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Sierra Snapshots Travel Program

Cheryl Noble's TV program Sierra Snapshots is a travel show that showcases the Northen Sierra Nevada areas.  This week's episode is all about dog friendly activities.  Click on the video below to see some of the people and places Cheryl and…
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Outside Inn Veggie Cart 2011

Thanksgiving is a time of giving thanks and appreciating the food on the table and the community that surrounds us, so with those thoughts in mind I thought it would be nice to give a big thanks to the Nevada City community who helped make the…
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Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween from the Outside Inn.  Are you ready for the trick or treaters that flock to downtown Nevada City?  We are ready and excited.  Stop by and check out our haunted pathway, which starts at our office and runs along our creek…
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Hirschmans Trail

The other week I profiled the new Hirschman Trail to the pond, click here to see that post, but another great option is to do the full loop through the new Woods Ravine Trail.  If you stop by the Outside Inn and pick up a map and walk from…
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Gold Lakes Cycling Loop

Another great road ride for summer is the 45 mile loop up and over Gold Lakes, then returning through the Portola valley and back up Yuba Pass at the northern end of Highway 49.  This ride starts at Bassetts if you are leaving from Nevada…
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Pioneer Trail

Looking for a shady place to go for a moderate hike or mountain bike ride?  Or looking for a child friendly outdoor activity?  Check out the Pioneer Trail just 5 miles up Highway 20.  Park by the Harmony Ridge Market and head up the hill,…
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Vintage cars at the Outside Inn

Blast from the past in our restored motel check out the classic cars at the Outside Inn, 1937 Ford Club Cabrilet, 1958 Corvette, 1932 Ford Hiboy Roadster and a 1955 Buick.
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Happy 4th of July

Happy 4th of July from the Outside Inn!
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Outside Inn Bike Jerseys

The Nevada City Bicycle Classic raced through the streets of Nevada City putting everyone in a bike happy mood. For those of us who aren't professional cyclists there are plenty of amazing rides throughout Nevada City and beyond. We've asked…
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Nevada City Bicycle Classic

The Nevada City Bicycle Classic Race raced through the streets of downtown Nevada City for the 51st year in a row.  The 1.1 mile course is considered one of the most challenging one day courses in the US.  Year after year cyclists from around…
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Mountain Bounty CSA

Nevada County has a rich diversity in local farms, Nevada County Grow offers a complete Farm Guide online.  I figured I'd start my farm tour with Mountain Bounty Farm, as the Outside Inn has been the CSA Nevada City pick up location for the…