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Wild for the Yuba

Mark you calendar's for next Sunday, June 4th, Wild for the Yuba, a party to help the South Yuba River Citizens League. “Wild for the Yuba is SYRCL’s way to kick-off  the summer river season, and is a great way to support SYRCL’s…
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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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Nevada City Weather

2017 has started off with a bang, first snow, now the atmospheric river and huge amounts of rain. Nevada County Weather reports that we've had nearly 2 feet of rain in a week. I've shared some of the photos of our wild weather on the Outside…

Kayaking the South Yuba

Thanks to a period of heavy rain this month the South Yuba River's flow reached a point for kayakers to get out and enjoy the classic California run from 49 Bridge to Bridgeport.  Local boater Dieter King who ran the run yesterday said,…
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South Yuba River

Happy August.  If you haven't been for a dip in the South Yuba River, it's time to motivate.  At the Outside Inn and Inn Town Campground I am constantly getting asked, "Is there any water?  Can we go swimming?"  The answer is yes.  The…
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Summer Kid Friendly 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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Wild for the Yuba

Mark you calendar's for next Saturday's, June 4th, Wild for the Yuba, a party to help the South Yuba River Citizens League. “Wild for the Yuba is SYRCL’s way to kick-off  the summer river season, and is a great way to support…
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Best River Town

Nevada City is currently in the running for Outside Magazine's Best Towns contest, as one of the contenders for Best River Town.  If you haven't already gone and voted, click here, we've got 3 more days to win the popularity contest.  Here…

49 Bridge, Photo Meet Up

In honor of Earth Day, Kial James and I hosted another Instameet photo meet up (click here for last fall's photo walk).  Instagram organizes bi-annual events for photographers around the globe to get together, take photos and share them…
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Earth Day Events

How are you going to celebrate Earth Day?  There are a lot of great local events this week to help you appreciate Mother Nature.  Stop by Sierra College Nevada County Campus today, Wednesday, April 20th today from 10am-3pm at the Bell…
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Photo Meet Up

Interested in joining a photo meet up?  Last fall Kial James, from Nevada City Scenics and I organized a photo walk in downtown Nevada City for the bi-annual Instagram world-wide Instagram meet up.  It was a great opportunity to meet other…
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Edwards Crossing, South Yuba River

Last week during the heat wave I took the opportunity to channel the sense of adventure of the Outside Inn and had a date at the South Yuba River.  The water is low, but there are still plenty of places to jump in and cool down.  While…
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South Yuba River

Who's ready to say goodbye to summer?  Not me!  While school may have started for many Nevada City and Grass Valley students this week, I think it's a great time to head for another dip in the South Yuba River.  Click here for another…
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South Yuba River Swimming Holes

Swimming holes on the South Yuba River are a major attraction in Nevada City at this time of the year.  A few weeks ago some guests from England stayed at the motel and had a copy Timothy Joyce's book "Swimming Holes of Ca" and wanted…
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Wild for the Yuba

Mark you calendar's for this Saturday's, June 6th, Wild for the Yuba event to help the South Yuba River Citizens League. “Wild for the Yuba is SYRCL’s way to kick-off  the summer river season, and is a great way to support SYRCL’s…
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Summer Fun

Happy Memorial Day Weekend.  Looking to start planning your summer fun, here are a few of my favorite summer activities. Swimming at the South Yuba River Farmers Markets: Nevada City Farmers Market, Nevada County Growers Market, Grass…
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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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Spring Flowers

I love spring, while I say that about every season (so many things to do in the summer, fall and winter in our community), one of the things I love about this time of year are the flowers everywhere you turn.  So if you're a flower happy person…
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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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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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49 Crossing, South Yuba River

The South Yuba River is just one of the many amazing reasons for why I love our community.  In the summer seasons the Outside Inn gives directions to river goers all day long, but us locals should remember to go down and visit the river during…