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Kial James photo courtesy of Inn Town Campground

NEVADA CITY, Calif. Aug. 27, 2018 – This year, campers staying at the Inn Town Campground in Nevada City, California will be treated to a festive fall season, as the inaugural “Haunted Pathway” is established under the campground’s 130-foot towering pines. A self-guided Halloween walk, the haunted path will be open throughout the month of October to help campers get into the spirit of the season. In addition, those seeking the vibrant fall colors found in the Sierra Nevada foothills, guided hikes and fireside chats will find there is plenty to do when they plan a fall camping trip.

“There’s always so much to do in Nevada City in the fall. From the annual Nevada City Film Festival to simply enjoying the fall colors, wine tasting or hanging out at the Yuba River, there really is something for everyone,” said Erin Thiem, co-owner of the Inn Town Campground. “Halloween has always been one of our family’s favorite times of year, and one we’re excited to share with those who come camping with us at the Inn Town Campground this fall. Campers who love the spirit of the season as much as we do are sure to enjoy the addition of our new Haunted Pathway.”

Stay & Play During the 18th Annual Nevada City Film Festival

The Nevada City Film Festival brings emerging and top independent filmmakers together to showcase award-winning short and feature length films from around the world. The week-long celebration of art, music, and independent filmmaking includes film screenings, workshops, a virtual reality and multimedia pavilion, music concerts, live comedy, after parties, and more.

To make staying and playing during this year’s Film Festival easier, a Festival Package priced at $160 (based on double occupancy) includes access to two nights in a traditional tent camping site at the Inn Town Campground, two Festival Passes to the Nevada City Film Festival, and two Yuba bus passes. This package is valid September 7-14, 2018 only.

Guided Hikes, Fireside Chats and More

On September 13 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., the Folk Trails Hiking Club invites visitors to slow down, observe with their senses and connect with nature. Inspired by the Japanese practice of Shinrin Yoku, Forest Bathing has been scientifically proven to boost immune strength, reduce stress, and improve cognitive functioning. This two-hour guided walk, which starts at the Inn Town Campground, is free and will offer a series of invitations to assist in finding each participant’s own authentic way of interacting with the land around them. The end of the walk includes a tea ceremony with tea made from plants foraged on-site and healthy snacks.

The Bear Yuba Land Trust will conclude its summer fireside chat series at the Inn Town Campground on September 27 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. An opportunity to meet some of the leaders in the outdoors and adventure industry who make conservation ethics a priority, participation is encouraged with a $10 donation.

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Another free hike led by the Folk Trails Hiking Club will take place October 11 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. catering to history and nature lovers of all-ages. The walk will travel through historic Nevada City and its outlying neighborhoods with a focus on learning about local history and practicing plant and tree identification skills. The walk will begin at the Outside Inn in Nevada City.

Wine Tasting and Fall Colors in the Foothills

Downtown Nevada City is full of color at the end of October. Visitors are invited to pick up a fall colors walking map and take a walk up Nevada Street. For those looking for more of a hike, a trek up to the top of Sugarloaf Mountain offers a great bird’s eye view of Nevada City.

Nevada City is home to four tasting rooms, with 14 vineyards located in Nevada City and nearby Grass Valley. Fall is a great time to test new wines for holiday meals, visit vineyards during their fall colors or check out one of the downtown tasting rooms.

Located just under two miles from downtown Nevada City, the Inn Town Campground offers a variety of camping styles from traditional tent sites, to RV sites and fully furnished “glamping” tents complete with real beds, linens, electric blankets, bedside tables, electricity, outdoor seating and peaceful views. Glamping tents are offered March through November, while sites with hookups are available year-round for those with their own RV or camper. Regular activities including outdoor family movie nights, lawn games and kids’ crafting activities animate the experience for family members of all ages.

Learn more and make reservations at inntowncampground.com.