The Small Town In Northern California You’ve Never Heard Of But Will Fall In Love With

Nestled in the mountains of Sierra County and at the intersection of two beautiful rivers is a small community full of history and opportunities for recreation. Downieville, which has a population of just over 300, was formed in the mid 1800s and is now a thriving, but relatively unheard of, tourist destination. There are plenty of ways to explore the history and the landscape of this small community.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/

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