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Nevada City

There are so many things I love about living in a small town.  As many of you know through the InnSide Nevada City blog I share my love of Nevada City and the area through photos, and occassionaly a few tid bits of information.  Thanks to…
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Nevada County and Yuba Seasons Calendars

David McKay Photography has just released the new 2014 calendars with images from Nevada City and Grass Valley.  The Seasons of Nevada County calendar captures the Nevada County Fair, Empire Mine, Malakoff Diggins as well as spring, fall and…
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Bridgeport Fall Festival

Contributed by Lenka Vodicka, local photographer and Nevada City blogger Thank you so much for inviting me to share on the Outside Inn Blog! Nevada County has so many wonderful events! One of our favorites happened this past weekend at the…
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Classic Movie Series

  Sierra Cinemas has brought back the Classic Movie Series as a fundraiser for the South Yuba River Park Association.  I've got two tickets to giveaway for the next screening, High Noon, showing at Del Oro on Monday, September 16th…
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Mountain Dog South Yuba River Swimming Hole

Mountain Dog is one of the most asked about swimming holes on the South Yuba River.  Last summer it was named one of the Best of California Swimming Holes in California and guests at the Outside Inn have been looking for directions to the…
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Nevada County Images-Josh Miller Photography

The 7 reasons I love living in Nevada County, By Josh Miller I'd like to welcome a special guests to the Outside Inn's blog, Josh Miller, a local photography whose work I have long admired.  After his photo graced the cover of Nevada County…
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South Yuba River Adventures

TGIF, what your your plans for the weekend?  Summer is in full swing in Nevada City, why not take the kids to the South Yuba River for a great family friendly activity.  These young men took their boogie boards underneath the bridge at…
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South Yuba River

The South Yuba River in Nevada City is a special place.  After a busy month at the Outside Inn helping many guests figure out which river spot was perfect for them (how far do you want to walk, children, how far do you want to drive, etc?),…
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Purdon Crossing Bridge

The Purdon Crossing bridge over the South Yuba River is currently closed and under construction.  The 120 year old bridge at Purdon is a "one of a kind" says Joshua Pack, Principal Civil Engineer for the County.  The bridge was in need…
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South Yuba River

School's out, summer has officially started and it's time to go to your favorite swimming hole on the South Fork of the Yuba River.  The river is one of our favorite recommendations for things to do in Nevada City, regardless of the season,…
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Point Defiance Loop Trail

If you've been to look at the wildflowers at Bridgeport, but would like a slightly more challenging hike, check out the Point Defiance Loop Trail, which starts at the historic covered bridge and heads downstream.  Not as well known as the…
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Wild for the Yuba

Wild for the Yuba at SYRCL’s spring fundraiser is coming to the Grass Valley Vet's Hall on April 20.   The wine and beer tasting event includes tastings from two dozen wineries and breweries, fine food, live music and mingle with your friends…
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Humbug Creek

If you are looking for a different trail to hike, try the Humbug Trail, a three mile gradually descending trail which goes from Malakoff Diggins down to the South Yuba River.  It is forested with fir, cedar, and black oak as it winds down…
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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 16th at 11am and continue every Saturday and Sunday through May 19th.  The 2 mile…
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Hiking along the South Yuba Trail

Because this winter is so sunny, we got out our hiking shoes and went down to the South Yuba River canyon to hike upstream from Edwards Crossing.  The South Yuba River is a treat regardless of the season.   Starting at the Yuba Campground…
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South Yuba River

Nevada City is so blessed to have so many beautiful places in and around our community.  The South Yuba River is a great place to enjoy, regardless of the season.  Bring the kids and take a hike along the South Yuba Trail, or pack a picnic…
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Wild and Scenic Film Festival

The SYRCL Wild and Scenic Film Festival is probably one of my favorite events in Nevada City.  Our small town is transformed into hub of activity, with amazing films, music, art and workshops.  The energy around town is contagious, people…
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Top 10 Reasons why I love Nevada City

Happy New Year's Eve...  Before we get to the winner of our Ultimate Nevada City giveaway I thought it would be fun to list my top ten reasons why I love Nevada City.   The comments on the giveaway were fabulous.  I was in awe of the variety…
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Last Minute Christmas Shopping

Are you a last minute shopper?  Here are a few suggestions on some gift ideas for someone in Nevada City, or someone who'd like to visit the area.  If you can't make it to the last Victorian Christmas today, here are a few suggestions, or…
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Yuba River

The South Yuba River swelled to 17,000 CFS (cubic feet per second) yesterday after the county was hit with a hard winter storm (click here for photos of the excess water at the Outside Inn).  Crowds gathered at several of the river crossings…
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Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving from the Outside Inn!  We are so thankful to call Nevada City our home.   And the winner from the Lazy Dog Chocolateria giveaway is Anna. © 2012 InnSide Nevada City