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Quincy is a rural mountain community of approximately 10,000 nestled on the western slope of the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range in Plumas County. It is the county seat and is known for its clean, attractive downtown with buildings that have been the focus of years of preservation and restoration. Many of the town's buildings feature enchanting murals of historic Quincy. The town of Quincy has a strong commitment to the arts. A number of dramas, musical and art shows are held in the town each year, and many events are staged at the historic Town Hall Theater. For outdoor recreation, Quincy is surrounded by the Plumas National Forest, and sits between the towns of Paradise and Portola along Highway 70 near the Feather River and Antelope Lake. A combination of pine covered hills and meadows, ranches and farms span the landscape as you approach the town. Just a few of the outdoor activities available include hiking, mountain biking, fishing and boating, camping and snow skiing in nearby Susanville and Cedarville. Quincy is a charming town with lots to offer both nature lovers and those interested in the arts, and for anyone looking for peaceful escape from the cities and crowded tourist spots.

Surrounding areas: Graeagle, California (20.9 mi), Lake Almanor, California (24.6 mi), Sierra City, California (30.6 mi)

Quincy Vacation Rentals




Quincy Hotels and Resorts

 
Hotels & Motels
Gold Pan Motel200 CresQuincy, CA (530) 283-3686
Sleepy Pines Motel74631 State Rt 70Portola, CA26.8 mi.(530) 832-4291

Quincy Weather & Climate

Northeastern California , where the Sierra Nevada and Cascade Mountain Ranges meet, has a four season climate, with cold, alpine mountain winters and mild summers. Many of the mountain communities, including Graeagle, Truckee and Donner Lake, experience what is called an "inversion," whereby cold air is trapped overnight by the mountain peaks, thus the reason for the extreme cold temperatures in the very early morning hours (even in summertime.) However, as the sun rises, the temperature climbs and daytime highs are usually quite pleasant. Large amounts of snow are received in the higher elevations of the Sierras - up to 40 feet. Rain is possible any month of the year, although most occurs October through April. Mountain weather conditions can change quickly, and visitors should remember that rain in the lower elevations can mean snow, sleet or ice in the higher elevations.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 47°F 24°F 6.77 in. -
February 53°F 26°F 6.75 in. -
March 58°F 29°F 5.59 in. -
April 65°F 31°F 2.53 in. -
May 74°F 36°F 1.53 in. -
June 83°F 41°F 0.71 in. -
July 91°F 44°F 0.24 in. -
August 90°F 42°F 0.27 in. -
September 84°F 37°F 0.84 in. -
October 73°F 31°F 2.55 in. -
November 56°F 28°F 4.90 in. -
December 46°F 23°F 5.64 in. -

Quincy Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Chico Municipal airport (CIC) located about 49 miles west of Quincy in Chico, California, the Reno Stead airport (4SD) located approximately 59 miles southeast of Quincy in Reno, Nevada, the Truckee Tahoe airport (TRK) located roughly 60 miles southeast of Quincy in Truckee, California, and finally the Reno Tahoe International airport (RNO) located around 69 miles southeast of Quincy in Reno, Nevada.

Quincy Attractions

 
Amusement and Theme Parks
Playland ParkRenoNV66.5 mi.
Wild IslandSparksNV69.3 mi.
Tahoe Amusement ParkSouth Lake TahoeCA86.3 mi.
 
Water Parks
Wild Island Family Adventure ParkSparksNV69.3 mi.
Waterworks ParkReddingCA88.4 mi.
Waterworld USASacramentoCA98.1 mi.
 
Golf Courses
Mount Huff Golf CourseCrescent MillsCA10.9 mi.
Plumas Pines Golf ResortGraeagleCA20.9 mi.
Graeagle Meadows Golf CourseGraeagleCA21.9 mi.
Bailey Creek Golf CourseLake AlmanorCA24.6 mi.
Lake Almanor Country ClubLake AlmanorCA24.9 mi.
Lake Almanor West Golf CourseChesterCA29.2 mi.
 
Ski Areas
Donner Ski RanchNordenCA53.1 mi.
Sugar Bowl TahoeNordenCA53.1 mi.
Northstar-at-TahoeTruckeeCA58.5 mi.
Tahoe DonnerTruckeeCA58.5 mi.
Squaw ValleyOlympic ValleyCA66.1 mi.
Mount Rose Ski AreaRenoNV66.5 mi.
Alpine MeadowsTahoe CityCA68.2 mi.
Diamond PeakIncline VillageNV70.3 mi.
Ski HomewoodHomewoodCA72.2 mi.
Heavenly Ski ResortSouth Lake TahoeCA86.6 mi.
Sierra-at-TahoeTwin BridgesCA89.3 mi.
Mount Shasta Ski ParkShastaCA93.4 mi.
Kirkwood Ski ResortKirkwoodCA97.3 mi.
Bear ValleyBear ValleyCA112.7 mi.
 
State Parks
Plumas Eureka State ParkCA17.9 mi. 
 
Museums
UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural HistoryWestwoodCA25.7 mi.(History)
Portola Railroad MuseumPortolaCA26.8 mi.(Technology)
Emigrant Trail MuseumTruckeeCA58.5 mi.(History)
 
Zoos and Aquariums
Sacramento ZooSacramentoCA98.1 mi.


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