Kid Friendly Activities
Kid friendly activities in Nevada City & Grass Valley, Empire Mine, Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum, arts, events, festivals, County Fair, ice cream, swimming holes.
Great kid friendly hikes include: Independence Trail, Buttermilk Bend, Hoot Trail and Deer Creek Tribute Trail. Or take the kids for a mountain bike ride at Hirschman Pond.
Jason Auld, owner of Mountain Recreation, loves taking his 3 kids outdoors during the summer season. “There are great flat water kayaking and SUP as a fun family friendly activity. Short distance backpacking is a great way to get kids outside and blow their minds with nature. Just need to focus on keeping it achievable, fun and interesting. Often you don’t need to hike in more than a mile or two to really feel like your way out there. The less taxing and grueling it is the more the kids will enjoy it.” Click here for information about their rental programs if you want to rent a SUP or kayak.
Perhaps you’re looking for a summer camp, there are still lots of great programs happening, click here for a post from earlier this spring on the Summer Camp Fair, still time to check out the Food Love Farm day camps, Art classes, Fox Walkers or The Center for Arts programs. Perhaps you want to be creative, try stopping byThe Artist Workshop, either for a class or their drop-in open session, and leave with a new art project. While we’re not sure how many of these programs will happen this summer, please bookmark these ideas for future adventures.
There are a lot of great kid friendly events during the summer season: Father’s Day Bluegrass Festival, 4th of July parade, California WorldFest, The Children’s Festival, The Sierra Storytelling Festival or the Nevada County Fair, the Miners Picnic at Empire Mine. Check the organization’s websites for current dates and plans. Please keep them in mind for future summer adventures.
Or try one of the winter events: Wild & Scenic Film Festival, Chinese Lunar New Year Parade, Mardi Gras Parade.
The Visit Nevada City blog, Innside Nevada City, has some great posts on local hikes, cycling, SUP, rock climbing, swimming, and more, so no matter what you want to do while in the Nevada City area, you can find ideas and suggestions.