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

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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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Today`s the last day of the Wild and Scenic Film Festival. It featured over 100 environmnetal and adventure films, workshops, panels and more. If you went to this festival what was your favorite part?

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History isn`t just in books. Nevada County is a veritable "gold mine" of places to see it`s mining history like the Mineyard at Empire Mine State Historic Park. For a deeper dive into all the history locales around the region click on our profile link and head over to trip ideas.

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The Empire Mine State Historic Park might be known for being home to the richest gold mine in California history but that`s not all. Have you stepped back in time and taken in the Bourn Mansion? Built for miner William Bourn Jr. this grand estate is filled with a century of history and the prosperity of the mines that existed here.

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Getting a bit of a case of cabin fever? Cure it with a winter hike. One of our favorites is the Deer Creek Tribute Trail. This popular trail is close to downtown Nevada City so you can enjoy a cup of coffee in town and then set off. Learn a bit of history, take in some nature AND see the iconic bridge. It`s a win-win-win.

For more winter hiking ideas click on our profile link and head over to the Trip Ideas section.

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Nevada City has been known to throw a party or two and its version of Fat Tuesday is no exception. Come celebrate Mardi Gras this Saturday February 10th as part of Nevada City`s festivities.

Street Fair from noon - 4pm
Parade at 2pm

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As you walk down the streets of Nevada City and Grass Valley pay close attention to the historic buildings because A LOT of history has happened here. For example, at this building an assay performed here by J. J. Ott in 1859 led to the famous Comstock Lode in the state of Nevada in Virginia City.

Now it`s home to Harmony Books! Stop by and take in this unique corner on Main Street. Click on our profile link and head over to our Trip Ideas to learn more about more interesting history that has happened in Nevada County.

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T-minus 10 days until the annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival - do you have your tix? The 22nd annual fest is returning to in-person screenings with a lineup of over 100 environmental and adventure films from February 15th-19th

To learn more about the festival or pick up tickets head over to @wildandscenicfilmfestival

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A weekend deserves something special. Something unique. Something exceptional! Stop by one of our many fine artisanal coffee shops and be wowed. For example, this Ginger Agave Latte at Brew Bakers Coffee And Chai!

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Seeking a romantic break from the bustling crowds? For those that love the great outdoors consider a midweek escape to Truckee for a cozy cabin getaways. For more romantic ideas from Foodie Forays in Grass Valley to a Donner Summit retreat click on our profile link and head over to Trip Ideas.

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The moods of Yuba reflect the seasons. In spring the waterway roars to life exclaiming to everyone SPRING IS HERE!!! While late summer the waters recede creating a tranquil respite from the heat. In autumn the fall foliage creates a frame around the waterways. And winter... as can be seen here the Yuba is moody showing that the storms have arrived.

You can`t just visit this river in one season but ALL of them. What`s your favorite time to take in its beauty?

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You may come for the scenery but stay to explore the off-kilter and unique nightlife that`s in Nevada County. For example every third Wednesday the National Hotel Bar hosts the one-of-a kind Drag Queen Bingo. To learn more about this event and others click on our profile link and head over to the Trip Ideas section.

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Built more than 90 years ago by the hands of a dedicated group of Sierra Club volunteers the Historic Clair Tappaan Lodge isn`t just a lodge but a landmark that has stood the test of time.

Have you visited this beautiful lodge? If so, share your best memories of this hidden gem in Nevada County.

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Is this Victorian England mid-19th century? Nope... it`s Nevada City on a rainy evening. Even if the weather is gloomy there`s so much to see and do inside as well. Take a break from your hectic schedule and visit Nevada County mid-week to have the region all to yourself.

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While we ❤️ our small historic towns and state parks have you explored the hidden side of Nevada County? For example, the delightful two-mile loop trail, completed in the summer of 2014 - the Black Swan Trail. Click on our profile link and head over to the Trip Ideas section for more hidden gems such as this.

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Did you know Nevada County is home to not just one or two or 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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Winter wanderings in Nevada County... #2 - Do Your Best Griswold Impression At Truckee’s Sledding Destinations. For more wintry fun ideas click on our profile link and head over to the Trip Ideas section.

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Do you have your tickets for the Wild & Scenic Film Festival? The multi-day annual festival brings together top filmmakers, celebrities, activists, and social innovators to inspire environmental awareness and action.

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Winter wanderings in Nevada County... #3 - Learn About The Nuns Who Saved Orphans & Taught Children In The Gold Rush at the Grass Valley Museum. For more ideas on what to do this winter in Nevada County click on our profile link and head over to the Trip Ideas section.

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Have you stopped by the @NevadaCountyMeadCompany after you`ve taken in the Historic Bridgeport Covered Bridge? Right now in the tasting room they`re serving unique concoctions made with Pomegranate that you should try. ...

“It’s a diamond in the rough. It has that old mountain flair. It’s iconic" - Nevada County Supervisor Hardy Bullock. See what`s there to do up on Donner Summit during the winter and why it`s a must by clicking on our profile and venturing over to "Trip Ideas."

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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.