Tributary Whitewater Tours for whitewater rafting

Whitewater Rafting
Tributary Whitewater Tours has been safely guiding California whitewater rafting and American River rafting trips since 1978 and offers something for all levels, from “mild to wild.” The tours include the North Fork of the Yuba River; South, Middle and Forks of the American River; Upper Sacramento River; East Fork of the Carson River; and Truckee River. Tributary Whitewater Tours prides itself on its well qualified and personable staff. For more information, call 800-672-3846 or visit

Railbus Excursions
The Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum is offering regularly scheduled railbus excursions from May 6 until October 31. Passengers may board at either the Museum or the Northern Queen Inn in Nevada City. The 35 minute roundtrip travels along Gold Run Creek, past the Inn Town Campground, and parallels a portion of the original route of the Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad. The railbus operates on Saturdays only, weather permitting.


Nevada City

April Springtime at Ananda
The annual event has become a Northern California tradition, drawing thousands of visitors to see the more than 16,000 tulips and flowering trees, set amid mountain vistas at Ananda Village near Nevada City.

June 18 Nevada City Bicycle Classic
The 57th annual Nevada City Classic is one of the premiere sporting events in the foothills, the largest and oldest bike race on the West Coast, and the second-oldest race in the nation.

Grass Valley

May 6 Grass Valley Car Show
A collection of classics, hot rods, customs, domestics, imports and one-of-a-kind vehicles are on display on Mill and Main Streets, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.


June 2 Auburn Art Walk
Showcases artists who display their work in participating businesses. First Friday of April, June, August and October, 6-9 p.m. Downtown and Old Town Auburn.

Truckee & Lake Tahoe

May 11-12 Amgen Tour of California
Women’s Stage 1 circles Lake Tahoe in a clockwise direction. Stage 2 takes them on Hwy. 89, past Sorensen’s Resort, to Nevada and back to South Lake Tahoe on the Kingsbury Grade — a new route.

Amador County

April Daffodil Hill
Each spring Daffodil Hill explodes with thousands of blooms, attracting visitors from around the world.


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