Harmony Ridge Lodge
18883 Highway 20, Nevada City, California, 95959, United States
More about Nevada City
The Courthouse in the back, behind snowy trees
Inside the courthouse
Nevada County Courthouse
Firehouse #1 Museum (White Building on Left)
Travel Tips for Nevada City
You should walk around and...
You should walk around and view the wonderful shops. There are many historic sites, dating from the gold rush days. Its a beautiful little town, surrounded by the beautifully forested Tahoe National Forest. Autumn is lovely here too. The people in Nevada City are friendly, love to party, and love their parades. Whenever I leave I miss the forest.
The National Hotel
The National Hotel is the oldest continuously operated hotel west of the Rocky Mountains. The hotel actually consists of four building that were built from 1854 to 1857. Its historic architecture is enjoyable.
The National Hotel is located at:
211 Broad Street
Nevada City, CA 95959
Phone: (530) 265-4551
Their website is:
The National Hotel
GOLD IN THEM THAR CARTS
One of the best preserved tools of the trade in the 1850's Gold Country is a gold cart that sits in a small square on Broad Street, in Nevada City. Benches are in the square to sit and relax in the shade of the pine trees. One of the many items on display that came from the 1850's is a gold cart that travelled on iron tracks. At least, I am sure they wanted to call it a gold cart, but many a time, I presume, it was most likely just a rock cart.
South Yuba Trail
The twelve-mile long South Yuba Trail caries hikers, mountain bikers, and horseback riders through historic foothill river canyons. Here the natural scenery of the foothills can be enjoyed. However, evidence of the California Gold Rush still remains along the trail. The impacts of destructive hydraulic mining are evident. A few swimming holes are located along the South Yuba River. The river conditions do vary, so some caution should be exercised.
If you are interested in...
If you are interested in hiking, you should plan a visit to the Yuba River! There are several places where you can start your hike. And then you can walk, walk, walk.... Be aware of the poison ivy though! The best time of the year is the summer. When it is hot enough, a refreshing dip into the river is mostly recommendable. I will look for a picture to add to this suggestion! :-)
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