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South Yuba River

The South Yuba River in Nevada City is a special place.  After a busy month at the Outside Inn helping many guests figure out which river spot was perfect for them (how far do you want to walk, children, how far do you want to drive, etc?),…
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Purdon Crossing Bridge

The Purdon Crossing bridge over the South Yuba River is currently closed and under construction.  The 120 year old bridge at Purdon is a "one of a kind" says Joshua Pack, Principal Civil Engineer for the County.  The bridge was in need…
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South Yuba River

School's out, summer has officially started and it's time to go to your favorite swimming hole on the South Fork of the Yuba River.  The river is one of our favorite recommendations for things to do in Nevada City, regardless of the season,…
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Point Defiance Loop Trail

If you've been to look at the wildflowers at Bridgeport, but would like a slightly more challenging hike, check out the Point Defiance Loop Trail, which starts at the historic covered bridge and heads downstream.  Not as well known as the…
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Wild for the Yuba

Wild for the Yuba at SYRCL’s spring fundraiser is coming to the Grass Valley Vet's Hall on April 20.   The wine and beer tasting event includes tastings from two dozen wineries and breweries, fine food, live music and mingle with your friends…
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Humbug Creek

If you are looking for a different trail to hike, try the Humbug Trail, a three mile gradually descending trail which goes from Malakoff Diggins down to the South Yuba River.  It is forested with fir, cedar, and black oak as it winds down…
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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 16th at 11am and continue every Saturday and Sunday through May 19th.  The 2 mile…
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Hiking along the South Yuba Trail

Because this winter is so sunny, we got out our hiking shoes and went down to the South Yuba River canyon to hike upstream from Edwards Crossing.  The South Yuba River is a treat regardless of the season.   Starting at the Yuba Campground…
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South Yuba River

Nevada City is so blessed to have so many beautiful places in and around our community.  The South Yuba River is a great place to enjoy, regardless of the season.  Bring the kids and take a hike along the South Yuba Trail, or pack a picnic…
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Wild and Scenic Film Festival

The SYRCL Wild and Scenic Film Festival is probably one of my favorite events in Nevada City.  Our small town is transformed into hub of activity, with amazing films, music, art and workshops.  The energy around town is contagious, people…
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Top 10 Reasons why I love Nevada City

Happy New Year's Eve...  Before we get to the winner of our Ultimate Nevada City giveaway I thought it would be fun to list my top ten reasons why I love Nevada City.   The comments on the giveaway were fabulous.  I was in awe of the variety…
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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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Yuba River

The South Yuba River swelled to 17,000 CFS (cubic feet per second) yesterday after the county was hit with a hard winter storm (click here for photos of the excess water at the Outside Inn).  Crowds gathered at several of the river crossings…
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Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving from the Outside Inn!  We are so thankful to call Nevada City our home.   And the winner from the Lazy Dog Chocolateria giveaway is Anna. © 2012 InnSide Nevada City
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Hallmark Movie The Christmas Card locations

Have you seen the Hallmark movie The Christmas Card?  The movie stars Ed Asner, John Newtown and Alice Evans and takes place in Nevada City during the holidays.  The Outside Inn has hosted a number of movie fans from near and far over the…
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South Yuba Trail in Fall

Nevada City received its first winter storm and while some may think the colder weather it's time to stay inside, we think it's a great time to get out and explore.  These photos are from the South Yuba Trail, starting at Edwards Crossing…
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Bridgeport

While the temperatures may be dropping a bit, now is still a fabulous time to head to the South Yuba River.  Head down to Bridgeport and walk along the Buttermilk Bend trail, check out the covered bridge or bring a book and sit on a rock…
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Fishing in Nevada City

My research assistant here admits that he doesn't know much about fishing, hasn't actually caught a fish in a non-stocked pond, but enjoys getting out in the South Fork of the Yuba River and giving it a try. California School of Fly Fishing,…
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Swimming Holes

Time to cool off in Nevada City!  Head to the river, the lake or the pool!  We've done a number of posts on great water activities. Magical spots on the South Yuba River Kayaking on Lower Scotts Flat Lake Stand Up Paddle Boarding at…
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John Daly Photography Exhibit

Local photographer John Daly is having a showing at Briar Patch Co-op.  Thanks John for sharing some of your amazing South Yuba River Photos with us on the InnSide Nevada City blog.  The photographs will be up for the month of August, so…
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South Yuba River

Have you been for a dip in the South Yuba River yet?  I took the top right photo last night in an after work dip, such a fabulous way to end the day.  There are so many amazing swimming holes out our back door.  Stop by the Outside Inn if…