The site of Quincy in the American Valley was named for the Illinois home of H. J. Bradley when the Post Office was established 17 December 1855.  Bradley was instrumental in securing the formation of Plumas County and locating the first county seat at his hotel. Quincy became the government, cultural and commerce center for the county. As mining dwindled, lumbering, agriculture and recreation with the importance of the railroad took hold. Quincy is home to the Plumas County Museum and Visitor Information Center behind the historical Courthouse and the Heritage Walk of 17 blocks in downtown Quincy. The popular Plumas County Barn Quilt Trail has several wood painted quilts within the town limits of Quincy and a few historic buildings house impressive art galleries. The Sierra Pacific lumber mill, Plumas community college, and government offices are still important to the livelihood of this mountain recreational town. – Jo L. Giessner


WIFI Hot Spots :

  • Alley Cat Cafe & Coffee House, 541 W Main St, Quincy, CA 95971
  • Pioneer RV Park, 1236 Pioneer Rd, Quincy, Ca 95971
  • Quincy Hotspot, 2019 E Main St, Quincy, Ca 95971

Down Antique Roads: Village Antiques & Associates, 535 Lawrence St, Quincy, Ca 95971 Quincy offers one stop antique shopping with so much more. This local dealer also brings a wide variety of collectibles, furniture, framed art, glassware, pottery, vintage clothing, jewelry, bottles, toys, cowboy country, mining and railroad memorabilia. What more could we ask for? Golf: Visitors to the Quincy area enjoy swinging the clubs in Eastern Plumas County and also nearby at sparkling Lake Almanor.  Reasons to Visit / Attractions/Natural Resources: Quincy sits in the heart of Sierra railroad country offering phenomenal vistas for any train enthusiast. The Twin Bridges seem to hang precariously from the cliffs in nearby Feather River Canyon as the churning Feather River tumbles below.  Fishermen, kayakers, hikers and bikers would be challenged to find a more wild and scenic place to play. No visit here would be complete without a quick detour a mile or two up Hwy 89 to see the natural wonder that is St. Bernard rock. OUR PICKS for 2013: ATTRACTIONS NEARBY: 1. The Butterfly Valley Botanical Area is home to the carnivorous  California Pitcher Plant and a must see for all nature lovers. This protected reserve proudly boasts three other insect eating plants as well as twelve species of orchids including the delicate lady slipper, more than 20 species of plants in the Lily family and nine species of ferns and fern relatives. With more than five hundred plant species in all, one can wander this five hundred acre paradise for days. 2. See the breathtaking countryside on horseback with our friends at Reid Horse & Cattle Company, Inc. From short hour rides to days on a pack trip they are ready to saddle you up.  Reid Horse & Cattle Company, Inc 1540 Chandler Road, Quincy, CA 95971. Visit or call (530) 836-0940 for reservations and details. 3. Feather River Canyon offers endless opportunities for outdoor play. Fishing, rafting, camping and gold panning are just a few activities to enjoy along the forested banks of the Feather River. Overnight Stops Along our Way: Quincy Courtyard Suites 436 Main St Quincy, Ca 95971 (530)283-1401   Pine Hill Motel 42075 State Hwy.70 Quincy, Ca 95971 (530) 283-1670 Feather Bed B&B 542 Jackson Street Quincy, Ca 95971 (530) 283-0102 DINING IDEAS: Pangaea Cafe & Pub is a place where vegetarians and carnivores alike can enjoy delicious, grass fed, organic, locally grown food made from the heart! The sushi is awesome, the desserts are decadent and tons of healthy choices grace the juice bar menu. Monday nights feature an open mic night and the locals gather here among fantastic local art to dine, drink and jam together. Join the crowd at Pangaea at 461 W Main Street, Quincy CA 95971. Call  (530) 283-0426 for orders to go or visit their website for a full menu Everyone these days needs a place to hop online with a steaming mug of good coffee. Alley Cat Cafe and Coffee House  is where it’s at in Quincy. Free wifi and melt in your mouth baked goods are just a few good reasons to stop in and meet the Hatzell family and their smiling staff. This family owned and operated eatery is more like visiting friends than dining out. Located in the West End Theatre means now and then you can catch a performance with your scrumptious meal at this award winning restaurant. Drop in at 541 Main Street Quincy, call  (530) 283-0902 for show times or view their taste bud tempting lunch menu at More Dining Quincy: Sweet Lorraine’s 384 Main St Quincy, Ca  95971 (530) 283-5300   Moon’s Restaurant 497 Lawrence Street Quincy, CA 95971‎ (530) 283-9900   Courthouse Cafe 525 Main St

Quincy (530) 283-3344 The Drunk Brush Wine Bar 436 Main St Quincy, CA 95971 (530) 283-9380
Trails Nearby:
Take a walk on the Gold Lake Trail, an easy 1.5 mile trail at an elevation of 5,800 feet. This trail is a family friendly, easy day hike and offers access to 21,000 acres of stunning Buck Lake Wilderness.
Countless logging roads and National Forest trails surround the quaint Quincy community. Bring a backpack and visit explore this neck of the woods.
Quincy is located in the gorgeous Plumas National Forest. Get limitless information on forest rules, permits and activities at
 Mt. Hough Ranger District 39696 State Highway 70 Quincy, CA 95971 (530) 283-0555