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Tourism association anticipates ‘awesome autumn’

The Feather River Tourism Association reports that it is preparing for Plumas County’s “awesome autumn,” anticipating a great season for leaf peepers (those who visit areas specifically to view fall foliage).

“As we get into the fall season, reports from the U.S. Forest Service ecologist, Kyle Merriam, are that we will have spectacular colors for the guests who come to Plumas County to enjoy all that autumn offers in the area,” says Sharon Roberts, FRTA chair and owner of St. Bernard Lodge outside Chester. “Though some of the areas have the blight of the Dixie Fire, the ash is still deeply imbedded in the soil, which is a great color enhancer, so the fall palette promises to be more vibrant than ever and will show off the best of what Mother Nature has to offer,” she adds.

The FRTA board reports it is doing a big push to encourage leaf peepers to come to Plumas County to enjoy the spectacular display of colors that are unique to the area due to the wide range of trees, elevations, and microclimates. The FRTA website will post a weekly blog showing the colors almost as they change, along with the different locations accessible whether by biking, taking a hike, or doing a road trip.

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Biking and fall foliage can go hand in hand. Photo by Mason Werner

The blog posts will include the array of local eateries that boast fall fare, such as Patti’s Thunder Café with spiced lattes, Cravings with pumpkin waffles, and Carey Candy with caramel apples. Other topics on tap for the blog are the science behind the changing of colors — with a video from Merriam — and how colors can enhance people’s mood.

Carey Candy in Quincy offers a bite of fall: caramel apples. Photo courtesy Feather River Tourism Association

“A goal of FRTA is to encourage guests that we are more than a summer vacation spot. Fall is particularly beautiful and what better way to introduce people to all the county has to offer from spring to summer to fall and winter,” explains Roberts.

To keep the blogs and social media posts current, FRTA invites locals to send in pictures and
share their sightings when out enjoying the beauty of Plumas County. Submissions may be directed to to For more information, call (530) 280-7187 or visit

Information submitted by Feather River Tourism Association

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