Yahoo Travel named Quincy one of the 10 coolest small towns in America for 2013. In fact, it was voted the coolest town in the entire west. Quincy’s historic downtown Main Street boasts an array of shops, galleries, theatres and eateries.
variety of restaurants are ready to accommodate visitors. Just west of Quincy is Feather River College, a two-year community college set on a hill overlooking the valley. FRC is well-known for its outdoor recreation, equine studies and natural resource curricula. A walking/bike trail connects the college with Gansner Park and Quincy’s bike path. Quincy also is home to the Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds (see page 94), located on the eastern side of town off Highway 70. For more information about Quincy and the Central Plumas area, call the Quincy Chamber of Commerce at (530) 283-0188.
➸ Take in history at the Plumas County Museum and follow the self-guided historical walk.
Quincy - American Valley
Quincy, the Plumas County seat, is nestled against the western slope of the Sierra Nevada and tucked at the edge of the lush American Valley. The largest community in Plumas County, it is located midway between Oroville and Reno on the Feather River National Scenic Byway (State Route 70). Quincy’s Main Street is known for the attractive and historical downtown buildings that have been the focus of preservation and restoration. Quincy is also home to the Plumas County Museum, located behind the county courthouse. The museum is open Wednesday through Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The four-story courthouse building on Main Street is the county’s most dominant and impressive structure. Built in 1921, it features huge marble columns and staircases. Outside, expansive grassy areas with sitting areas are a favorite location for resting, walking and playing with kids and dogs. The courthouse lawn is the site of the town’s tree lighting during the Quincy Main Street Sparkle the first Friday in December. This enchanting town features a larger-than-life mural and a strong commitment to the arts, with numerous films and musical and dramatic events being staged at the historical Town Hall Theatre and the newly opened West End Theatre, both on Main Street. Plumas Arts is headquartered in Quincy, in the freshly renovated Capitol Saloon building, now one of several Main Street galleries that feature changing displays of work by local and regional artists. The galleries host a series of Friday night Art Walks throughout the year. As the weather cools in the fall, Quincy’s tree-lined streets and surrounding native forest produce an impressive array of fall foliage, making it a popular hub for “leaf peepers” who come to witness the county’s fall color show. Quincy offers an abundance of services and shopping opportunities, including food, clothing, home furnishings, gift and thrift shops. Numerous motels, cottages, bed and breakfast inns and a
➸ Shop downtown Quincy, which offers galleries, shops, gift stores, theatres, restaurants and more!
QUINCY AND SURROUNDING AREAS
Quincy, the county seat
➸ Spot unique carnivorous plants in the nearby Butterfly Valley Botanical Area.
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➸ Take a drive up to Bucks Lake for fishing, camping, hiking and swimming — or skiing and snowshoeing in the winter. ➸ Photograph the town’s celebrity trees during October’s brilliant fall color peak. ➸ Hike the Cascade trail along Spanish Creek north of Quincy.
➸ Browse local and regional produce and enjoy live bands at the farmers’ market on Thursday summer evenings. More Info: (530) 283-0188
Plumas county Visitors Guide