Cuddled to the west of Nevada County is Penn Valley, a rustic charisma of the county. A self sufficient town in itself, the Penn Valley is a great place to spend quality time with your partner or family. Lake Wildwood nearby is a good option for water sports like swimming, fishing and boating. The Englebright Lake and Yuba River are other options for recreation. The Bridgeport Covered Bridge is also a beautiful structure to visit. Additionally, Penn Valley is encircled by big towns Lake Wildwood, Grass Valley, Alta Sierra, Penryn, Nevada City, Colusa, Loma Rica and Beale Air Force Base; you could opt to stay anywhere and travel around the perimeter for additional recreation options.