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Fall Walks

Fall is one of my favorite seasons in Nevada City, it seems everywhere you turn you can find a pop of color.  If you’ve never experienced the Gold Country fall colors here are a few posts from previous years (click here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here or here)…
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Conscious Course Expeditions

Truk Jantz, founded Conscious Course Expeditions earlier this summer to allow locals and visitors to experience Nevada County in a new way.  His website calls "Conscious Course takes a path from soil to food to body to wilderness to mind…
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Celebration of Trails Day

Nevada County Celebration of Trails Day is coming up next Saturday, June 3rd.  The all day, free event organized by Bear Yuba Land Trust kicks off with a number of ways to get out and enjoy the local trails. Hike from Black Swan to…
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Earth Day

How are you going to celebrate Earth Day?  There are a lot of great local events this week to help you appreciate Mother Nature.  Go check out the State of the Yuba, Wednesday, April 19th, and find out how you can get involved to protect…
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Buttermilk Bend Photo Walk

Last weekend Kial James, of Nevada City Scenics, and I organized an Instameet photo walk.  Twice a year Instagram puts out a theme and a date and encourages folks around the world to have a meet up and take pictures (search online for…
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52 Hike Challenge

Who's interested in joining the Nevada County 52 Hike Challenge?  A joint effort with Folk Trails Hiking Club and Bear Yuba Land Trust the challenge is to help encourage folks to get outside and connect with other outdoor enthusiasts.…
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Fall Colors Walk

Fall is one of my favorite seasons in Nevada City, it seems everywhere you turn you can find a pop of color.  If you've never experienced the Gold Country fall colors here are a few posts from previous years (click here, here, here, here, here,…
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Celebration of Trails Day

Nevada County Celebration of Trails Day is coming this Saturday, June 4th.  The all day, free event organized by Bear Yuba Land Trust kicks off with a number of ways to get out and enjoy the local trails. Hike from Black Swan to…
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Sugarloaf Mountain

Want to get 365 degree views of downtown Nevada City?  Take a short walk up to the top of Sugarloaf Mountain.  Bring a picnic and sit and enjoy the views.  The trail starts at the top of Coyote Street on the left hand side and takes approximately…
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Hiking Trails

Spring has arrived, if only for a brief visit between storms, but with these unseasonably warm temperatures it's a perfect time to get outside and go for a hike.  For a great list of outdoor adventures check out the highlights on our website.…
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Kid friendly Summer Activities

Summer vacation is days away and Nevada City offers so many great activities for things to do for kids.  So regardless of what your family likes to do, here's a list of all sorts of ideas of things to do.  And scroll down to the bottom…
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Trails Day Fair

Nevada County Celebration of Trails Day Fair today was a success.  Thanks to all the folks who participated, it was awesome to see groups and businesses who support the outdoors and trails gathered in one spot.  BYLT Outreach Coordinator…
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Celebration of Trails

This Saturday, May 30th is Nevada County Celebration of Trails Day and the Bear Yuba Land Trust has organized an entire day to encourage folks to get outside and enjoy the trails.  A full list of the day's activities can be found online here.…
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Things to Do

What to do in Nevada City?  I get this question every day at the Outside Inn and often I ask folks, tell me a little bit more and I can help send you in the right direction.  What I love is that our guests end up getting out and about…
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Malakoff Diggins

Have you been to Malakoff Diggins State Park?   I often tell people that taking a hike on the loop trail is like visiting the moon as you have the opportunity to see California's largest hydraulic mine and the lasting effects of the…
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Nevada City Running Club

Spring is such a beautiful time of year in Nevada County.  If you're looking to get out and connect with other folks, check out Dr. Goodspeed-Walters running club or yoga for runners.  Her Saturday morning runs cover trails through out…
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Buttermilk Bend Wildflower Hike

The wildflowers are starting to bloom along the Buttermilk Bend trail by Bridgeport, South Yuba River.  The docent led walks start today, Saturday, March 7th at 11am and continue every Saturday and Sunday through May 10th.  The 2 1/2 mile…
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Hirschman's Pond Trail

While I'm still dreaming of winter weather, why not get outside and enjoy an outdoor adventure?  The Outside Inn loves to help both locals and visitors get out and explore. Two of the most popular options from the motel are the Deer Creek Tribute…
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Get outside: skiing, hiking, biking and more

Hello January, I've been thinking of writing a blog post about places to go skiing, sledding, snow shoeing and all sorts of other fun winter outdoor fun, but we're currently experiencing a spring fever.  So while we wait for Mother Nature to…
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Deer Creek Tribute Trail

The new Deer Creek Tribute Trail suspension bridge is open and the extension of the trail is a great new addition to the downtown Nevada City trail network.  "This new segment of trail and this new pedestrian bridge are part of the larger…
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South Yuba River

Summer is here and it's time to cool off at the South Yuba River.  I've written plenty of blog posts on hikes, bike rides and swimming spots on the river, click here for a great list of local outdoor activities, but it's always fun to revisit…