Quincy (California)

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Quincy is a city in Plumas County, California.

Get in[edit]

Quincy from a mountain above.

It's on Highway 70 in Northern California in the middle of the Sierra Nevada mountain range. Quincy is located between Oroville, CA and Portola, CA. To the North on Highway 89 is Greenville, CA and then Chester, CA. Quincy is at 3,432 feet elevation which brings snow in the Winter. During snow storms and fog, check for road conditions before traveling there. Highway 70 on the West side of Quincy is the North Fork Feather River in the Feather River Canyon which is over an hour's drive on windy roads and through some great tunnels and over some great bridges. Coming from the East is around an hour and a half drive from Reno, more or less.

Get around[edit]

On the northwest side, Quincy begins at Gansner Park at Spanish Creek on Highway 70. Then there is the Gansner Field Airport. But before this there is a turnoff West to Feather River College on Golden Eagle Ave. Highway 70 is now called Crescent Street from here to downtown. As you get closer to downtown you will notice a giant white building up ahead which is the Plumas County Courthouse. Right before you get there the street splits up to 2, 1-way roads and turns left. The east-bound road is Main Street and the west-bound road is Lawrence Street. Right after it splits up, there is another intersection which Main Street turns into Bucks Lake Road which goes out of town toward the hospital, Meadow Valley, and Bucks Lake which goes West. Going East on Main Street is downtown Quincy where you will see many small shops, restaurants, etc. If you are heading toward Plumas County Museum, you will want to go behind the Plumas County Courthouse to Jackson Street. Across the street from the museum on Jackson Street is the Plumas County Library. Going East on Main Street you eventually get to the Post Office on the left side. The Post Office is in the middle of Main Street and Lawrence Street (which is the west-bound road). A little farther down Main Street you will get to where Lawrence Street and Main Street come together again and form the 2-way Main Street again. A short distance from there is the shopping center on the right side and the stop lights. On the left side is the High School. Going past that you will start climbing up a short hill and over and back down and now you are in East Quincy. East Quincy has the Plumas County Fairgrounds which is the turnoff on the left-side. East Quincy also has a shopping center on the left and more shops, restaurants, etc. Past East Quincy and you will be on Highway 70 going East toward Portola, CA and it ends at Highway 395 which goes to Reno.

See[edit]

There are a lot of nice forests, streams, and lakes to camp and explore around Quincy. It sits in the heart of California's Gold Country where gold miners from all over came for their chance at gold in the 1800's. It is a small town of around 5,000 people with a bookstore, an art gallery, a movie theater, and a few places to shop. Upon visiting Quincy I highly suggest stopping at the Plumas County Museum where you will find a couple of buildings of artifacts and cultural displays as well as an outside back patio area with displays including a giant gold mining stamp mill. Before visiting the museum, please call to make sure they are open, their information and location are on their website here: http://www.plumasmuseum.org/ which also includes an online bookstore.

Do[edit]

Fishing, hunting, camping, and hiking surrounds Quincy in Plumas County in the Sierra Nevada mountain range. In Quincy you can visit the museum, go to the yearly county fair, see a movie at the theater, visit the many shops and restaurants, and spend an afternoon at Gansner Park at Spanish Creek. You can also take a short drive to Snake Lake off Bucks Lake Road. If you like golf, you can take a day-trip to the town of Graegle to the East on Highway 70 and play a round. But fishing, hiking, hunting, camping, and boating are the main attractions around this great community.

Buy[edit]

Groceries

  • Safeway20 E. Main St. (Plumas Pines Shopping Center).
  • Dollar Tree50 E. Main St. (Plumas Pines Shopping Center).
  • Quincy Natural Foods269 Main St. (West of Post Office).
  • Sav Mor Foods1947 E. Main St. (East Quincy).
  • Dollar General1905 E. Main St. (East Quincy Near Sav Mor Foods).


Pharmacies

  • Rite Aid40 E. Main St. (Plumas Pines Shopping Center). Includes gifts, food, clothing, cards, toys, sporting goods, etc.
  • Quincy Drug Store493 Main St.. Includes gifts, cards, etc.


Antiques

  • Village Antiques535 Lawrence Street.


Books

  • Epilog Books373 West Main St..
  • Stone Leaf411 West Main St.. Comic books, card games, etc.


Toys

  • Little People383 West Main St..


Clothing

  • Main Street Styles515 West Main St. (Across the street from the Courthouse.).
  • Ropers & Wild West Yogurt5 Main St. (Across the highway from Safeway.).
  • American Valley Hardware30 E. Main St. (Plumas Pines Shopping Center). Includes home supplies, sporting goods, etc.
  • T's 2 Go365 West Main St (Downtown across the street from Bank of America.).
  • My Sister's Closet367 West Main St (Downtown across the street from Bank of America.).


Thrift Stores

  • Quincy Thrift230 West Main St. (Across the street from the Post Office.).
  • Bargain Boutique405 West Main St. (Across the street from Sweet Lorraine's.).
  • The Hope Chest2095 E. Main St. (East Quincy, down the street East of SavMor on the same side of the road.).
  • Little Lots1986 E. Main St. (East Quincy across the street from SavMor.).


Other

  • Forest Stationors, Inc.531 West Main St..
  • Hugh's Barber Shop509 West Main St..
  • Plumas Motor Supply and Radio Shack85 Main St (Other side of the road from shopping center near Lawrence Street.).
  • Town Hall Theater469 Main St. +1 530 283-1140.
  • Capitol Arts Gallery525 Main Street.
  • Main Street Artist Gallery432 Main Street (Next to Jenelli's Bakery.).

Eat[edit]

Drink[edit]

Sleep[edit]

  • Spanish Creek Motel233 Crescent St. (Highway 70) +1 530 283-1200.

Go next[edit]

Quincy is a starting point to many campgrounds and lakes in the area. Bucks Lake and Snake Lake have campgrounds off Bucks Lake Road. Or you can venture and camp at many other lakes in the region: Lake Davis near Portola off Highway 70, Round Valley Reservoir near Greenville off Highway 89, Lake Almanor near Chester off Highway 89, Mountain Meadows Reservoir near Westwood off Highway 36, Antelope Lake near Greenville (but before you get to Greenville you turn East) off Highway 89, and the Gold Lake region near Graegle off Highway 70. Please bring a map to make traveling easier.

Routes through Quincy
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