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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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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 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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What's SUP?

Mountain Recreation's SUP rentals out at Scotts Flat Lake will be available starting this weekend.  Daily rentals will be available at the Day Use area at the Scotts Flat Campground Saturday, Sunday and Monday of Memorial Day weekend…
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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…
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Lower Yuba River

The Lower Yuba River, a calm stretch of the river below the Highway 20 bridge, offered a fun family friendly activity earlier this summer.  With the SYRCL Annual River Clean Up coming up this Saturday, I figured now was a good time to remind…
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Happy Labor Day

Can you believe it's the end of the summer season?  The Outside Inn is one busy place during June, July and August (with weekends already filling up for the summer of 2015). While I look forward to the fall colors and winter activities, I am…
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South Yuba River, Washington

School's starting and while it may mean the end of summer vacation for some, many of us think now is really the perfect time to go to the South Yuba River!  Here are a few photos from a trip last month with my friend Moira, she decided…
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Mermaid spotting

There is something magical about the Outside Inn, but who knew we had a mermaid?!  Many thanks to Anika, the mermaid, for gracing the Outside Inn's pool with a visit.  For photos from her recent trip to the Yuba River click here.  If you…
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Edwards Crossing

Summer is in full force in Nevada City.  Between Summer Nights, Farmers Markets, annual events, plays, musical performances, there's barely enough time to squeeze in a trip to the river.  But, for those of you who have spent an afternoon…
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Nevada City Soapbox Derby 2014

Did you make it to the Nevada City Soapbox Derby yesterday?  Many, many, many thanks to all the hard work of the organizers, volunteers, teams and the cheering crowds.  This event is just one of the many examples of why I love Nevada…
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South Yuba River

Summer is here and it's time to cool off at the South Yuba River.  I've written plenty of blog posts on hikes, bike rides and swimming spots on the river, click here for a great list of local outdoor activities, but it's always fun to revisit…
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South Yuba River

Spring is in the air in Nevada City, the flowers are blooming, the temperatures are warming and who can resisit a beautiful afternoon visit down to the South Yuba River?  We tried to convince the kids that it was too cold for swimming, but…
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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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Celebration of Life Triathlon

Barbara Schmidt Millar Celebration of Life Triathlon is one of those events that makes me proud to call Nevada City home.  The 19th annual women's only triathlon took place this morning in Cascade Shores. The event is a fundraiser for the Women's…
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Classic Movie Series

  Sierra Cinemas has brought back the Classic Movie Series as a fundraiser for the South Yuba River Park Association.  I've got two tickets to giveaway for the next screening, High Noon, showing at Del Oro on Monday, September 16th…
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Mountain Dog South Yuba River Swimming Hole

Mountain Dog is one of the most asked about swimming holes on the South Yuba River.  Last summer it was named one of the Best of California Swimming Holes in California and guests at the Outside Inn have been looking for directions to the…
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SUP Races at Scotts Flat Lake

If you missed last night's end of the season SUP (Stand Up Paddle Board) race at Scotts Flat Lake, don't worry, just rent a board from Mountain Recreation, throw some drinks in a cooler and bring the kids (and you'll have a similar experience).…
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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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South Yuba River Adventures

TGIF, what your your plans for the weekend?  Summer is in full swing in Nevada City, why not take the kids to the South Yuba River for a great family friendly activity.  These young men took their boogie boards underneath the bridge at…