Plumas County seat, is nestled against the
western slope of the Sierra Nevada range and
tucked at the edge of the lush American Valley.
Recently named one of 2013's top ten "Coolest
Small Towns" by
Yahoo Travel. (And the only one in the
The largest community in Plumas County,
Quincy is located midway between Oroville and
Reno on the Feather River National Scenic Byway
(State Rte 70).
Street is known for its attractive downtown
historic buildings that have been the focus of
preservation and restoration. Many of these are
featured on a self-guided walking tour that
begins at the
Plumas County Museum, located behind the
The four-story courthouse building on Main
Street is the county's most dominant and
impressive structure. Built in 1921, it features
huge marble posts and staircases. Outside,
expansive grassy areas with benches and sitting
areas are a favorite location for local events,
including the Quincy Main Street Sparkle in
This enchanting town features murals and a strong commitment to the arts,
with numerous musical and dramatic events being
staged at the historic
Town Hall Theatre and the newly opened
West End Theatre, both on
Plumas Arts is headquartered in Quincy,
in one of several Main Street galleries that feature changing
displays of work by regional artists. The
galleries host a series of Friday night "Art
Walks" throughout the year.
During October, Quincy's domestic tree-lined streets
and surrounding native deciduous forest produce
an impressive array of fall foliage, making it a
popular hub for "leaf-peepers" who come to
witness the county's fall color show.
Quincy also offers an abundance of services and
shopping opportunities, including an antique
store. Numerous motels, cottages, a bed and
breakfast inn and a variety of restaurants are
ready to accommodate visitors.
Just west of Quincy is Feather River College, a two-year
college set on a hill overlooking the valley. "FRC"
is well- known for its outdoor recreation,
equine studies and natural resource curricula. A
new walking/bike trail connects the college with
Gansner Park and Quincy's bike path.
also is home to the
located on the east side of Quincy, is a
year-round destination for a multitude of
The fairgrounds hosts one of the state's oldest
county fairs each August. The five-day
event, August 8 - 12 in 2012, features what the
residents of Plumas and Sierra Counties have
made, raised or grown, along with a logging
show, rodeo, music and entertainment and the
The grounds and
buildings are available for rental for anything
from weddings and reunions to wine-parings, auto
racing and rodeo. A Children's Faire, the
County Picnic and the start of a series of
events at American Valley Speedway arrive in the
Following close is the
well-loved High Sierra music Festival (www.highsierramusic.com),
with international flavors of music running on
multiple stages July 5 - 8 in 2012, from daylight
until the wee hours.
For more information on the
Quincy area, visit
Quincy Chamber of Commerce or call
530-283-0188 or (877) 283-0188.
Magazine story on Quincy, Sept/Oct 2010