Every now and then, we all could use a little break from our busy lives, and what better place for that than the quaint, family-friendly community of Blairsden, CA? While some might look upon Blairsden as little more than a bend in the road, here you'll find rich, evergreen forests, hiking and biking trails, and the cool, meandering waters of the Middle Fork Feather River. Stay in one of our Blairsden vacation rentals to discover the secret for yourself!
You'll find Blairsden in Plumas County right alongside State Route 70, just 40 miles west of the Nevada border. If you're traveling from Sacramento, follow I-80 for most of your trip with just one easy turn northwest onto SR 89.
Blairsden is a no-pressure community where it's best to awaken with the sun, take your time getting ready, and see where the day takes you. During the summer, there are a couple superb golf courses close by, including Plumas Pines up the road and Graeagle Meadows to the south. Fishing, kayaking, and canoeing are all possible on the 100-mile long Middle Fork Feather River.
Those looking to hit the trails can hike and bike the two-mile long, dog-friendly Gray Eagle Creek Trail within the Plumas-Eureka State Park, as well as the Madora Lake Loop, a one-and-a-half mile trail that's fantastic for birdwatching, located four miles west of Blairsden.
And no visit to the area would be complete without a stop (or two) at The Brewing Lair, a 15-acre brewery just outside of town that offers beer tastings, live music, outdoor seating, and a seasonal, nine-hole disc golf course.
If you're looking for some other things to see and do outside of Blairsden, consider a trip up to Lake Davis 18 miles away. Offering 32 miles of shoreline, Lake Davis is famous for trout fishing, hiking, and vibrant wildflowers in the warmer months, and snowshoeing, skiing, and ice fishing when the snow is falling.
For even more adventures on the water, head south to the shores of beautiful Lake Tahoe, just a little over 60 miles away. Relax on the beaches in summer or hit the slopes at Northstar during the winter. While you're there, be sure to cross the border and pay a visit to the casinos in Crystal Bay.
Consider a stay in one of our Blairsden rentals for your next vacation in Northern California to enjoy all the comforts of home.
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