Quincy, the Plumas County seat, is nestled against the western slope of the Sierra Nevada range and tucked at the edge of the lush American Valley. Quincy was recently named one of 2013's "Coolest Small Towns" by Yahoo Travel.

The largest community in Plumas County, Quincy is located midway between Oroville and Reno on the Feather River National Scenic Byway (State Route 70).

Quincy's Main Street is known for its attractive downtown historic buildings that have been the focus of preservation and restoration. Many of these are featured on a self-guided walking tour that begins at the Plumas County Museum, located behind the county courthouse.

The four-story courthouse building on Main Street is the county's most dominant and impressive structure. Built in 1921, it features huge marble posts and staircases. Outside, expansive grassy areas with benches and sitting areas are a favorite location for local events, including the Quincy Main Street Sparkle in December.

This enchanting town features murals and a strong commitment to the arts, with numerous musical and dramatic events being staged at the historic Town Hall Theatre and the newly opened West End Theatre, both on Main Street.

Plumas Arts
is headquartered in Quincy, in one of several Main Street galleries that feature changing displays of work by regional artists. The galleries host a series of Friday night "Art Walks" throughout the year.

During October, Quincy's domestic tree-lined streets and surrounding native deciduous forest produce an impressive array of fall foliage, making it a popular hub for "leaf-peepers" who come to witness the county's fall color show.

Quincy also offers an abundance of services and shopping opportunities, including an antique store. Numerous motels, cottages, a bed and breakfast inn, and a variety of restaurants are ready to accommodate visitors.

Just west of Quincy is Feather River College, a two-year college set on a hill overlooking the valley. "FRC" is well- known for its outdoor recreation, equine studies and natural resource curricula. A new walking/bike trail connects the college with Gansner Park and Quincy's bike path.

Quincy also is home to the Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds, located on the east side of Quincy, is a year-round destination for a multitude of various events.

The fairgrounds hosts one of the state's oldest county fairs each August. The five-day event in August, features what the residents of Plumas and Sierra Counties have made, raised or grown, along with a logging show, rodeo, music and entertainment and the ever-popular midway. The grounds and buildings are available for rental for anything from weddings and reunions to wine-parings, auto racing and rodeo. A Children's Faire, the County Picnic and the start of a series of events at American Valley Speedway arrive in the early season.

The well-loved High Sierra music Festival (www.highsierramusic.com), with international flavors of music running on multiple stages, runs over the 4th of July weekend each year from daylight until the wee hours.

For more information on the Quincy area, call the Quincy Chamber of Commerce at 530-283-0188.