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Fall/Winter Activities

When you feel the need for nature’s recharge, and desire soaking in stunning vistas, Sierra County welcomes you with a widely diverse landscape, all within a short drive to California’s second smallest county. With its lush, gorgeous forest environment, and cabins and inns tucked into the hills along the banks of the Yuba and Downie Rivers, consider a visit to all four jewels of Sierra County during winter. Your first Sierra County winter-time visit might start with the small town vibe of historic Downieville, which is the perfect place to visit for an exciting weekend full of outdoor fun and activities. And all within just the right distance from Sacramento, Reno, or Grass Valley & Nevada City. The second jewel of the county is Sierra City, which can be the start of winter adventure in the form of snowmobiling, snowshoeing, cross country skiing and more! We are in the Tahoe National Forest after all, so expect frequent winter snows, perfectly blended with the enjoyably crisp mountain air. Third and forth on our list, both a short drive from Reno/Tahoe is Sierraville and Loyalton where the valley’s views stretch for miles! Set against a backdrop of fluffy clouds and fields speckled with cows, this truly is a wonderous driving adventure. Whether you’re visiting the Sierra Hot Springs, or one of the local resorts, late Fall and Winter are a perfect time of year to visit these Sierra County jewels.