Yuba-long Among the Wildflowers

It’s spring in Nevada County, and that means (hopefully soon) glorious warm sunny days, lots of family friendly activities, and a beautiful mosaic of wildflowers!  There are many ways to get up close and personal with the gorgeous flowers that pop up in a display of color every year, and all of them are a fantastic way to commune with nature, friends, and family in a healthy manner.

Daffodil Run this Sunday, April 7

The Daffodil Run was created by Joanie Bumpus 18 years ago and is sponsored by the Penn Valley Area Chamber of Commerce, Penn Valley Area Lions and Penn Valley Area Rotary.

Proceeds from the run benefit local schools and provide scholarships to Nevada Union High School students. Race proceeds also provide the planting of Daffodils in and around Western Gateway Park and surrounding areas.

5 & 10K Run and 5K Walk
 With Free Kid’s Run!
Race day registration at 6:30 a.m.
Free Kid’s Run at 8:30 a.m
5 & 10K Runs at 8:45 a.m.
5K Walk at 8:50 a.m


Run: $25 adults (13+); $10 children
Walk: $10 adults (13+); $5 children

Awards: Male and Female, top three places, by 
age group; T-shirts guaranteed for pre-reg entrants.

Click HERE For more information.

Springtime at Ananda

Throughout the month of April 2018, enjoy the glorious color and serenity of 16,000 tulips in bloom for Springtime at Ananda at Crystal Hermitage. 24,000 visitors since opened to the public at Ananda Village.   The gardens will be open every day in April, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Crystal Hermitage will open the house on two weekends: April 7-8 and 14-15. They will be open Easter Weekend.  Visitors are welcome to explore the upper terraced gardens and follow the meandering paths by pools, waterfalls, statuary, and the award-winning chapel inspired by the Little Church of St. Francis in Assisi.

Guided Wildflower Walks at South Yuba River State Park

When spring arrives in the Nevada County foothills there is no better way to welcome its arrival than with a walk among thebeautiful wildflowers at South Yuba River State Park.  Docents will provide guided wildflower walks every Saturday and Sunday through May 12 at 11:00 a.m.  The walks and blooms are at the whim of Mother Nature.  Rain may cancel.  Click HERE for information.

For information about more springtime guided wildflower walks, click HERE.

So get outside and enjoy the bounty of spring.  Summer will arrive soon enough, with its many hot weather activities.