Spring 2019 Events

Nevada City June 7, July 5 & Aug. 2 Nevada City First Friday ArtWalk A celebration of Nevada City’s diverse mix of galleries, artisan boutiques, retail shops, wine tasting rooms, restaurants and a thriving arts community. Find them on Facebook Grass Valley May 23-26 Strawberry Music Festival June 13-16 Father’s Day Bluegrass Festival June 15-July […]

Summer 2018 Events: Nevada County Fair, Summer Nights, and Shakespeare Festival

Nevada County Fair Held under the shade of tall pine trees in Grass Valley, the Nevada County Fair is held August 8-12. This year’s theme is “Bushels of Fun,” featuring a poster by Kathryn Wronski, whose artwork is featured regularly in our magazine. The fair is the perfect opportunity to listen to live music, eat […]

Events Calendar: Spring 2018

SPRING CALENDAR 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. CrystalHermitage.org Railbus Journeys Ride the completely restored historic Railbus 97 on a 35-minute trip […]

Below the ski belt: Satellite ski towns

“Unless you have a family inheritance, or somehow snagged one of the few affordable rentals, living in a traditional ski town is a less viable option than ever,” observes Powder Magazine. “Unable to afford the old ones, young, adventurous people are making new ones.” Though a little farther from the ski slopes, so-called satellite ski […]

Brissendens of Sorensen’s win Sierra Business Council honors

Editor’s note: John and Patty Brissenden of Sorensen’s Resort this week were named lifetime achievement winners by the Sierra Business Council. “They have owned and operated the iconic Sorensen’s Resort for the past 35 years and have generously supported a wide range of organizations and causes aimed at preserving and restoring the Sierra Nevada.” The […]

Gold Rush towns: Pairing food and wine with winter sports

THOUGH MOUNTAIN RESORTS ARE appealing, some people would rather stay out of the deep snow and take easy day-trips to the slopes. In Colorado, Après Ski Denver now has a following. Here’s a locals’ secret in the Sierra foothills—historic towns such as Nevada City, Grass Valley, Auburn, Sutter Creek and Plymouth are all less congested […]

“A Walk Through Autumn” in the foothills and Sierra

Our region is one of the best places in California to view fall foliage, earning it the name “New England of the West.” Here are some suggestions: HISTORIC HIGHWAY 40 Weather permitting, take an old-fashioned Sunday drive along Old Hwy. 40 from Rocklin to Donner Pass and Truckee instead of Interstate 80. The fall colors […]

Stewards of the Sierra: Meet the owners of Carmel Gallery and Sorensen’s Resort

The President of the United States visited twice this summer to help preserve and protect the Sierra— from Lake Tahoe to Yosemite. When the President is not around, we can count on local business owners, political leaders and community members to help out. Meet some of them: Elizabeth and Olof Carmel Award-winning fine art photographers […]

Sierra Hot Springs: Soaking in the Great Outdoors

IMAGINE SPENDING A WINTRY DAY soaking in a hot springs pool — or sitting in a wood-fired sauna — surrounded by Nature’s beauty. The High Sierra has some impressive spots: GROVER HOT SPRINGS Located four miles west of Markleeville, Grover Hot Springs State Park features a naturally heated hot spring pool, as well as a […]

Sierra Adventures: Get up and go

Spring in the Sierra is a perfect time to enjoy the great outdoors before the summer crowds. Some of our favorite places include: DONNER MEMORIAL STATE PARK A new Donner Memorial State Park Visitor Center opens in June. The new visitor center will replace the existing Emigrant Trail Museum and will feature a state of […]

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