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

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

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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.

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

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

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

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

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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.

Upcoming Events in Quincy

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Dramaworks Rehearsal Space
20 Crescent St

Register your kis for this summer art program with Plumas Arts in downtown Quincy!

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

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

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10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Dame Shirley Plaza
570 Main St

Quincy Saturday Market monthly June – September. Over 40 vendors. Free face painting and food.

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Plumas Sierra County Fairgrounds
204 Fairground Rd.

A weekend of bluegrass, folk, jazz & more! Square dancing too! Camp, eat, drink, and dance to top West Coast musicians. Fast becoming a top festival in the region.

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10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Dame Shirley Plaza
570 Main St

Quincy Saturday Market monthly June – September. Over 40 vendors. Free face painting and food.

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6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Town Hall Theatre
469 Main Street

Plumas Arts will show films chosen from this year’s diverse film offerings at the ​Wild & Scenic Environmental Film Festival based in Nevada City, CA. Concessions at event.

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Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds
204 Fairground Road

Join Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship for four days of festivities, including trailbuilding, locally led adventures, live music, camping, food trucks, skating parties & more

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Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrouds

Something for everyone in the family—camping, live music, a gamut of mountain adventures, trail building, adventure films, food trucks, a beverage garden and, more fun!

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3:00 pm
Quincy Cemetery

Tour the historic Quincy Cemetery featuring character reenactments! Followed by a catered dinner at the Morrison Barn.

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

Beer, Music, Food, Fall Colors and FUN!

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

Trick-or-treating with our local businesses.

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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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1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Courthouse Lawn
520 Main St

Will Chuck Wood see his shadow?! Vote for your favorite chili, browse local vendors, the infamous BACH auction, and more.

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Dining & Entertainment in Quincy

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!”

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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).

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.

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.

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!

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!

Shopping in Quincy

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

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.

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

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.

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(530) 284-0840
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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.

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

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

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).

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

Places to Visit Near Quincy