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Empire Mine Trails

Looking for a nice place to take a walk in Grass Valley, check out Empire Mine.  The extensive trail network is open to walkers, runners, mountain bikers, horseback riders and dog walkers.  Open sunrise to sunset, you can access the…
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Lefty's Grill

  Looking for a casual place to get a bite to eat in Nevada City, check out Lefty's Grill on Broad Street.  The restaurant is known for its burgers, pizza and relaxed atmosphere.  If you're looking to organize a small party, definitely…

I Hate Hamlet

Looking for a fun night out and some serious laughs?  Go check out the new play I Hate Hamlet, which opened last night at Off Center Stage.  The intimate setting is a great place to see some talented local actors, including Alvis LeGate,…
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Grouse Ridge Mountain Biking

Grouse Ridge trail area, just north of Nevada City off of Highway 20, offers a lot of great technical trails for mountain biking.  The trail system provides an abundance of technical, rocky trails that access several lakes, great views, and…
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Halloween Treasure Hunt

Halloween is one of the Outside Inn's favorite holidays.  The motel transforms into the No Way Out Motel and we create a haunted pathway through the property for the masses of trick or treaters that come to downtown Nevada City.  In preparation…
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Hirschman's Pond

The recently completed trail to Hirschman's Pond is a great adventure for all ages.  The handicap accessible trail starts from a new parking lot at the bottom of Cement Hill Road.  Follow the winding dirt path to the pond, where you can sit…
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Contrast

Contrast, located at 234 Commercial Street in downtown Nevada City, packs a lot of fun items into a small space.  If you're looking for some fun new jewelry, a scarf, a headband or even some cute Paper Source note cards, stop by and check…
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Clavey Vineyard

Clavey Vineyards has reopened their tasting room, now located at 232 Commercial Street in downtown Nevada City.  Stop by and visit the spacious tasting room, tastings are $5 and they're open 7 days a week.  The Outside Inn has a special coupon…
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Shopping at the Free Veggie Cart

How do you shop at the Outside Inn free veggie cart?  Do you come by foot, bicycle or car?  Do you put the veggies in your pocket, your recyclable grocery bag or backpack?  Check out some photos from today's activity.  My favorite was the…
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Aspen Basque Carvings Treks Through Time

The Bear Yuba Land Trust, formerly the Nevada County Land Trust, offers a variety of great adventures through their Treks Through Time series.  This weekend Carrie Smith, a Forest Service Archaeologist, led a group of 12 people through an Aspen…
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KVMR Celtic Festival

  The 15th annual KVMR Celtic Festival is taking place at the Nevada County Fairgrounds this weekend.  Stop by for some fabulous live music, on one of four stages, bands to check out include Molly's Revenge, Emily Smith, Wake the Dead,…
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Fall Colors in Nevada City

October is the month of beautiful fall colors in Nevada City. Every autumn, many trees in town turn bright orange, yellow and red. One of the favorite things to do at the Outside Inn is to  go on a fall colors walk throughout town to see…
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CSAs

It seems every where I turn these days someone in Nevada City is talking about their CSA box.  For those of you who haven't subscribed to one of the many Community Supported Agriculture options in Nevada County, it's a way to support local…
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Forest City Mountain Biking

Earlier this month Bicyclists of Nevada County (BONC) organized a gala ride at Forest City. Approximately 60 mountain bikers belonging to various mountain bike clubs including BONC, Forest Trail Alliance, YBONC, FATRAC and the Nevada Union…
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Maiden Lane

Nevada City offers a great variety of shopping, even within a small downtown area.  While I'll admit that I'm not much of a shopper I think it's a good idea to pop in and check out some of the great retail options from time to time.  Last…
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Celebration of Life Triathlon

Congratulations to all the participants of the 17th annual Celebration of Life Triathlon.  The winner of this year's event was Stephanie Adams, from Nevada City, with a total time of 1 hour and 15 minutes.  I am extremely proud of my mother,…
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Upper Pioneer Trail

Nevada City's well known Pioneer Trail is a 30 mile singletrack ride from Nevada City to Lake Spaulding. From there you can ride the little known but spectacularly fun and beautiful 8 mile loop known as the Upper Pioneer Trail.  Trailbuilder…

Matteo's Public

Looking for a fun place to catch up with friends in Nevada City?  Stop by Matteo's Public, open Tuesday through Sunday on the corner of North Pine and Commercial Street.  Check out the Matteo's events page on their webpage to see if it's…
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Nevada City Constitution Day Parade

The 45th annual Constitution Day Parade proudly marched through downtown Nevada City today.  The parade, with over 100 entries, ranged from patriotic, musical, entertaining, dead presidents and small town community spirit.  Below are some…
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Elevensies Crepes

The hot dog stand on Broad Street across from the Nevada Theatre has been transformed into Elevensies Crepes.  Ariella Daly and Coly Richey are dishing out both sweet and savoury crepes Tuesday through Sunday 11am to 3:30 and soon to be open…
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Foreign Affairs and Nevada City Marketplace

Looking for a unique piece of furniture with some history or piece of art from a foreign country?  Carolyne and Dick Moss have taken their extensive collections from their time abroad and created a new gallery in downtown Nevada City called…