by mountain peaks and lush pine forest, the
village of Graeagle and its nearby communities
lie on the idyllic Mohawk Valley through which
flows the Middle Fork Feather River. Six
pristine golf courses have made the area a
renowned golf vacation destination.
Visitors also come to enjoy a variety of other outdoor pursuits, including hiking, camping, horseback riding, fishing and winter recreation. The area caters to visitors and second homeowners year-round with several fine dining and lodging establishments. It serves as the southern gateway to the county and is only an hour from nearby Truckee and Reno.
Graeagle, a former lumber mill, features a quaint array of identical red buildings that house gift shops and services. The Graeagle Mill Pond is a popular swimming and picnicking site during the summer and is the staging area for the town's annual Fourth of July fireworks display. Arts and crafts fairs held during the summer bring lots of visitors to the town. Other popular yearly events include a Celtic Festival, and antique fair, a kid's fishing derby, a food/wine tasting, and various entertainment staged at the Corner Barn at the junction of Hwys. 89 & 70.
Neighboring Blairsden offers a small retail center and includes the nearby Plumas Eureka Estates residential area. It’s also home to the historic Feather River Inn, a European style chalet built in 1915, currently vacant.
At the base of Eureka Peak, five miles west, is the historic town of Johnsville in the heart of Plumas- Eureka State Park. Johnsville was an early mining town which today contains a few picturesque, unrestored gold rush era structures alongside modern homes. It also features an interesting cemetery, a church that houses a museum and an excellent dinner house, its only commercial establishment.
Eureka Bowl above Johnsville attracts history buffs as well as Nordic and downhill skiers. The site is near the oldest recorded ski racing area in the western hemisphere and hosts the annual Historic Longboard Ski Revival Series races organized by the Plumas Ski Club.
South of Mohawk Valley, the Lakes Basin Recreation Area contains dozens of great fishing lakes, most of them accessible by hiking and horse trails.
Resorts, vacation rentals, motels,
and campgrounds are among
the choices for vacationers throughout the
Graeagle area. The small community of Clio
(to the south) offers nearby lodging and
camping, and is near the residential and resort
developments of Whitehawk Ranch, Valley Ranch
Estates and Mohawk Meadows. East of Clio, on
County Road A-15, is the resort/residential
community of Gold Mountain. The Nakoma Golf
Resort at Gold Mountain is an original Frank
Lloyd Wright design.