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

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

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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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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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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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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

Quincy,
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
West End Theatre
541 Main St.

Triple Threat Enterprises and dramaworks invites you to come to the West End Theatre for a delightful, comedy-filled play. Adults $20 and Students $15 + $2.00 processing fee.

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Quincy
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Main Street & More

Join us in Quincy for our annual Norman Rockwell-esque Christmas celebration! Live entertainment, late night shopping, food, a Light Parade and a visit from Santa!

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Quincy
5:00 pm – 12:00 pm
The Drunk Brush
438 Main Street

Join us at the best party of the year! We will be having live music from our friends Smokey & the Groove, performances from Quircus, food from High Sierra Sheep Co., and more!

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Dining & Entertainment in Quincy

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!

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.

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.

Quincy497 Lawrence St
(530) 283-9900
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Pizza, pasta, burgers, baked potatoes, salads and more. Plus a full bar! Enjoy your meal in our outdoor garden in warmer months.

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

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.

Quincy90 E Main St.
(530) 283-0591
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Serving delicious Mexican and American home-cooked dishes all day. Join us for a tasty breakfast, margarita & nachos after work or a full meal!

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Quincy373 Main St
(530) 283-0455
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Feather River Outdoors sells and rents gear for biking, skiing, kayaking, hiking, camping, and more. We also have a full-service bike and ski shop.

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

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.

Places to Visit Near Quincy