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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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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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Hiking Scotts Flat Lake

Looking for another local hike idea, head out to Scotts Flat Lake and walk the "ramp to ramp" trail.  The 6 mile hike starting at cascade shores (go down Pasquale Road to the PG&E dirt road) and walk the path around the perimeter of…
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Mountain Biking Scotts Flat Trail

Scotts Flat Trail is a swooping 4 mile mountain bike trail that begins near the Old Five Mile House off Hwy 20 down to Scott Flat Lake. It was completed last spring by a group of 40 local volunteers from the Forest Trails Alliance in coordination…
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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…
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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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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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Nevada City Lakes

Nevada City is known for the South Yuba River and all the magical places to cool down and explore, but have you ever considering have a day by the lake?  Within 20-30 minutes of downtown you could be at the shores of Scotts Flat, Lower Scotts…
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Swimming Holes

Time to cool off in Nevada City!  Head to the river, the lake or the pool!  We've done a number of posts on great water activities. Magical spots on the South Yuba River Kayaking on Lower Scotts Flat Lake Stand Up Paddle Boarding at…
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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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Celebration of Life Triathlon Training

Every September for the past 15 years an ever growing number of ladies celebrate life by competing in a women's only sprint Celebration of Life triathlon at Scotts Flat Lake, raising money for the fight against breast cancer.  All proceeds…
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Lower Scotts Flat Lake

If you're looking for a secluded, scenic adventure check out Lower Scotts Flat lake.  We went on an amazing lake adventure only ten minutes from the Outside Inn that is totally secret and beautiful with plenty of wildlife. Lower Scotts Flat…