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Nevada City Chamber of Commerce
Grass Valley Chamber of Commerce/Events
Weather-Road Conditions

Activity Links:
Nevada City Winery
Indian Springs Vineyards
Empire State Historic Park/Gold Mine
Malkoff Diggings State Park & Gold Mine

Planning a Reunion? Try these links:
http://family-reunion.com/index.htm
www.familyreuniontips.com

Weather Links:
Nevada City Weather
www.weatherforyou.com
Road Conditions
www.dot.ca.gov/hq/roadinfo/mtnhwys.htm
Tahoe Snow and Weather Report
www.fs.fed.us/r5/tahoe/recreation/snowreport.shtml

California Fire Incidents:
cdfdata.fire.ca.gov/incidents/incidents

Hiking, Biking, Swimming & Rafting:
Yuba River Rafting
www.rivertrip.com/yuba.html
Nevada County Parks  
www.mynevadacounty.com/VisRecParks/index.cfm
South Yuba River State Park
parks.ca.gov/default.asp?page_id=496
Nevada County Bike Trails
Bicyclist of Nevada County (BONC) Trail Guides
Hiking Trails
http://www.ncgold.com/Recreation/hiking.html

Kid Friendly Hiking & Swimming:
DEER CREEK MINER'S TRAIL: Nevada City near
Broad, Boulder and Sacramento Streets. Relive the
experiences of 49ers, 15 to 30 minutes.

ROCK CREEK: Off Hwy. 20 on Conservation Camp
Rd, six miles east of Nevada City. Less than a mile,
brochure at site.

SIERRA DISCOVERY TRAIL: Hwy. 20 out of Nevada
City to Bowman Lake Road. PG&E community
service project, less than one-mile loop, interpretive
signs, waterfall, restrooms, picnic area with
barbecue on Bear River.

BRIDGEPORT  Hwy. 20 out of Grass Valley to Penn
Valley, right on Pleasant Valley Road, then eight
miles. Buttermilk Trail 1.25 miles each way, fairly
flat, favorite spring wildflower hike, access to
swimming holes, information at ranger station.   
Great swimming area.

INDEPENDENCE TRAIL  Off Hwy 49 just North of
Nevada City is a remarkable trail which provides
wheelchair access to nearly five miles of the Yuba
River Canyon.  Great for young children as it is
stroller friendly.  The trail features waterfalls, scenic
vistas, and a gentle switchback descent to a
mountain stream on a wooden flume.  Outhouses
with full wheelchair access are located at several
points along the trail.

miles on Hwy 49 towards Downieville at the
confluence of the Yuba River and Oregon Creek, old
play area for the hesitant swimmer as well as slow
rapids for the older kids, easy water access.  Good
spots fill early.

FEBRUARY
Mardi Gras
Nevada City Chamber of Commerce.
Masquerade Ball
530-265-2692, 800-655-NJOY,
Mardi Gras

MARCH
Wildflower Walking Tour
led by park docents Bridgeport.Easy walks along the
South Yuba River provide spectacular views and
dazzling in this area.Wildflower seeds for sale.Free
event and all ages are welcome. Comfortable shoes,
water and camera recommended.Every Sat & Sun at
11:00 a.m. through Memorial Day Weekend. 17660
Pleasant Valley Rd. Penn Valley, CA. Call
530-432-2546. Free event.
Wildflower Guide

Spring Fling Downtown Grass Valley

APRIL
Spring Festival
South Yuba River,
Bridgeport State Park

Car Show
Grass Valley

MAY
Garden Tour
Soroptimist International of the Sierra Foothills  
Annual Garden Tour. The tour is of  private gardens in
the majestic Sierra Foothills of Grass Valley and
Nevada City.  Always the weekend after Mother's Day  
(530) 273-7989 for tickets

Sierra Festival of the Arts
Memorial Weekend
Weekend thru Labor Day Weekend South Yuba River
State Park SYRSP, Bridgeport, 17660 Pleasant Valley
Rd., PV. Every Sat., & Sun., 11am. 432-2546,
ncgold.com/Museums_Parks/syrp

JUNE
Music in the Mountains
Nevada County Fairground.
www.musicinthemountains.org
Nevada City Bicycle Classic

Pioneer Classic Car Show
Nevada City Lions Club & Nevada County
Mustangers. Pioneer Park, Nimrod St.

Hot Summer Nights The annual Summer Nights in
Nevada City celebration, an outdoor festival of art and
music, will be held three Wednesday evenings in July.
4th of July Parade - Nevada City Chamber of
Commerce. Downtown NC and fireworks at the
fairgrounds
July 4th Parade

AUGUST
Nevada County Fair

SEPTEMBER
Draft Horse Classic at Nevada County Fairgrounds
Draft Horse Classic & Harvest Fair

OCTOBER
Fall Colors  Download PDF Brochure

NOVEMBER
COUNTRY CHRISTMAS FAIRE:  Always Friday through
Sunday following Thanksgiving.  Begin your holiday
season with a small-town glimpse of Christmas at
the annual Country Christmas Faire. Rated as one of
the top handcrafted shows in Northern California, the
Faire features unique gifts from more than 100 top
artisans.
HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE
EMPIRE MINE STATE
HISTORIC PARK.STATE

DECEMBER
Victorian Christmas-Nevada City
Cornish Christmas-Grass Valley
Candlelight Tours of Historic Inns Tours
Fairgrounds
11228 McCourtney Rd
GrassValley
265-5551

Nevada City
Farmers Market
Every Saturday
Farmers Market
Nevada City
Downtown Association
31. Union St. (alley)
June 13 thru October
Jun-Aug, 8am-noon,
Sep-Oct, 9am-1pm.
470-8642.
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