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Friday, April 19, 2013

Q for A-Z Challenge

Q-Quincy, Calif.

Located north of San Francisco you will find the little town of Quincy, Calif. With less than 1200 residents yet there is activities galore, mostly free and open to all.
Here's a sampling of the top attractions for families in Plumas County:
  • Walking to waterfalls (Frazier and Indian Falls)

Climbing aboard locomotives at the Western Pacific Railroad Museum

  • Miniature golfing in Graeagle and the Lake Almanor area
  • Learning about Native Americans, natural history and survival through the Junior Ranger Program at Lassen Volcanic National Park
  • Paddleboating on the Graeagle Mill Pond

  • Hiking along interpretive nature trails
  • Pony or horseback riding, wagon or sleigh rides
  • Biking the Lake Almanor Recreation Trail or the Portola Riverwalk
  • Panning for gold
  • Exploring the forests on an adventurous ATV or snowmobile tour
  • Ice skating at the rink near Chester Park
  • Climbing to a U.S. Forest Service Lookout
  • Jet skiing at Almanor and Bucks
  • Sledding at Eureka Ski Bowl or anywhere in the forest
  • Tennis and bowling
  • Picnicking, horseshoe pitching or playing ball in a park
  • Skateboarding at parks in Quincy and Portola
  • Summer Program for Creative Exploration in Chester
  • Midway carnival rides and 4-H fun at Plumas-Sierra County Fair

  • Movies, plays and concerts at Quincy's Town Hall Theatre\
  • Fishing derbies
  • Friday night summer concerts in Portola City Park
  • Ranger-led snowshoe hikes in Lassen Volcanic National Park
  • Blackberry picking in the Feather River Canyon
  • Fourth of July parades and fireworks
  • Stargazing and making s'mores over a crackling campfire
  • Swimming in creeks, lakes, pools and ponds
  • Geocaching - fun for the whole family

Fun for all
Plumas County is rich in train history and is renowned for its unique railroad engineering along the Feather River. Magnificent bridges and tunnels, a unique railroad "Y" and a section of track that crosses over itself in a one-mile loop in order to gain elevation are among the features that attract train buffs to the area.
You can photograph old barns on a tour through Sierra, American or Indian Valleys. Many have Barn Quilts on them
Get your pink boas and sparkling tiaras out and come downtown in late September for Girls Night Out. Local merchants have fun activities, live music…. and you might even get a peek at a “Chippendale” at the Alley Cat Cafe.
Kick off the Holiday Season downtown the first Friday of December, watch the tree lighting at the courthouse
 and visit local merchants open houses,

Sing holiday carols with your friends and family during the Community Sing at the Courthouse.

Don your binoculars for birdwatching galore; Bald Eagle, Osprey, Sandhill Crane, Canadian Geese, hawks, nearly 300 bird species!
In other words....take time to enjoy nature and be with someone you care about.
Happy Trails


Karen Jones Gowen said...

I lived in CA but didn't realize there's a Quincy. I am however very familiar with Quincy, Illinois. I'm visiting from the Challenge, will be back to read more about interesting towns!

Nancy said...

I drove by or through Quincy two years ago. The area is lovely.

Bev said...

Look cool!! It always amazes me that CA gets snow:)

Laeli said...

What a beautiful place! I think I'd like to walk right into that forested path :)

Lady Di Tn said...

Whew all that activity makes this ole gal tired. Loved the bridges and the wild life. Peace

Michelle said...

Wow, what a gorgeous area.

LivinOurDash said...

Looks like a fun place to visit!

Granny Annie said...

What a great tour of a "Q" town. Can't wait to see what you will find for "V" and "Z".