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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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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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Chinese New Year Parade

Happy Chinese New Year, welcome to the year of the horse.  Over 100 years ago the Chinese pioneers celebrated the New Year with a parade down Broad Street. CATS is excited to bring the third annual Chinese Lunar New Year Celebration to Nevada…
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Izzi Tooinsky

Izzi Tooinsky is going to be out entertaining the crowds for Victorian Christmas.  He has a brand new idea for Victorian Christmas called Izzi’s Playshop. Sign your young ones (ages 6-13) up at Treats for a 15 minute exploration of Skill…
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Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween from the Outside Inn, to say this is one of our favorite holidays is a bit of an understatement.  Stop by this evening and check out our haunted pathway, if you dare!  It's a busy night in town, check out the Halloween Parade,…
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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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Empire Mine State Historic Park

Empire Mine State Historic Park in Grass Valley is a great place to spend a couple of hours, whether you're a visitor to the area, a local or attending a wedding.  The park is set in the location of the oldest, largest and richest mine in California.…
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Bierwagen's Pumpkin Patch

Bierwagen's Pumpkin Patch in Chicago Park is a great place to visit in October.  The farm is open every day and has a good selection of big and small pumpkins.  The kids will enjoy the opportunity to run around the field, find their perfect…
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Art OnSite, Deer Creek Tribute Trail

The Art OnSite Deer Creek Tribute Trail art exhibition makes its grand opening this weekend.  If you aren't familiar with the downtown Nevada City walk, now is a great time to go explore, with 8 international artists showcased in the natural…
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The Artist Workshop

The Artist Workshop has moved into their new space on Mill Street and is ready to inspire artists both young and old.  If you're not familiar with the "creative space for all ages" it's time to drop in, whether you're going to paint your own…
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SUP Races at Scotts Flat Lake

If you missed last night's end of the season SUP (Stand Up Paddle Board) race at Scotts Flat Lake, don't worry, just rent a board from Mountain Recreation, throw some drinks in a cooler and bring the kids (and you'll have a similar experience).…
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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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The Children's Festival

The Children's Festival is returning to Nevada City, head to Pioneer Park on Friday, July 19th for either the morning (9am-noon) or evening (5pm-8pm) for some amazing activities, crafts, entertainment and fun.  The lively Renaissance Fair is…
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Gold Country Ultimate Frisbee

Did you know there's an active Ultimate Frisbee league in Nevada County?   The summer season may be almost done, but if you were looking to connect with other ultimate frisbee players check out Gold Country Ultimate Frisbee, pick up games…
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4th of July Parade

Happy 4th of July!  This year's parade was in downtown Grass Valley.  Thanks to Nevada City Chamber of Commerce, Grass Valley Downtown Association and the Greater Grass Valley Chamber for co-sponsoring the event and many thanks to the many…
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Nevada City Soapbox Derby

The Nevada City Soapbox Derby returned to Nevada City today.  Thirty three different cars raced down the half mile course on Nimrod Street, some gaining as much as 40 mph, while others were competing for the art car category and not…
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Food Love Project You Pick Veggies

Nevada City's Food Love Project now offers You Pick Veggies every Tuesday afternoon (between 4:30 and 6:30).  Stop by the farm, located at 16200 Purdon Road, on the Burton Homestead, and learn where your veggies come from.  Farmer Amanda,…
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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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Mini Mania Nevada City Adventure

The 2013 Nevada City Adventure, organized by Mini Mania, was a celebration of all things Mini last Saturday here in Nevada City.  Over 100 cars and 200 enthusiasts took part in the celebration, with ice cream from Lazy Dog and live music by…
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Storybook Character B.E.A.R. Parade

The annual Nevada City B.E.A.R. (Be Excited About Reading) Storybook Character Parade is another fabulous reason why I love our community.  School children marched proudly down Broad Street dressed as their favorite book character to the cheers…
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Biking to Hirschman's Pond

Looking for a fun family friendly activity?  Go check out Hirschman's Pond in downtown Nevada City. The trail head starts at the bottom of Cement Hill Road, a mere mile from downtown Nevada City.  The first 1/2 mile of the trail is wheelchair…