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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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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.

For more info click on our profile link and head over to our events section.

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Have you ever wanted to try Standup Paddleboarding? Well, according to Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) magazine, Nevada County`s Scotts Flat Lake ranks among California`s top 10 paddleboarding spots.

For more about this lake and activities surrounding it click on our profile like and head over to the trip ideas section.

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Despite its small size, the little town of Washington is a must for history buffs, outdoor lovers, and anyone seeking a taste of the untamed beauty along the South Yuba River. Have you been?

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This weekend is your last call to take in the beauty of the thousands of tulips at Crystal Hermitage Gardens. The gardens are open until this Sunday May 5th.

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✨Calling all night sky enthusiasts! 🌌 Join us for the Dark Skies Photo Contest, brought to you by Nevada County, Nevada City, Grass Valley, and the Nevada County Arts Council.
📸 Capture the magic of the stars and help us protect our dark skies from light pollution! 🌠 Learn more at: @nevadaCountyArts

Here`s what you need to know:
⭐Free entry for everyone!
⭐Categories: Pros, Amateurs/Emerging Artists, Youth (under 18)
⭐Get ready for a FREE dark skies photography experience in May or June with tips from local experts!
⭐Win big with your photos displayed online, in offices, and get cool prizes from local businesses!
⭐Submit your starry creations between April 22 and June 17 at www.nevadacountyarts.com/darkskies.
Let`s light up the night sky together! 🌟✨

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There are surprises in Downtown GV on a regular basis. For example these umbrellas that celebrated Spring arriving. Don`t miss out! 🎉🎊

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What began as a logging town into a crucial segment of the Transcontinental Railroad has transformed into the ultimate gateway to the High Sierra. The air is clear, the sky is blue, and most of all a plethora of outdoor activities await.

What do you love about Truckee?

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In every nook and cranny there`s history to take in around Nevada County. A good example of this is the Stone House.

Originally built in 1850 as a brewery, the building unfortunately fell victim to fire in 1856. However, it was immediately reconstructed by Chinese immigrants, who painstakingly quarried granite blocks stone by stone. Amidst the stunning architecture, you’ll discover creatively crafted meals sourced from local farms, vineyards, and producers, adding a delicious touch to the historical ambiance.

To learn more about it and other foodie destinations in Nevada County click on our profile link and head over to our Trip Ideas section.

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Missed the winter`s might up in the Sierra? There`s still plenty of time left to enjoy Winter`s after party - spring!

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The Center for the Arts has joined forces with One Foot Productions, to reimagine the WorldFest experience as a celebration of music’s power to connect and unite us all through the creative fusion of global sounds.

Early bird tickets are now on sale via https://worldfest.net

Photo by: @kialJames

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Truckee is a place rich in history with a quaint downtown filled with charming shops and superb restaurants but did you know that you can actually TASTE history? The beer pictured is the Boca Lager a brew that was crafted in Truckee more than 150 years ago. The Good Wolf Brewing Company has brought it back so that you now can enjoy it as well.

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Snow may still be on the ground in the high country around Truckee but MTBers are leaping for joy to get their tires on all those trails hibernating. Who`s ready?

To learn more on how you can help visit @TruckeeDirtUnion

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Are you as excited as us to take in the falls? If so, one of our favorites for early season is Shingle Falls.

Photo taken: Feb 25th

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Have you ever heard of gravel grinding? It`s essentially what cycling was more than a century ago. You can expect a heaping plateful of rough gravel roads, a dash of singletrack, and even a whiff of smooth pavement but most of all adventure!

And the low elevations such as the Spenceville Wildlife Area are now in full "bloom" to enjoy this sport in all its glory. To learn more about this sport click on our profile link and head over to our trip ideas section.

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Old man winter gave us one last hurrah this weekend. Did you make it out to enjoy the fresh snow?

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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.