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Food Love Project

Food Love Project is part of Living Lands Agrarian Network and set up on the Burton Homestead in partnership with the Bear Yuba Land Trust.  I stopped by to say hi and ended up helping harvest the last of snap peas and went home with an arm…
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Nevada City Soapbox Derby

The second annual Nevada City Soapbox Derby took over Nimrod Street in Nevada City as a fundraiser for Pioneer Park.  Plenty of fans, activities for kids and food vendors all made a warm welcome to the local businesses who participated.  We…
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Swimming

It's warming up and time to go swimming!  Lots of options in Nevada City, head to the river (click here and here for some photos from last summer), jump in Pioneer Park pool or if you're a guest at the Outside Inn come for a dip in our pool.…
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Farmer's Markets

Summer is here and it's time to start enjoying some of our local farmer's bounty.  The Nevada City Farmers Market starts on Saturday, June 16th, 8:30-12:30 in downtown Nevada City.  In addition to fruit and veggies you can also grab a bite…
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Paddle boards at Scotts Flat Lake

Looking for a fun outdoor activity?  Go try stand up paddle boarding out on Scotts Flat Lake.  Mountain Recreation has just launched a new rental service at Scotts Flat Campground, stop by Fridays, Saturdays or Sundays 12-6 to try a Boga…
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Bike & Hike Event

The 2012 Bike & Hike Event took place today at Seven Hills School.  The fundraiser for the Nevada City Schools had something for everyone; road rides, hikes, obstacle courses, tricycle races, silent auction, taco lunch, plus more.  Lots…
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Treats

The weather is warming up in Nevada City and it's a perfect time to visit our friends at Treats.  As you can see below their ice cream doesn't last long!  Peggy & Bob Wright describe their ice cream as "Homemade artisans ice cream,…
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Sugar Loaf Mountain

Want to get 365 degree views of downtown Nevada City?  Take a short walk up to the top of Sugar Loaf 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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Sierra Knolls Vineyard and Winery

Sierra Knolls Winery Bear River Tasting Room is easily located on Highway 49 just past Combie Road.  For St. Patrick's Day they celebrated with a "Bit 'o' Blarney Day", complete with Irish snacks, fiddlin' by Doug Fulton and a special discount…
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Independence Trail

The weather in Nevada City is fabulous, why not take a hike?  Independence Trail is 5.5 miles from downtown Nevada City off Highway 49.  The trail twists and turns along the Excelsior Canal, where the gold rush era wooden flumes now provide…
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Mardi Gras Parade

There's a lot of color in town this weekend for the annual Mardi Gras celebration.  The parade took over downtown Broad Street this afternoon, with floats, puppets, bubbles and lots of beads.  For additional photos please click here to view…
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Let's Go to the Movies

Looking for a family friendly wet day activity?  Take the kids to the movies.  Sierra Theatres website shows the screening times for Sutton Cinemas, Del Oro, Sierra Cienmas and the film screenings at the Nevada Theatre.  Or if you're looking…
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South Yuba River, Edwards Crossing

Since we're having such a mild winter here in Nevada City, why not take a hike down along the South Yuba Trail.  Start at Edwards Crossing and hike downstream, stop by the Outside Inn office for a map.  Below are some more photos from a recent…
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Best of Nevada City

Happy New Year's Eve from all of us at the Outside Inn.  The Innside Nevada City blog has grown and evolved over the last 12 months and I'm excited to continue to share our love for the community in the year to come.  I've done a recap on…
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Best of Nevada County hikes

There are a lot of great walks and hikes in our area and I've been profiling a few of them throughout the year, so I thought in honor of the end of the year it'd be nice to compile a best of list with a few photos to help motivate you to…
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Fishing at Hirschman's Pond

Fishing at Hirschman's Pond in downtown Nevada City.  For more information on the pond click here and the loop trail click here.
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Wild Plum's Hot Chocolate Bar

Looking for a sweet adventure over the Christmas break?  Take the family to Wild Plum, on Mill Street in downtown Grass Valley.  The home decor shop has a fun new hot chocolate and gelatto bar in the back of the shop.  Create your hot cocolate…
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Miners Foundry Winter Bazaar

Today is the last Sunday afternoon of Victorian Christmas Nevada City, so if you're in town come on by to check out the street fair.  While in town stop by the Miners Foundry event, "Nevada City Winter Bazaar."  The foundry is packed with…
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Cornish Christmas

Cornish Christmas in downtown Grass Valley.  The downtown area of Mill Street is filled with vendors, music, food stalls and even a pony ride for the kids.  From 6pm to 9pm, Friday night from now till Christmas.
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The Artist Workshop

The Artist Workshop celebrated their grand opening in downtown Grass Valley today with a welcome party.  The family friendly studio designed to provide children of all ages a place to create.  In addition to open studio time The Artist Workshop…
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Holiday Gift Guide for Children

Looking for some holiday gift ideas for kids, don't drive to Roseville, check out some of these fun ideas from shops in Nevada City and Grass Valley.  Start your shopping trip with an entertaining trip to Gray Goose, you'll probably end up…