Quincy, CA in the fall

Quincy California

Photo by Michael Beatley

A relaxed vibe with an outdoorsy community that knows how to enjoy life

Upon exiting the Feather River Canyon, Highway 70 opens up to the beautiful American Valley with Quincy tucked away at its southern edge. This enchanting, quaint town has a walkable, historic downtown, serves as the county seat, and is the largest community in the county.

The community’s strong commitment to the arts means you’re bound to find gallery openings, performances, or live music on any given weekend throughout the year. To get a sense of Quincy’s quirky, fun-loving side, be sure to visit during the Groundhog Fever Festival in February, the Mountain Harvest Beer Festival in October, or Sparkle in December. Drop by the weekly community market in summer to soak up Quincy’s small-town charm.

Quincy is the closest town to Bucks Lake, a popular destination for year-round outdoor adventures. It also boasts numerous exceptional mountain biking and hiking trails just a short distance from town.

The Takeaway

Stay in Quincy for a convenient hub for exploring South Central Plumas County and to uncover the joys of small-town living.

Also, if you’re looking for a leisurely nature walk close to Quincy try the Feather River Land Trust Leonhardt trail which takes you into the wide-open spaces of American Valley, or walk along the river at Gansner Park. Both also include interpretive signage. 

Pick-up a walking tour brochure at the Plumas County Museum just behind the Courthouse on Jackson Street or download a copy. Stroll the main streets of downtown Quincy, taking in the murals and historical architecture of the buildings.

Quincy Essentials

While Quincy does have quite a bit going on, don’t forget it is still a small town. Be sure to check hours of dining and entertainment options and make sure they’re open before visiting!

  • Population: 5,500
  • Elevation: 3,432 feet
  • Quincy won Yahoo Travels award for “Coolest Small Town” in 2013
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Places to Stay in Quincy

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Quincy Feather Bed Inn is nestled in the Sierra Nevada Mt. range, in the heart of historic downtown Quincy. Steps to restaurants & watering holes.

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Full hook-up RV spaces located in downtown Quincy along the beautiful Feather River quietly amongst the riverbank and tress.

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Has a small-town atmosphere that will refresh your spirit. Enjoy watching the sunset over Spanish Peak from your own porch.

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It’s easy to relax when you are surrounded by this much space and luxury. Our beautifully decorated suites offer all the comforts of home, and more.

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Ada’s Garden Cottages are a gorgeous oasis hideaway in the center of historic downtown Quincy with full kitchens and cozy-custom-artful-architecture.

Quincy

Beautiful treed park with great internet tucked away from Highway 70 in Quincy, with rivers, lakes, and recreation areas not far outside of town.

Keddie

Unrivaled privacy on 5 acres of river. Wake up to coffee on the deck listening to the river, birds and basking in the morning sun.

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Greenhorn Ranch is a premier guest ranch in California’s Northern Sierra offering traditional & contemporary ranch activities.

Quincy

Located in the heart of Plumas County, Quincy California. Easy to find right off the highway with beautiful mountain views. Open 24/7!

Quincy

Located in the heart of downtown Quincy. Walk to shops, restaurants, brewery, and live entertainment. Daily and extended stay rates.

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We’re not a five star accommodation but we are the jewel of the Sierra Mountains. Clean, comfortable and with many amenities.

Upcoming Events in Quincy

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5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
The Drunk Brush
438 Main St (Grover Alley)

Featured artist for the month of March: Suzanne Demartimprey

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6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Quintopia Brewing Co.
541 Main St

Enjoy great beer & food at Trivia every Thursday evening with quizmasters Krissy and Jen. Win your team a round of drinks & prizes from local businesses!

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Quincy
6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Serpillio Hall
204 Fairground Rd

Family skate: 6-8pm, $5 entry, $2 skate rental. Adult skate: 8:30-11pm, $10 entry, $5 skate rental.

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7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Patti's Thunder Cafe
557 Lawrence Street

Doors open at 6:45. Featured performers begin at 7pm, followed by open-mic (sign up before 7). Baked goods & beverages available for purchase.

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Quincy
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
West End Theatre
14 Crescent St

A hilarious night of comedy and truth, celebrating women’s history, and funny females! Performances by four local women, followed by open mic.

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5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Plumas County Fairgrounds

Join the shakers and movers (literally) of Quincy for a night of fun, frolic and unabashed entertainment! The Quincy Star Follies is a family cabaret featuring local folks.

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7:00 pm
Johnsville Historic Ski Bowl

Moonlight Skiing and Snowboarding at your own risk (as snow and moonlight conditions allow) with live DJ sets. $10 admission.

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6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Quincy Veteran's Hall
274 Lawrence St.

Spend an evening doing Contra Dance, a form of folk dancing made up of long lines of couples– with live music + calling from local musicians Leslie Mink and JJ&K. AGES 10+

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West End Theatre
14 Crescent St

With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone’s hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City.

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Quincy
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Patti's Thunder Cafe
557 Lawrence Street

Doors open at 6:45. Featured performer begins at 7pm, followed by open-mic (sign up before 7). Baked goods & beverages available for purchase.

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Quincy
6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Serpillio Hall
204 Fairground Rd

Family skate: 6-8pm, $5 entry, $2 skate rental. Adult skate: 8:30-11pm, $10 entry, $5 skate rental.

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Quincy
12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
50 Church St

Get your sillies out at Quircus’ 4th annual World Circus Day Celebration! This event is free to attend. Come and enjoy some cotton candy, face painting, and circus arts!

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West End Theatre
541 Main St

Feather River College presents the award-winning tale of Tevye the Dairyman, and his family’s struggles in a changing Russia.

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Quincy
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Patti's Thunder Cafe
557 Lawrence Street

Doors open at 6:45. Featured performer begins at 7pm, followed by open-mic (sign up before 7). Baked goods & beverages available for purchase.

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The Lost Sierra

Participating artists come from far and wide to spend a week painting the Lost Sierra from life. Don’t miss the Artist Street Fair on Saturday the 25th in downtown Quincy.

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Plumas County Fairgrounds
204 Fairground Road

A family-friendly music festival with an eclectic lineup of more than 50 performers on four daytime stages and in four late-night venues.

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Plumas County Fairgrounds
204 Fairground Road

The Fair will include the carnival, the livestock show and auction, and special surprises for 2024.

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Quincy
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Downtown Quincy
Main Street

Floats, music, clowns, horses, emergency vehicles and more!

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Quincy
11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Rugged Roots Farm
501 Crescent St

Pumpkins, produce, festive snacks, kids activities, live music, and beverages.

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Quincy
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Plumas County Fairgrounds
204 Fairground Road

Beer, Music, Food, Fall Colors and FUN!

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Quincy
3:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Downtown Quincy
520 Main Street

Trick-or-treating with our local businesses.

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Quincy
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Downtown Quincy
520 Main Street

Late night shopping and dining, live entertainment, free pictures with Santa, a Light Parade and the traditional Christmas tree lighting.

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Dining & Entertainment in Quincy

Quincy469 Main Street
530-283-3402
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Movies show on Fri., Sat., and Monday at 7 pm. Sunday at 4 pm

Quincy2043 E Main Street
530-927-9536
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Ice cream, sundaes and shakes plus an ideal spot for a quick bite including burgers, sandwiches, hotdogs and fries.

Quincy437 Main St (in Grover Alley)
530-283-0300
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Local favorite! Serving deli & hot sandwiches & homemade soups. Check their Facebook for daily specials. “We’re tucked away, but worth the look!”

Quincy91 Bradley St
(530) 283-4735
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A sweet temptation of yummy chocolates, complete scratch bakery, full espresso bar, and unique gifts.

Quincy557 Lawrence Street
530-283-3300
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Warm, cozy, friendly, and delicious food. Great service. The place to be for breakfast or lunch, or hanging out enjoying a coffee.

Quincy269 Main St
530-283-3528
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Healthy and flavorful bakery and deli foods often made with local ingredients. A perfect picnic supply stop!

Quincy60 Main Street
(530) 280-2780
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A family-oriented taproom serving a variety of paninis, appetizers, and NA beverages along with 12 rotating taps to include wine, seltzers, and cider.

Quincy231 Main Street
(530) 363-7664
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Family owned and based Pizzeria serving neapolitan style pizza, wings, toasted subs, salads, beer and wine with indoor & outdoor dining options!

Quincy541 Main Street
(530) 283-1956
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A traditional black box theatre offering an intimate space and cutting-edge design for first-rate community theatre and live music.

Quincy438 Main Street
(530) 283-9380
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An upscale wine bar with a down home feel, where everybody knows your name. We also serve imported and domestic beer by the bottle.

Quincy1730 E. Main St.
(530) 283-3338
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A perfect blend of diverse culinary traditions, offering Chinese, Mexican, and American cuisine, served all day. Previous owners of Paradise Grill.

Quincy541 Main St
(530) 289-6530
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Taproom in downtown featuring beer from Quincy’s only brewery. Modern pub food and easy-drinking beer styles that appeal to everyone.

Quincy1735 E Main St
530-283-1633
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Sierra Bella is available for groups, special events, parties and league bowling. Open Wed-Sun, 12 Noon-until 9:00PM (10:00pm Fri/Sat).

Shopping in Quincy

Quincy531 Main Street
(530) 283-2266
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Office Supplies, Full print, copy and fax services, Art Supplies. Quincy Souvenirs – T Shirts, sweatshirts, hats , magnets Gifts Gift

Quincy525 Main Street
(530) 283-3402
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Art gallery featuring local and regional artists. Pottery, photography, paintings, jewelry, fabric art and greeting cards. Plus many local events.

Quincy11 Lindan Avenue
(530) 836-4668
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Locally owned, Mountain Mattress offers box store selection & prices, including furniture, bedding accessories & local crafts. 2 locations in Plumas.

Quincy2335 E.ain Street
(530) 283-5000
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Parts and service for most outdoor adventure machinery, including Snow Mobiles, Quads ,ATV’s, Dirt Bikes, Chainsaws, Landscape Machinery. UHAUL Rental

Quincy91 Bradley St.
(530) 283-4735
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A sweet temptation of yummy chocolates, complete scratch bakery, full espresso bar, and unique gifts.

Quincy173 Lawrence St.
(530) 551-2626
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Gallery gift shop featuring local artists including leatherworks, furniture, collectibles, soaps and lotions, and so much more!

Quincy467 Main St.
(530) 283-1033
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We are a small boutique featuring affordable gifts for bath, home and garden. Many are locally made, inspired by nature, with creative packaging.

Quincy383 Main Street
(530) 283-0404
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We are a family owned and operated business offering Toys, Games, Boutique Children’s Clothing and Hand Scooped Ice cream.

Quincy1947 Lee Road
(530) 283-0924
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Full line of construction supplies , hardware and lumber

Quincy1735 E Main Street
(530) 283-1633
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Available for groups, special events, parties and league bowling. Open Wed-Sun, 12 Noon-until 9:00PM(10:00pm Fri/Sat).

Quincy550 Crescent Street
(530) 283-2426
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Full service bike shop, shuttle service, bike rentals, trail maps, local trail knowledge, cycling accessories and apparel.

Quincy411 Main Street
(530) 283-4545
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We are a small business out to make a big difference! Quincy Pharmacy is your local, full-service pharmacy. We also offer unique gifts.

Quincy1715 Main Street
(530) 283-2706
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Locally owned groceries and supplys specialising in organic foods of all types, exstensive beer & wine selctions. Open 7 days a week 8:00AM to 9:00PM.

Quincy367 Main Street
(530) 616-0230
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Custom Picture Framer, Professional Portrait Photographer. Large Format Printer for your limited edition giclee prints, and we also carry art supplies

Places to Visit Near Quincy