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Day of the Dead Folk Trails Hike

To celebrate Day of the Dead over 50 people joined the Folk Trails Hiking Club Urban hike to historic Nevada City cemeteries.  The Nevada Cemetery District operates 27 public cemeteries in western Nevada County, 25 historic natural…
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Fall Colors

Is anyone else wandering around Nevada City in awe?  Here are a few snapshots from around Nevada City, there are so many great opportunities to enjoy the fall color.  The Nevada City and Grass Valley Chambers have created a great fall…
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Conscious Course Expeditions

Truk Jantz, founded Conscious Course Expeditions earlier this summer to allow locals and visitors to experience Nevada County in a new way.  His website calls "Conscious Course takes a path from soil to food to body to wilderness to mind…

Lower Yuba Fishing

Want to go fishing?  "We live in a beautiful area with fishing options usually year round.  We're surrounded by rivers and lakes that hold many different species that we enjoy targeting on the fly rod.  Whether it's trout and steelhead…
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Celebration of Trails Day

Nevada County Celebration of Trails Day is coming up next Saturday, June 3rd.  The all day, free event organized by Bear Yuba Land Trust kicks off with a number of ways to get out and enjoy the local trails. Hike from Black Swan to…
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Mountain Biking

With the spring weather it's time to hit the local trails.  Nevada City offers some world-class mountain biking, much of it accessible directly from downtown.  If you’re looking to connect with others, think about joining BONC (Bicyclists…
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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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Celebration of Trails Day

Nevada County Celebration of Trails Day is coming this Saturday, June 4th.  The all day, free event organized by Bear Yuba Land Trust kicks off with a number of ways to get out and enjoy the local trails. Hike from Black Swan to…
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H2O Adventures

Have you ever been rafting down the Yuba?  The river is up and H20 Adventures has out enjoy the rapids.  H2O Adventures was started by two local brothers from Colfax who grew up whitewater rafting and kayaking all over California and the…
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Sugarloaf Mountain

Want to get 365 degree views of downtown Nevada City?  Take a short walk up to the top of Sugarloaf Mountain.  Bring a picnic and sit and enjoy the views.  The trail starts at the top of Coyote Street on the left hand side and takes approximately…
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Nevada City Dirt Classic

Spring in Nevada City is a great time to get on your mountain bike and hit the trails.  The YBONC organized Nevada City Dirt Classic is coming up soon, three days of cross-country series for all ages and levels.  Mark your calendars for…
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Winter Activities

Winter has arrived and there are so many amazing outdoor activities out our backdoor.  With a number of world-class ski resorts just up the hill from Nevada City (Sugar Bowl, Boreal, Homewood,  Northstar, Squaw Valley and Alpine…
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Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving! What a treat to see town dusted with snow yesterday!  While the snow didn't last long it was fun way to get into the holiday spirit.  Lots going on this time of the year, click here to check out my weekly events page.…
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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

Who's ready to say goodbye to summer?  Not me!  While school may have started for many Nevada City and Grass Valley students this week, I think it's a great time to head for another dip in the South Yuba River.  Click here for another…
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Wild for the Yuba

Mark you calendar's for this Saturday's, June 6th, Wild for the Yuba event to help the South Yuba River Citizens League. “Wild for the Yuba is SYRCL’s way to kick-off  the summer river season, and is a great way to support SYRCL’s…
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Trails Day Fair

Nevada County Celebration of Trails Day Fair today was a success.  Thanks to all the folks who participated, it was awesome to see groups and businesses who support the outdoors and trails gathered in one spot.  BYLT Outreach Coordinator…
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Summer Fun

Happy Memorial Day Weekend.  Looking to start planning your summer fun, here are a few of my favorite summer activities. Swimming at the South Yuba River Farmers Markets: Nevada City Farmers Market, Nevada County Growers Market, Grass…
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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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Hiking the North Yuba Trail

Spring is in the air and it's time to get outside and hit the trails.  While there are a lot of great hiking trails in and around downtown Nevada City, we decided to head up Highway 49 and spend an afternoon hiking along the North Yuba…