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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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You may come for the music... but you`ll stay for the magic. Everyone and every age will enjoy the Celtic Music Festival at the Nevada County fairgrounds this weekend.

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Not up for a hike but still want to take in one of the legendary Nevada County sunsets? Order up a libation at the National Bar Hotel and mosey on up to the Veranda to take in the view of the historic corridor as the sun sets.

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Have you been up to Sugarloaf Mountain for a sunset? With a 360 degree view it`s no wonder it`s on our list of the top 7 spots in the county to take in a sunset. Click on our profile link and head over to the Trip Ideas section to read about the 6 others that are on our list.

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Make it one "hefe" of a day and explore Nevada County`s brew scene.

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Carpe Diem! After a day of adventure enjoy the golden hour at its best by taking in a sunset from the most iconic locations in Nevada County such as Boca Reservoir. For a full list of other locations click on our profile and mosey on over to our trip ideas section.

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Experience one of the oldest and largest Constitution observances in the West, quite possibly in the entire U.S. This weekend is Nevada City`s Constitution Day event where history buffs, students of history and those who enjoy a good party will love this fun event.

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The Donner Summit Road is officially open! Have you been to the Clair Tappaan Lodge? Built by a dedicated group of Sierra Club volunteers in the early 1930s it`s played an important role in introducing people to the outdoors. What`s your favorite memory of this landmark?

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Breath in the beauty of Nevada County and head out on a stroll through our trails.

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Introduce yourself to the least ridden roads in the foothills of the Sierra by joining the Heart of Gold Gravel Race.

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Have you heard the great news? The Bear Yuba Land Trust just announced the permanent protection of Wildflower Ridge Preserve, a 128-acre property located at Rough & Ready Highway and Ridge Road in Grass Valley. To learn more visit the Bear Yuba Land Trust website.

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From classic steam engines that you can ride to engineering marvels like the Donner Summit Tunnels Nevada County is filled with must see sights for those who love the gold age of trains.

Have you been to the Donner Summit Tunnels?

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Celebrate the grape and enjoy the "alpen" scenery at Alpen Wine Fest at Palisades Tahoe this Sunday from 2-5pm. ...

Buona sera from Grass Valley! Have a hankering for some Italian? It might be time to go for an Italian food tour starting with sampling Italian wine varietals in Chicago Park and finishing off with a dinner at Cirino`s on Main.

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The dog days of summer might be waning... but there`s still time to get a few more days on the lake. Have you been to Englebright Reservoir? A unique aspect to this body of water is that it only offers boat-in camping.

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Every first Friday throughout summer Nevada City hosts First Friday Art Walks to showcase the thriving arts community in town. While the last one happened on August 4th you can still explore all the local galleries that are filled with local artists` works.

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Heading up to explore Nevada County? Don`t forget to bring your skateboard! Birthplace of pro skaters Chris Seen and John Cardiel, skateshops that are still true to the sport and skateparks with smooth transitions you`ll be happy you did.

Click on our bio link and check out one of our latest articles under Trip Ideas to learn more.

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The snow is finally melted (mostly) and the sun is shining brightly... Nevada County`s high country is filled with many alpine lakes including Jackson Meadows Reservoir. Have you visited this gem?

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Located 26 miles Northeast of Nevada City is the Malakoff Diggins State Historic Park. Within its boundaries you`ll find the country’s largest hydraulic gold mining operation and where the 1st ever California environmental law was created.

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Summer vibes deserve summer treats like ice cream and Italian gelato from Lazy Dog in downtown Grass Valley! Who`s with us?

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Three cheers to fishing the rivers, streams, and lakes in Nevada County... such as the Truckee and the Yuba.
Hip hip Hooray!
Hip hip Hooray!
Hip hip Hooray!

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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.