Located in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California, Nevada County is a place of beauty.   Whether you live in Nevada County, or are visiting here, there is an abundance of activities for recreation, cultural, and educational pursuits.   We have listed some popular things to do below.   Also below, are some useful links for you to research our area.   Nevada County includes the cities of:  Grass Valley, Nevada City, Penn Valley, Rough and Ready, North San Juan, Cedar Ridge, Chicago Park, Peardale, Lake Wildwood, Lake of the Pines, Alta Sierra, and unincorporated areas of Nevada County.