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Local History and Photo Walks

2019!  Here we go for another year.  It’s that time when you turn the page on the calendar (or open up a new one like we did) and you think about new resolutions and all the fun stuff that you can do this year.  So, where do you even begin?  We started by setting dates for two of our favorite recurring events that help motivate folks to get outside and connect with others.  I’m excited to announce the 2019 dates for the Folk Trails Hiking Club Urban Hiking series (in collaboration with both the Outside Inn & Inn Town Campground) and the photo walks with Kial James from Nevada City Scenics.

Folk Trails Hiking Club, for the 3rd year, is continuing the collaboration with the Outside Inn/Inn Town Campground for a monthly hiking series.  We invite history and nature lovers of all-ages to join us on a series of urban hikes through historic Nevada City and its outlying neighborhoods. Led by Jesse Locks, a California Naturalist, founder of Folk Trails Hiking Club and certified in Wilderness First Aid, these hikes are perfect for both residents and visitors looking for a deeper understanding and connection to this beautiful and unique corner of the world.

This is the third year that the organizations have teamed up to host these “micro adventures”. Over the last two years the hikes have attracted hundreds of locals and visitors.

The first walk kicks off this Thursday, January 10th.  For a round up of the series, check out our local hikes page over on the Inn Town Campground’s website.

January 10 @ 3-5pm –  Tribute Trail along Deer Creek (winter on the trail)

February 14 @ 3-5pm – The Hills of Nevada City

March 14 @ 4-6pm – Hirschman’s Pond

April 11 @ 4-6pm – Architecture of Nevada City 

May 9 @ 4-6pm – Trees of Nevada City 

June 13 @ 6-8pm – Prospect Hill, Pioneer Park & Pine Grove Cemetery 

July 11 @ 6-8pm – Tribute Trail along Deer Creek (summer on the trail)

August 8 @ 6-8pm – Forged at the Foundry

September 12 @ 5-7pm – Forest Bathing with special guest leader Wander Pathways

October 10 @ 4-6pm – Fall Colors Walk

Friday, November 1 @ 3:30-6pm – Day of the Dead Hike to Historic Cemeteries co-led with Nevada County Cemetery District’s Matt Melugin

December 12 @ 4-6pm – Holiday Lights Tour and Stories of Christmas’ Past in Nevada County

Secondly, Kial James and I are teaming up for another year of our local photo walks.  We’ve done a whole assortment of fun walks over the last several years (49 Bridge, Buttermilk Bend, Fall Colors, Malakoff Diggins, Inn Town Campground, Smith Vineyard, Riverhill Farm) and have several in the works for this year too.  For a full list of the 2019 photo walk schedule check out the page over on the Inn Town Campground’s website.

Sunday, February 3rd, 3pm

Hirschman Pond, meet at the trail head off Cement Hill Road, additional parking available at the Rood Center across the street.  RSVP not required, but you can share the Facebook event if you want to invite your friends.

Sunday, May 19th, 3pm

Inn Town Campground, 9 Kidder Ct.  Please park outside the campground on New Mohawk and walk into the campground and meet at the Commons.

Saturday, October 12th, 9am

Fall colors in downtown Nevada City, meet at the public parking area at the bottom of Nevada Street across the street from the Deer Creek Inn.

Saturday, December 7th, 4pm

Holiday light photo walk, meet at the Outside Inn, please park in downtown Nevada City and walk to the motel to meet.

I also love sharing photos via Instagram of more life around Nevada City.  If you take a Nevada City picture think about adding #VisitNevadaCity to share your photos on via VisitNevadaCity on Instagram.  Can’t wait to see everyone’s favorite fall trees.  And friendly reminder for those who wanted to enter the TYSA giveaway you have till 5pm to enter for one of eleven prizes!

© 2019 InnSide Nevada City, Photos by Kial James/Nevada City Scenics and Erin Thiem

4 replies
  1. DD
    DD says:

    So excited0– I’ve already calendared everything. Quick question: will the May Inntown Campground photowalk be Sunday May 19th or Saturday May 18?

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