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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…
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Roseanne Burke greeting cards

Nevada City local Roseanne Burke has been painting Nevada CIty scenes and selling her paintings through As If Artists Studio but now she's just launched a line of greeting cards with some of her favorite Nevada City hot spots, including the…
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Mountain Biking the Pioneer Trail

Mountain biking the Pioneer Trail in Nevada City along Highway 20.
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Nevada City Boardwalk

There's a new boardwalk in downtown Nevada City and it's attracting all sorts of attention.  Cafe Mekka owner Corey Bristow was excited to see the addition to the street and said it's been great for business.  "I'm totally on board" he said…
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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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Downieville

Downieville, nestled in Sierra County at the confluence of the Downie River and the North Fork of the Yuba River is a great day trip from Nevada City.  The small mountain town hosts a range of activities ranging from the world class Downieville…
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Donner Summit Bike Ride

The bicycle ride up and over Donner Summit on the historic Highway 40 is a classic road bike ride not to be missed in the summer months. The Outside Inn cycling crew of Wanda Shiotsuka, Heidi Biber, Rosanne Paul, and Evans Phelps started…
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Amigos & Co

Looking for a nice cool glass of Sangria in Nevada City?  Stop by Amigos & Co at the bottom of Broad Street and enjoy the outdoor patio by Deer Creek.  But make sure you're hungry because the portions are large and the service is fast.…
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Free Veggie Cart

The Outside Inn's free neighbor's vegetable cart has been getting a lot of activity this summer, click here for the first post of the summer, a real heart warming story.  For photos of some of the colorful items that have come and gone from…
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Celebration of Life Triathlon Training

Every September for the past 15 years an ever growing number of ladies celebrate life by competing in a women's only sprint Celebration of Life triathlon at Scotts Flat Lake, raising money for the fight against breast cancer.  All proceeds…
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Nevada County Fair

The annual Nevada County Fair is an event for the whole family, livestock, rides, Demolition Derby, Treat Street, live music and much much more.  The favorites from our visit included the disgusting cake contents, the ferris wheel and the…