One of the desirable features of Northern California’s Nevada County is its four distinct seasons. Set against the Tahoe National Forest, our community offers a myriad of year-round recreational opportunities to suit every desire for the great outdoors. You don’t have to go far to indulge in your favorite sport or to discover a new adventure.
With its foothills elevation, Nevada County offers the best of all worlds. There’s a variety of ecosystems including forest, grassland, waterways, and vast natural beauty. For a change in scenery, a short drive takes you to higher elevations with vistas and snow-capped mountains. Spanning approximately 1,400 feet in western Nevada County to over 6,000 feet in Truckee, located on the county’s eastern border, nature is our neighbor. At the heart of it all is the magnificent Yuba River where the Chinook salmon return in the fall from the ocean to their spawning grounds.
From easy bird watching to extreme sports, Nevada County’s diverse landscape has something for outdoor enthusiasts of all ages. The county boasts hundreds of miles of trails plus the opportunity to pan for gold. Experts say there’s still plenty of gold remaining after the famed Gold Rush era.
Our four seasons are each a wonder. Springtime features a rainbow of wildflowers. Summer’s long days beckons boating. Nevada County is a popular fall destination for tourists to see autumn in full color. Most of the deciduous trees in Nevada County were brought by miners who moved here from other parts of the country. For those who like snow, there’s plenty nearby in winter. And for those who like to golf year-round, Nevada County offers that too.
Few places can claim all the numerous activities as Nevada County. A good resource for learning about the various activities is www.gonevadacounty.com.
For those seeking a quality lifestyle, there’s no place like home in Nevada County. It’s the ultimate four season place to live, play and stay.