, , , , , ,

Top 5 Things to Do with Kids

Contributed by Kathy Spoto
Here are my top five things to do with kids in Nevada County on a sunny day.  First up, pull on your cowboy boots and gallop over to Purpose Ranch.  Wranglers welcome visitors to make friends with 26 rescued horses. Call for best time to visit.
Get on your bike and ride at Nevada County Fairgrounds.  Hilltown living makes learning to ride a bike challenging; but, the benefits extend into your child’s problem-solving abilities. Enter at gate four and bring a helmet.
Commune with nature on Rock Creek Nature Trail. Strap on baby and peace out on this ¾ mile loop of forested bliss.
Be a tourist at the Empire Mine. Take in the century-old gardens while kids toddle along paths. Listen for frogs at the reflecting pool, explore machinery and find the moon rock in the mineral exhibit.
Things to Do with Kids: Nevada City Train Museum
All aboard the NCNG Railroad Museum.  If your preschooler loves everything with wheels, the narrow gage railroad museum is a must see. Trains mixed with eager docents, local history and free admission.
Kathy Spoto is a freelance writer who works for the Northen Gold Parents’ Resource Guide.  Become a fan of the Northern Gold Country Parents’ Resource Guide Facebook page for more local information for families.
© 2013 InnSide Nevada City, photos by Kathy Spoto
7 replies
  1. meg franz
    meg franz says:

    we go to the fairgrounds ALL the time to practice bike riding with our little ones. it’s flat and perfect for learning. 🙂

    Reply

Trackbacks & Pingbacks

  1. […] their favorite part was, “the rapids, seeing the fish and eating cookies.”    Click here for a past Outside Inn blog post about some great local activities for kids.  What’s your […]

  2. […] their favorite part was, “the rapids, seeing the fish and eating cookies.”    Click here for a past Outside Inn blog post about some great local activities for kids.  What’s your […]

  3. […] their favorite part was, “the rapids, seeing the fish and eating cookies.”    Click here for a past Outside Inn blog post about some great local activities for kids.  What’s your […]

Leave a Reply

Want to join the discussion?
Feel free to contribute!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *