conditions for children, pets, and even experienced river goers.

We encourage you to recreate responsibly this coming season.

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Blooming Dogwoods, tacky dirt and flowy singletrack... what more could a mountain biker want this spring in Nevada County.

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Chocolate lovers are in for a "treat" when they visit Nevada County. Our shops craft small-batch chocolates daily giving you an opportunity to explore what`s possible with this tasty confectionary art.

For more click on our link in our bio and head over to Trip Ideas section.

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While places like Alaska or Norway are usually home to the Northern Lights last week a rare solar storm - the strongest in decades gifted many places with amazing aurora displays including Truckee.

Did you get a chance to see them?

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Boating season is upon us and has us dreaming about all the amazing lakes to explore this summer. Have you visited Englebright Reservoir? A unique aspect to this body of water is that it only offers boat-in camping. For more about it and 6 other lakes click on our profile link and visit our trip ideas section.

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Are you walking on sunshine? Because we are regardless of what the weather says. Nevada City`s Farmer`s Market is back outside on Union Street in Nevada City on Saturdays from 8:30 am - 1 pm.

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For every diamond in Nevada County`s known scenic locales crown there are dozens of hidden precious stones to uncover such as this stretch of the South Yuba before Lake Spaulding in the Tahoe National Forest.

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Have you ever wanted to experience the Antiques Roadshow in real life? Now`s your chance by visiting the Grass Valley Old West Show. Today and tomorrow see museum quality pieces from the Old West Era at one of the finest shows of its kind all happening at the Nevada County Fairgrounds.

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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.