2017-2018 Nevada County Gold Magazine 2017-2018_Nevada County Gold Magazine - Page 17

N EVADA COUNTY IS A DELIGHTFUL combination of beautiful scenery and history. It stretches from the foothills into the Sierra Nevada, so exploring will take you from green valleys to craggy peaks, through forests, past streams, rivers and lakes. Discover spring dogwoods, wildflowers, fall maples, snow covered mountains, scenic vistas. Stroll through charming Gold Rush towns such as Nevada City named the 2017 best value town in the west by Sunset magazine, and BaseCamp Grass Valley provides information on putting together a Gold Country Adventure (basecamp.cityofgrassvalley.com). You may want to visit the county’s four state parks, each with its own special history – much tied to the discovery of gold in the late-1840s. And, there are 10 museums to explore. Nevada County is also home to “California’s Most Beautiful Fairgrounds,” organizations like Music in the Mountains and The Center for the Arts, restaurants that embrace the farm to table concept and a wide variety of entertaining yearly events Visitors can also enjoy the endless opportunities for outdoor activity from mountain biking to snowshoeing to golf, fishing and swimming. Skiers, boaters, hikers, campers are all drawn to this special part of Northern California. WELCOME tO N E VA D A C O U N T Y G O L D . c o m 1 7