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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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Kayaking in Nevada City

This is the time of year you see those plastic boats tied to the top of trucks driving up and down Hwy 49.  The runoff is happening and the rivers are running.   We are surounded by white water living here in Nevada City. Here is what…
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Buttermilk Bend Trail, Bridgeport

The wildflowers are in season at Bridgeport on the South Yuba River.  Pack a picnic and head to Buttermilk Bend Trail, the level trail follows the river for 1.2 miles and is perfect for all ages and abilities.  Guided walks every Saturday…
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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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Wild and Scenic Film Festival

The 10th annual SYRCL Wild and Scenic Film Festival has taken over Nevada City.  Where activisim gets inspired is a becoming tag line for the festival, as everywhere you turn this weekend someone is passionate about some cause.  110…
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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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Round Mountain Bike Ride

There's no snow in the mountains, so the locals are still out mountain biking.  These photos are from the Round Mountain mountain bike ride, a two hour loop from the Outside Inn's front door, with extended riding options down to the South…
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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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South Yuba Trail

Since the sun is still shining, why not go for a hike on the South Yuba River Trail.  Outside Inn employee Trinity Wilson took her dogs Jack and Shelby on the 15 mile stretch from Washington to Edwards.  Click on the photos below for a glimpse…
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South Yuba River

Fall is a fabulous time to go check out the South Yuba River.  It's a great time to take the kids for a hike along the South Yuba Trail, pack a picnic, sunbath on a rock or go for a mountain bike ride.
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Back Porch Market

Need a picnic for a Nevada City hike or swim at the South Yuba River, then definitely stop by the Back Porch Market in Grass Valley to stock up on a great selection of gourmet foods.  The sandwich special of the day, either vegetarian or…
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More Yuba River Swimming holes

Summer in Nevada City is all about swimming in the South Yuba river.  There are a number of different places to take a dip, some as close as 10 minutes from downtown Nevada City.  Many thanks to Outside Inn repeat guest Paul de Benedictis…
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Swimming holes on the South Yuba River

Summer in Nevada City is not complete without a trip to the South Yuba River for a dip in one of the many fabulous swimming holes.  If you're new to the area and want some tips, stop by the Outside Inn office and we're happy to point you…
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Edwards Crossing, South Yuba Trail

Edwards Crossing of the South Yuba River is a great place to take a hike, ride your mountain bike or in the summer time swim in the swimming holes.  The section of the South Yuba trail starts just to the left of the bridge and heads downstream.…
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South Yuba Trail, Purdon Crossing

One of the gem's of Nevada County is the South Yuba River, just minutes from the Outside Inn.  Whether you're panning for gold, mountain biking, swimming or hiking they are plenty of great spots to enjoy the beauty of the river and its surroundings.…
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Kayaking in Nevada City

This is the time of year we begin to see brightly colored boats on top of trucks and vans driving in and out of our river canyons. These intrepid kayakers come from all over the western United States to challenge themselves on our world class…
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Buttermilk Bend Trail

Buttermilk Bend trail at Bridgeport on the South Yuba River is covered with wildflowers and worth a visit.  Docent led wildflower walks are held every weekend at 11am between now and early May.  The walk is suitable for all…
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Spring is in the air in Nevada City  

Spring is in the air in Nevada City.  The lupine, brodia and daffodils are along the South Yuba river canyon.  The tulips are from downtown Nevada City, but will soon be sprouting up at the Outside Inn, which is a treat because…
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Bridgeport Loop

Nevada City is known for it’s cycling, whether it’s the annual Tour of Nevada City bike race, the Amgen Tour of California (which started in Nevada City last year) or one of its many local rides.  Evans Phelps and Wanda Shiotsuka took…
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Brook Design Group, LeeAnn Brook greeting cards

If you’re looking for a unique greeting card that captures the essence of Nevada City and our natural environment look no further then LeeAnn Brook’s stunning greeting cards.  I had the pleasure of stopping into her Brook Designs Studio…