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Things to Do

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Plumas County Events

Chester
Chester Park
Willow Street off of Main Street

Time for some frolic and fun in Chester Park! *Open: Fridays 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm Saturdays 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm Sundays 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm +Special Holiday Hours

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Mineral
1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Lassen Volcanic National Park

Snowshoe with a Lassen Park Ranger on the weekend! Snowshoe hikes begin promptly at 1:30 pm at the visitor center and are approximately two hours long.

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Quincy
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
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Main Street Artists Gallery
436 Main St

Erik Weber memorial show plus partial group show for the month of March. Appetizers and refreshments provided opening night.

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Quincy
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Plumas Arts Gallery
525 Main St

Photography by Bruce Titus will be featured in the gallery for the month of March. Appetizers and refreshments provided opening night.

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Quincy
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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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
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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Blairsden-Graeagle
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Johnsville Historic Ski Bowl

Don’t miss this 150+ year tradtion. 1860’s style 9-16′ wooden ski races in historic attire. $20 to race, free to attend.

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Quincy
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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Quincy
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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Quincy
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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Quincy
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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Canyondam
9:00 pm – 1:00 am
Plumas Pines Resort
3000 Almanor Drive

This talented trio brings a delightful blend of classic country and classic rock to the stage, creating an atmosphere of toe-tapping rhythms and soulful melodies.

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Chester
12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Chester Park
Willow Street & Meadowbrook Loop

The Maidu Summit Consortium is hosting The Big Time Logging Jamboree. Join us at Chester Park and take part in or cheer on 10 competitive logging categories.

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Portola
6:30 am – 3:00 pm
Portola, CA
35 Third Ave

Hosted in the wide-open and high North Eastern Sierra Nevada Mountains, the Lost and Found Gravel Festival is a grand bike ride and festival celebrating mountain life.

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Chester
7:00 am
101 Meadowbrook Loop

The Mile High 100 is a wonderfully scenic century, metric century, and half metric century event in its 41st year for 2024!

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Canyon Dam
6:00 am
Canyon Dam Boat Launch

Almanor Fishing Association, local guides and fishermen will be hosting the 6th Veterans. Along with a day on the water, every Veteran receives a t-shirt commemorating the day

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Chester
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Collins Pine Lawn
500 Main Street

Admission is free allowing you to save your precious dollars to support artisans that put their heart & souls on the line to create something original. Food vendors at event.

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Lake Almanor
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Lake Almanor Country Club
600 Clifford Drive

A night of music with dancing, raffle prizes for children and adults. $10/per car.

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Lake Almanor
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Lake Almanor Country Club
600 Clifford Drive

A night of music with dancing, raffle prizes for children and adults. $10/per car.

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Clio
White Sulphur Springs Ranch
2200 Hwy 89

Matt Axton’s five-piece band from Tahoe City returns to provide entertainment described as a mixture of folk, country, and rock. Tri-tip BBQ with all the trimmings.

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Quincy
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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Chester
10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Chester Park

Elks hosts the annual Crafts Fair and Barbecue at Chester Park. Hot dog or polish dog, chips and soda for $10:00. Draft Beer or Wine $5.00

Taylorsville
1:00 pm
Tayorsville Rodeo Grounds
45 Genesse Road

Silver Buckle Rodeo starts 1 pm. Beer booth and cookhouse open daily.

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Chester
8:00 am – 11:00 am
Elks Lodge
Main Street

Join us before the parade for our Annual 4th of July Breakfast. We will be serving pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, juice, coffee and serving Bloody Mary’s to those over 21.

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Taylorsville
7:00 am – 11:00 am
Indian Valley Museum
4288 Cemetry Street

Annual Cowboy Breakfast of all-you-can-eat scrambled eggs, ham, pancakes, orange juice, milk, & coffee from where you can watch the Taylorsville 4th of July Parade.

Chester
11:00 am
Collins Pine Park to Chester Meadow

Join our annual 4th of July celebration starting with this year’s 4th of July Parade. Line-up early, and enjoy the parade along with shops and sights on Main Street.

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9:00 pm
Lake Almanor

The 4th of July Fireworks show over Lake Almanor is a 25+ year tradition. The show is shot from the tip of the Peninsula and brings a spectacular end to a day of celebrations.

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Lake Almanor
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Lake Almanor Country Club
600 Clifford Drive

A night of music with dancing, raffle prizes for children and adults. $10/per car.

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Lake Almanor
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Lake Almanor Country Club
600 Clifford Drive

A night of music with dancing, raffle prizes for children and adults. $10/per car.

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Lake Almanor
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Lake Almanor Country Club
600 Clifford Drive

A night of music with dancing, raffle prizes for children and adults. $10/per car.

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Quincy
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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Lake Almanor
4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Lake Almanor Country Club Rec 1 Picnic Area

Fundraiser hosted by our dedicated group of volunteers. Funds support our newsletter, fish rearing cage program, local scholarships and CHS Limnology Lab when needed.

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Lake Almanor
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Lake Almanor Country Club
600 Clifford Drive

A night of music with dancing, raffle prizes for children and adults. $10/per car.

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Lake Almanor
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Lake Almanor Country Club
600 Clifford Drive

A night of music with dancing, raffle prizes for children and adults. $10/per car.

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Lake Almanor

Spend the day celebrating the birds that make Lake Almanor so special, Western and Clarks Grebes. Join Plumas Audubon for kayak and pontoon boat tours, bird walks, and more!

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Lake Almanor
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Lake Almanor Country Club
600 Clifford Drive

A night of music with dancing, raffle prizes for children and adults. $10/per car.

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Lake Almanor
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Lake Almanor Country Club
600 Clifford Drive

A night of music with dancing, raffle prizes for children and adults. $10/per car.

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Lake Almanor
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Lake Almanor Country Club
600 Clifford Drive

A night of music with dancing, raffle prizes for children and adults. $10/per car.

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Lake Almanor
10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Lake Almanor Country Club
501 Peninsula Drive

The Courage Triathlon is a 2.8 mile run, 6.4 mile bike, 3.1 mile kayak. It can be done as a team of 3 or solo. come join us for a fun & inspiring experience!

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Lake Almanor
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Lake Almanor Country Club
600 Clifford Drive

A night of music with dancing, raffle prizes for children and adults. $10/per car.

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Lake Almanor
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Lake Almanor Country Club
600 Clifford Drive

A night of music with dancing, raffle prizes for children and adults. $10/per car.

Learn more
Lake Almanor
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Lake Almanor Country Club
600 Clifford Drive

A night of music with dancing, raffle prizes for children and adults. $10/per car.

Learn more
9:00 am
Sierra Valley: Vinton, Beckwourth, Sierraville, Loyalton

The art and ag communities of Plumas and Sierra Counties invite you to spend an awesome autumn day enjoying the history, culture, and bounty of Sierra Valley.

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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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Shopping in Plumas County

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

Chester168 Main St.
(916) 258-2100
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Featuring Polywood Outdoor Patio Furniture. Made in the USA & 20 Year Warranty. Umbrellas, Firepits, Home & Lake Decor, Bears & Custom Wood Signs.

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.

Chester357 Main
530-258-4543
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Custom floral arrangements, gifts, plants, and tuxedo rental located in mid town Chester.

Chester181 Main Street
530-260-2421
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Women’s clothing for the stylish! Great seasonal selections along with jewelry, shoes, hats and more!

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.

Chester632 Main
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A potter for 30+ years, Tom signature style is a piece with graceful lines adorned with “Prehistoric” texturing and crystalline glazing.

Chester278 Main St.
(530) 258-2150
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Indie bookstore with classics to new releases, art gallery and gifts. Grab coffee, breakfast, lunch at Cravings while browsing! It’s the best!

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

Chester138 E. Willow St
(530) 258-2424
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Gather Home has everything for your aesthetic needs for home and entertaining! Table Top – Gifts – Interior Decor – Furniture!

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

Chester123 Main St
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Hand poured candles, small batch soaps, bath and body products, leather goods, jewelry and socks. Something for everyone! Custom orders encouraged.

Greenville19406 Highway 89, Box 245
(530) 284-6313
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Incorporated in 1980, Rileys Jerky is produced locally in Greenville , CA . 7 tantalising flavors. Available on site, online & select retail outlets.

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).

Chester168 Main Street
530-258-2100
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Surfs up at Almanor Wake Sports that has the latest in water sports items and apparel including the newest “toy,” Soul Craft Boarding.

Canyon Dam3000 Almanor Dr West
(530) 259-4343
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Our store offers a little bit of everything. We have PPR souvenirs, snacks, beer, wine, fishing tackle or any last-minute camping essentials

Chester417 Main Street
(530) 258-3955
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Mountain hardware store. Excellent customer service & friendly staff. Home décor & appliances. Trusted brands-Stihl, Weber, Traeger, Ben Moore paint.

Lake Almanor430 Peninsula Drive
(530) 596-3348
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We are your one stop for lake fun. We offer authentic cabin rentals too top of the line boat rentals.

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.

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.

Chester680 Main Street
530-258-2212
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Packed with everything from furniture to house gadgets, this thrift store offers lots and lots of items at great prices.

chester632 Main Street
530-258-2525
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A wide variety of pet supplies are offered by owner Michele, who has over 35 years of experience with animals. T-F 10-5pm; Sat 10-4pm.

Chester189 Main Street
530-258-2032

Historic Olde Town Corner Store, built in 1912, is now a one stop convenience store. Beverages, snacks and food, and an old town gas station as well.

Crescent Mills15771 Hwy 89
(530) 284-6016
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Since 1985 The place to find Unique Treasures ,gifts & keepsakes in beautiful Indian Valley!

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.

Chester131 Main Street
(530) 258-3010
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A unique shopping experience of curated home decor collections, accent furniture, jewelry and gifts. Celebrating life with all things beautiful.

Taylorsville4316 Thompson St.
(805) 729-6563
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Family-Friendly Flower Farm offering Farm Stand, Dwarf Dairy Goats, Classes, Wedding Blooms, and general good vibes. Come enjoy the good life with us!

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!

Chester149 Main Street
(530) 258-2338
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A friendly outdoor shop that is passionate about getting folks in the outdoors. We carry a variety of FUN! Bicycles, Hobie Kayaks and SUP.

Chester208 Main St
(530) 258-3327
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Big selection of Lake Almanor-Chester & Butt Lake Apparel for all family members. Large inventory of Fishing, camping, hunting, & marine supplies.

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

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.

Chester300 Main Street, Suite B
530-258-2275
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Cabin & lake house decor, clothing for men, women & children. Lazy One jammies & robes too. Children’s games and books.

Chester539 Main Street
(530) 259-4295
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Fresh produce, deli sandwiches, smoothies, milkshakes and homemade pies.

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.

Chester607 Main Street
530-258-2600
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Such talent in the great Lake Almanor basin, local artisans and crafters share their wares for locals and guest to bring home that unique piece.

Chester220 Main Street
530-280-0767
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Mercantile, old & new home decor, gifts and repurposed items. Great coffee & old fashioned milkshakes. DIYers & gift giving folks you’ll find it here!

Chester201 Main Street
530-258-2611
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Your local one-stop-shop! From paint and chainsaws, to fishing and hunting supplies. Serving the Lake Almanor community for over 75 years.

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.

Traveler Guides & Inspiration

We’ve pulled together some ideas and resources to help you effortlessly plan your visit to Plumas County.

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Waterfalls, Wildflowers, and Wildlife

If you love birding, waterfall hikes, and wildflowers without the crowds, this four day road trip will take you from one end of the Lost Sierra to the other. Plumas County is beautiful all year-round but late spring and early summer offer some incredible nature-based experiences for the intrepid traveler.
Burney Falls in Northern California
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Where to See Fall Colors in Northern California

In early October, the leaves in Plumas County begin transforming to create stunning natural beauty. From creek beds to mountaintops, vibrant leaves contrast brilliantly against the dark green pines and firs that dominate the landscape. We’ve pulled together the best routes that offer an abundance of color and adventure. Our fall foliage guide gets you off the beaten path and into the heart of Plumas County.
Fall foliage in Plumas County
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The 9 Best Museums in Plumas County

Highlights of the 9 best museums in Plumas County.
Plumas County Museum
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The Best Lakes in Northern California

With over 100 lakes to choose from, Plumas County offers visitors an opportunity to soak up some of the most beautiful lakes in Northern California. Whether you’re looking to enjoy water sports with a group or relax and unplug on a solo adventure, the diversity of our lakes offers something for everyone. We invite you to unplug and feel the magic of our mountain lakes and the vast forests that surround them.
canoes on lake with sunset
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Spring Weekend Trip Ideas in Northern California

Spring is a wonderful time to visit Plumas County– the valleys are verdant, rivers are rushing, and snow is still on the high mountains. Spring weather is perfect for activities like hiking, birding, wildflower watching, kayaking, and more.
Clouds and reflections on Manzanita Lake
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Summer Vacation Ideas in Northern California

Plumas County is a summer wonderland of outdoor activities with over a hundred lakes, music festivals, world-class hiking, and mountain town events. Plan your perfect summer vacation high in the Sierra Nevada of Northern California.
arrowleaf balsamroot in Northern California
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Winter Weekend Ideas in Northern California

Winter in Plumas County is quiet and magical. The region offers everything from cozy cabins and backcountry skiing to family activities like Christmas tree cutting and holiday events. Beat the crowds at Tahoe and other popular winter destinations for your own serene and charming Lost Sierra seasonal adventure.
A backcountry skier climbing Mt Lassen in Northern California

Outdoor Activities in Plumas County

Places to Visit in Plumas County