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Nevada City Dirt Classic

Spring in Nevada City is a great time to get on your mountain bike and hit the trails.  The YBONC organized Nevada City Dirt Classic is coming up soon, three days of cross-country series for all ages and levels.  Mark your calendars for…
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Deer Creek Tribute Trail

One of the more popular local hikes in Nevada City is the Deer Creek Tribute Trail.  I've written numerous blog posts about the trail over the years, with the new suspension bridge, Art OnSite and the Chinese Bridge.  If you've never been,…
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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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Hiking the North Yuba Trail

Spring is in the air and it's time to get outside and hit the trails.  While there are a lot of great hiking trails in and around downtown Nevada City, we decided to head up Highway 49 and spend an afternoon hiking along the North Yuba…
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Mountain Biking

Nevada City is known as a world-class mountain biking destination and if you haven't been out cruising the trails, now is the season.  If you're looking to connect with others, think about joining BONC (Bicyclists of Nevada County), YBONC (Youth…
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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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Mountain Biking Scotts Flat Trail

Scotts Flat Trail is a swooping 4 mile mountain bike trail that begins near the Old Five Mile House off Hwy 20 down to Scott Flat Lake. It was completed last spring by a group of 40 local volunteers from the Forest Trails Alliance in coordination…
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Snow Mountain NID Trail

While we wait for the rain to return to California, why not head outside and soak up the sunshine.  Snow Mountain NID trail is one mile up Highway 20 and offers a level easy hike along the irrigation ditch.  So grab your bike, your kid, the…
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Things to Do and Winter Specials

Time to plan your winter escape to Nevada City, so I've put together a few itineraries to help you with your trip planning, and make sure you scroll all the way to the bottom for the limited time offer Outside Inn winter special promotion. Couples…
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Why I love Nevada City

Happy New Year!  I love our community and have put together a list of a few of the reasons why I love Nevada City. Community: I love the small town vibe of our community, whether it's people helping others in need, small town businesses…
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Thanksgiving Cycling Events

Eat too much turkey?  Maybe it's time to get outside and enjoy some fresh air!  This weekend there are a number of great outdoor themed events, if you missed the Turkey Trot there's still time to join the Bear Yuba Land Trust Turkey Trek. …
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Nevada County Images-Josh Miller Photography

The 7 reasons I love living in Nevada County, By Josh Miller I'd like to welcome a special guests to the Outside Inn's blog, Josh Miller, a local photography whose work I have long admired.  After his photo graced the cover of Nevada County…
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National Trails Day

This Saturday is National Trails Day and the Bear Yuba Land Trust has organized a wide range of activities to encourage folks to get out and explore.  So whether you head out to the Deer Creek Tribute trail or take a nature walk with Alicia…
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Biking to Hirschman's Pond

Looking for a fun family friendly activity?  Go check out Hirschman's Pond in downtown Nevada City. The trail head starts at the bottom of Cement Hill Road, a mere mile from downtown Nevada City.  The first 1/2 mile of the trail is wheelchair…
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Hirschman Trail

What would our county be without all the wonderful volunteers that keep our community vibrant?  This Saturday about 20 volunteers from the Bear Yuba Land Trust and BONC got together to work on areas of the Hershman's Pond Trail.  Led…
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Last Minute Christmas Shopping

Are you a last minute shopper?  Here are a few suggestions on some gift ideas for someone in Nevada City, or someone who'd like to visit the area.  If you can't make it to the last Victorian Christmas today, here are a few suggestions, or…
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Mountain Biking Truckee to Nevada City

A crew of 8 hardy and adventuresome mountain bikers recently rode  from Truckee to Nevada City, successfully completing an almost all dirt 70 mile ride.   Dan Goldsmith and Matt Reynolds spent weeks researching the route, which included…
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Art OnSite Deer Creek Tribute Trail

Have you been for a walk/run/bike ride along the Deer Creek Tribute Trail?  The 9 mile trail starts in downtown Nevada City and explores the area above, beside and through Deer Creek.  Stop by the Outside Inn's office for a free map if you…