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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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Things to Do

What to do in Nevada City?  I get this question every day at the Outside Inn and often I ask folks, tell me a little bit more and I can help send you in the right direction.  What I love is that our guests end up getting out and about…
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Spring Flowers

I love spring, while I say that about every season (so many things to do in the summer, fall and winter in our community), one of the things I love about this time of year are the flowers everywhere you turn.  So if you're a flower happy person…
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Buttermilk Bend Wildflower Hike

The wildflowers are starting to bloom along the Buttermilk Bend trail by Bridgeport, South Yuba River.  The docent led walks start today, Saturday, March 7th at 11am and continue every Saturday and Sunday through May 10th.  The 2 1/2 mile…
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Get outside: skiing, hiking, biking and more

Hello January, I've been thinking of writing a blog post about places to go skiing, sledding, snow shoeing and all sorts of other fun winter outdoor fun, but we're currently experiencing a spring fever.  So while we wait for Mother Nature to…
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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 Fishing

Did you know you can go fishing locally year round?  Local fly fishing school owner Ralph & Lisa Cutter stopped by the Outside Inn the other week to say hi and we got an opportunity to chat about some of the local spots for fishing.…
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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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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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Summer Activities: Things to do with Kids

Summer vacation is in full swing 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…
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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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National Trails Day

This Saturday, June 7th is National Trails Day and the Bear Yuba Land Trust has organized lots of events to help encourage folks to get outside and enjoy the trails.  A full list of the day's activities can be found here.  So whether you're…
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Buttermilk Bend Trail, South Yuba River

Buttermilk Bend Trail along the South Yuba River, down at Bridgeport Covered bridge is one of those spring walks you just need to do while the wildflowers are out.  I've promoted the hike here, here, here and here, but finally managed to make…
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Spring in the Foothills

I love spring, while I say that about every season (so many things to do in the summer, fall and winter in our community), one of the things I love about this time of year are the flowers and the smell of spring.  So if you're a flower happy…
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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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Spring Flowers

It's that time of year when the flowers start to bloom and everywhere you turn around town there is a new pop of color.  These flowers were all found within a block of the Outside Inn, so come for a visit (still a few more weeks left of our…
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Things to Do and Winter Specials

Time to plan your winter escape to Nevada City, so I've put together a few itineraries to help you with your trip planning, and make sure you scroll all the way to the bottom for the limited time offer Outside Inn winter special promotion. Couples…
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Wild & Scenic Film Festival

The Wild & Scenic Film Festival is one of the top environmental film festivals in our country and Nevada City and Grass Valley certainly pulled out the welcome mats for the event.  Organized by SYRCL, this year marked the 12th annual event,…
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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…