2020-2021_Nevada County Gold

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An in depth introduction to Historic Nevada County, California including Grass Valley, Nevada City, Penn Valley, Truckee and Sierra County.

Kidding Around

Family Friendly Fun Checklist

Victorian

Christmas

Vacationing with kids can be tricky...they usually have

a pretty good idea what they do and do not want to do.

Here’s a little planning aid for parents (that won’t break

the bank) so everyone can go away happy.

PLAN A FAMILY ADVENTURE

Rent a stand up paddle or

kayak

a

at Mountain Recreation and

head to Scott’s Flat or Rollins

Lake.

Ride the Hoot Trail off the

Pioneer

a

Trail on Highway 20

above Nevada City. Great for all

ages. mtbproject.com

Cruise on a short, flat mountain

abike ride at Hirschman Pond.

bylt.org/trail/hirschman-trail

Take a kid friendly stroll on

the

aIndependence Trail (NC),

Buttermilk Bend Trail (PV) or Deer

Creek Tribute Trail (NC).

See a stunning display of

17,000

a

tulips at Ananda’s Crystal

Hermitage Gardens. April 2021.

crystalhermitage.org

Travel to the South Yuba

River

a

to learn about the history of

the Bridgeport Covered Bridge,

pan for gold, wander wildflower

trails along the river.

southyubariverstatepark.org

Swim at Family Beach and

Kneebone

a

Beach, the most accessible

swimming holes for children.

southyubariverstatepark.org

KID FRIENDLY EVENTS

Family Fun Days 2020.

a

September 12, 2020, December

12, 2020. 10 am–2 pm. Free allday

kids arts experience: face

painting, crafts etc.

thecenterforthearts.org

Event and venue information may be

out of date due to COVID-19. Confirm

details with event organizers by checking

websites or calling for verification.

Truckee River Railroad

a

2020. Many Saturdays or Sundays

July–September 2020. Because of

COVID-19, check website to verify.

truckeedonnerrailroadsociety.com

Free Picnic Pops Concerts.

aNevada County Concert Band at

Pioneer Park in Nevada City.

nccb.org

Nevada City Classic 5K Run/

aFun Walk. Family-friendly event

that includes a 5K run/walk, kids’

activities. nevadacityclassic.com

Movies Under the Pines,

aBackyard Edition. Every Friday

night through September 2020.

Join fellow movie lovers for an

outdoor cinema experience. You

pick the movie and pop the

popcorn, and they’ll show you

how to set up your own Movies

Under the Pines.

nevadacityfilmfestival.com

Pick a pumpkin in October

2020.

a

–Bierwagen’s Pumpkin Patch

(530) 477-5992

–The Haunted Pumpkin Patch

thehauntedpumpkinpatch.com

Safe Trick or Treating.

aOctober 31, 2020, 10 am–1 pm.

A can’t miss for the pre-school

crowd in downtown Grass Valley.

downtowngrassvalley.com

2020 Nevada County

aNutcracker Performances.

Check Facebook, Grass Valley

Nutcracker

2020 Music in the Mountains

aHoliday Concerts. Kids 18 and

under free.

musicinthemountains.org

Cornish Christmas.

aNovember–December 2020. An

old fashioned Christmas Fair;

carolers, jugglers, musicians,

magicians, Santa Claus.

downtowngrassvalley.com

Visit Santa December 2020.

aNevada County Narrow Gauge

Railroad Museum.

ncngrrmuseum.org

Victorian Christmas 2020.

a(Sundays/Wednesdays in

December 2020 before

Christmas) Christmas treats, holiday

music, chestnuts roasting over

an open fire and horse-drawn carriage

rides. Watch for the walking

Christmas tree, Father Christmas

and Victorian Christmas Singers.

nevadacitychamber.com

The Children's Festival. July

a16, 2021. Renaissance Faire for

children with over twenty arts and

crafts tables, strolling minstrels,

face-painters, a bridge-guarding

troll and a life-sized mechanical

dragon. thechildrensfestival.com

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Annual Kid's Trout Derby.

aSpring 2021. Lion's Lake in Grass

Valley, kids through the age of 12.

Free. gvsportsmens.org

KIDS AT PLAY

Swim, Swim, Swim

aPioneer Park Pool (NC), Memorial

Park Pool (GV) or Truckee Donner

Community Pool.

Narrow Gauge Railroad

aMuseum (Nevada City) Ride the

railbus! ncngrrmuseum.org

Visit 49er Fun Park (GV) and

aplay mini golf, ride the go karts,

or hit some homers in the batting

cages. 49erfunpark.com

Western Gateway Bike

aPark in Penn Valley. Visit Nevada

County’s first bike park with bikeoptimized

trails for a wide range

of skills for all ages!

gatewaybikepark.com

Test Your Skills at Grass

aValley Skate park or Truckee

Skate Park.

cityofgrassvalley.com/post/parks;

tdrpd.org/198/Skate-Park

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