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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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One of the most popular events for locals and visitors alike with family in town - "Holidays at the Park" returns this Saturday December 2nd! For more information about it click on our profile link and venture over to our Community Events Calendar. ...

Cornish Christmas in Grass Valley? Victorian Christmas in Nevada City? Skiing up in the high country? .... But first and the most important thing ... Coffee.

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Starting this Friday November 25th is the annual Cornish Christmas Festival and running every Friday through December 23rd enjoy the sights and sounds of an old fashioned Christmas. You`ll see carolers caroling. Jugglers Juggling. Santa Claus himself and so much more.

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The Grass Valley Cornish Choir performing on the last night of the Cornish Christmas street fair in 2019.

Wishing a Fun & Safe Thanksgiving to All... ...

Alas fall is in its sunset and winter will soon be here. We see adieu to the yellows, oranges and fiery reds and will soon be saying hidee ho to the ivory white of freshly fallen snow.

Photo taken: 11.11.2023

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The holiday season is in full effect and Mill St in downtown Grass Valley is wearing its holiday best to celebrate.

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If you love the Bear Yuba Land Trust`s trails join them for their annual Conservation Awards & Gratitude Breakfast on Saturday, November 18. You`ll enjoy a spread of sweet and savory delights from the chefs at Purdon Studios and the serene stylings of harpist Lisa Stine and friends, when they pay tribute to the year’s distinguished Conservation Heroes who have led the way in preserving open spaces and enriching our community’s connection with the land.

Date: Saturday, November 18, 2023
Time: 9:30pm – 11:30am
Place: Gold Miners Inn, 121 Bank St, Grass Valley, CA 95945

Tickets: $40/$35 member (for member discount, use promotional code MEMBER at checkout). In honor of Nisenan Heritage Month we are donating $1 of each ticket purchase to the Nisenan Ancestral Homelands Reciprocity Program.

Tickets & More Info on their website: https://bylt.org


This Friday downtown Truckee kicks off the season big with the Downtown Holiday Festival & Bud Fish Tree Lighting from 4:15pm - 6 pm. Watch as Truckee transforms into a winter wonderland under twinkling lights.

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“In every walk with Nature one receives far more than he seeks.” - John Muir. We sure feel that we take a stroll through our forests, wood and meadows.


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Grass Valley is a town brimming with untold stories and hidden historical gems. One of those is located behind a modest door in the shared parking lot of St. Patrick’s Church and Mount Saint Mary’s Academy - The Grass Valley Museum. Containing artifacts generously donated by the nuns of St. Mary’s who helped educate and care for children and orphans in the often perilous Gold Rush Settlement.

To learn more about this museum & others click on our profile link and head over to our Trip Ideas section.

Photo by: @goldCountryPhotos

Time is running out if you want to catch the fall foliage in the upper reaches of Nevada County. For a full dive in all the best spots to catch a shot including this one click on our profile link and head over to the Trip Ideas section for our article: Top 5 Hiking & Fall Photoshoot Locations In Nevada County.

Picture taken: 11.3.2023

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Is there such a thing as too much fall color? We think you not. Explore all the best places to take them and get that photography you`ve been wanting by clicking on our profile and heading over to our trip ideas section.

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See the largest Pelton wheel ever constructed in action. Witness stamp mills, dredges and more at Nevada County`s Northstar Mining Museum. For more about this museum and others in the region click on our profile link and head over to the Trip Ideas section for our latest article about our museums.

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Along with fall foliage don`t forget that autumn is also harvest season. There`s still time to sample Nevada County`s bounty at our Farmers Markets featuring fresh veggies, mouthwatering fruits, bright flowers and so much more!

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We hope you have a boo-tiful weekend filled with lots of candy, chocolate and your favorite libation.

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Looking for the "shot" for fall foliage? Check out @northern_california_scenic article on our site by clicking on our profile link and heading over to trip idea.

Kial goes over some of his favorite spots for fall colors and even tips on making sure your photo comes out as beautiful as it looks.

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Nevada County`s state parks are filled with must see attractions including the ghost town of North Bloomfield in the Malakoff Diggins SHP. Pictured here is the McKillican and Mobley General Store that you can see in North Bloomfield.

As was the case from the 1880s through 1941 nearly all the wares for sale would be present in this way.

Have you visited Malakoff Diggins SHP?

Regram @MalakoffDigginsSHP - Photo by: Interpretive SPA, Nicole Spaulding

This weekend is your last chance to experience the annual Fall Colors Open Studio where you can visit 70+ artists in over 47 studios and get a close look at how art such as this painting from Eileen Blodgett at Studio 51.

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Fall`s display has begun in the foothills of the Sierra. For where to take in the colors click on our profile link and head over to the Trip Ideas tab.

Regram: @nevadaCityChamber - Photo by: suuzzles - picture take 10.10.23

Hello gourd-geous - it`s harvest season! Be sure to set aside a bit more time and pick up some fresh product that`s been locally grown IN Nevada County like these mushrooms from @mushbarn

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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.