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

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Your Guide to Events

Wander

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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As you stay in the historic towns of Nevada City or Grass Valley be sure to explore the small town gems in the surrounding country side in Nevada County.

A great example is the Bridgeport covered bridge - you can just imagine the thundering hooves of Ichabod Crane's horse in Sleep Hollow rolling through it as he avoids the headless horseman.

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Nisenan Tribute Bridge or “Anqkula Seo” spans a beautiful section of Deer Creek, connecting to the Environs Trail on the other side. Part of the Deer Creek Tribue Trail this is a great winter hike when you're waiting for other paths to dry out.

For more winter hiking ideas and other tips click on our profile link to visit our website.

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Located in the historic Assay Office built in 1857 - Harmony Books in their own words has been “pushing knowledge and nourishing souls” for more than 3 decades. Located next to the Nevada City Farmers Market it affords you the opportunity to get a coffee, a fresh pastry, as well as a new book.

For more about Harmony Books and other one-of-a kind things to see and do in Nevada County click on our profile link and mosey on over to our website.

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When one of our towns receives a nomination or an award for by readers or experts we feel honored as an entire county. And Truckee has been nominated for not one but TWO nominations as part of USA Today's @10Best Reader's Choice Awards - Best Small Town Food Scene and Best Western Small Town.

Show your Nevada County love and cast your vote to show that our county is the best in the country. Voting ends on February 20th.

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Just because its winter doesn't mean you can't get your fix of local farmers produce, food purveyors, artisans, and musicians - as the temps dip Nevada City Farmers Market ventures indoors to the campus of Sierra Academy of Expeditionary Learning.

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Even in the winter months the Legacy River Trail is cleared of snow, allowing for a beautiful walk along the river allowing anyone to appreciate the snowy landscape surrounding Truckee.

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Just a reminder the last storm cycle has done a doozy on our local trails we ask you to be a responsible visitor or resident and give them a chance to dry out.

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Did you know that Nevada County is home to not just one or two even three but FOUR California State Parks? They are a great showcase of how diverse California's natural landscape is as well as an opportunity to look into the past.

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Go ski powder in the morning and then fish for monster trout in the afternoon. Truckee and its surrounding waters provide that and more! Call or stop by Trout Creek Outfitters to get the latest info.

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Are you looking for a one-of-a kind book? Well, Nevada County is a treasure trove! Booktown Books is home to FOURTEEN independent booksellers within its 4,000 square feet. Peruse through used and rare books, records, vintage board games, and much more! ...

With the holidays behind us... there's no better way to spend a cool winter night with a book, a roaring fire, and your favorite four legged family member. Swing by one of our indie bookshops such as Word After Word in Truckee to pick up your next great read.

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Going toe to toe for food quality and presentation with many high-end restaurants in San Francisco - Twelve 28 Kitchen in Penn Valley is a Foodie's golden nugget of cuisine amongst the foothills of the Sierra in Nevada County.

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Dating back to 1926 Nevada County Country Club is one of the oldest in the Golden State. Designed by golf course architect Sam Whiting you can enjoy this classic and others in the region all year round!

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Did you know that the Yuba is known as one of the best winter dry fly fisheries in the state? If you're looking for a winter fishing destination then look no further than Nevada County.

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From the Go Nevada County staff we wish you the best year in 2023! ...

As the holidays adds stress consider applying the concept of slow travel. It's designed to give your mind, body, and soul a boost. So, instead of rushing to your next destination take the time to enjoy the little things in life like a nice glass of wine at Three Forks Bakery from a small natural winery @ellsworth_wines that is grown on a 1.5 acre farm here in Nevada County.

Because these are the things that make you happy, wherever in the world you may be.

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🎉 Happy Holidays to all from Nevada County and to all a good night 🎶

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In Truckee for the holidays? Starting December 15th and running through April 2nd from 8am-10pm Truckee now has a FREE (yes, FREE!) on-demand winter shuttle.

The four-wheel drive vehicle provides door to door rides within Truckee service areas making it an easy AND sustainable way to from your lodging to downtown Truckee.

All you need to do is:
1. Download the TART connect app for iOS or Android
2. Order a ride through the app
3. Get picked up in a few minutes

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Take in the sights and sounds of the holidays with a stroll through our historic towns as well as pick up a one-of-a kind gift or gifts from a locally owned business such as @theolivegroove (pictured)

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Reminiscing on last week's storm. Did you enjoy seeing the snow covered trees on Highway 20?

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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.