Nevada City in running for Outside magazine’s “best towns” list

“Picking the contestants for our sixth annual Best Town Ever contest wasn’t easy,” according to Outside magazine.” We looked for places with great access to trails and public lands, thriving restaurants and neighborhoods, and, of course, a good beer scene—all while excluding the winners and runners-up from the past three years to make room for hidden gems, underdogs, and towns on the rise.

And Nevada City CA is a finalist.

Who will advance in the tournament? The first five rounds of voting will last five days each, starting on April 25, 2016 (12 a.m. EST). You may vote once per round per matchup. The winners will advance until only two towns remain (May 20, 2016). The winner will be the town with the most votes on May 27.

You can vote here.

As for Nevada City, Outside magazine writes: “The main street of this Gold Rush turned New Age town looks much as it did in the mid-19th century. The nearby forks of the Yuba and Feather Rivers and the singletrack lining them are considered some of the Sierra’s best.”

“For alpine pursuits, Sugar Bowl and Royal Gorge ski areas are a mere 40 miles away, as is the cragging on Donner Pass. The town also plays host to the annual Wild and Scenic Film Festival and the Nevada City Classic, the country’s second-oldest bike race.”

(Photo: Dave McLellan)

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