Mountain Affairs
Lassen Park, Chester/Lake Almanor, Westwood, to Indian Valley

discover the loop

History, Geology, Astronomy & More

Each May the Communities of the Lake Almanor Basin and Indian Valley  with Lassen Volcanic National Park celebrate the opening of our Museums and present the new  season's activities  related to Natural History.   Discover our Lassen-Feather River History  Loop from the Park through the Lake Almanor Basin to Indian Valley and the Feather River Canyon.  Beginning in the month of May and throughout the 2016 season there is something for everyone in the family:  history buffs, budding geologists, star gazers, birdwatchers and conservationists.  

Come. Discover the Lassen-Feather River History Loop with Us!

Click Here for More Details

drive the loop

Lassen-Feather River History Loop

Do the Loop!  Drive the scenic highways linking Lassen Park with Highway 70's spectacular Feather River Canyon.  You will follow an ancient trail through the land of the Mountain Maidu Indians and pass through the old Gold Rush and lumber towns of Chester, Westwood, Greenville, Crescent Mills and Taylorsville.  The mountain landscape, rugged and uniquely beautiful, abounds with Maidu stories.  See the park, see the canyon and see the enchanted world that lies between them!  Get the map here or below!

Find Your Park

like us


Spend your weekend or vacation on our mountian and take advantage of the hospitality provided by the Lodging providers of Lake Almanor, Chester, Canyon Dam, Greenville and Indian Valley.



Gain a new perspective. Experience the unique shops and boutiques of our area. Treat yourself to the friendly and experienced staff and owners of a variety shops including specialty gifts, home decor, original art, clothing, jewelry, antiques, books, jewelry, gourmet and organic foods, kitchen ware, toys, log furniture, local knits and hand-dyed yarn.

November 11-13, 2016

Breathe in our fresh, mountain air.  
Experience our friendly, small town hospitality.
Each year near Veteran's Day merchants, restaurants, and lodging providers from the Lake Almanor Basin to Indian Valley present  the  Lake Almanor to Indian Valley Holiday Shopping Tour!  During the tour participating businesses open their doors for a holiday preview of their goods and services with refreshments, drawings, “candle hunt” and holiday specials.

The Tour is Free.  Tour maps will be available on this site and at any of the participating businesses on November 1st.
​Those who visit each stop on the tour will be eligible for a Grand Prize Drawing.  There will also be prizes for the Candle Hunt “most finds” and Facebook “best photo post”.   In addition, participating merchants will be hosting their own in-store drawings and holiday offerings.   Holiday music and refreshments will greet those who enter the warm environs of the best of the best on the mountain!

honor our vets

Saturday, November 12

Each year during our Lake Almanor to Indian Valley Shopping Tour, we light the Chester Peace Tree to Honor our Veterans and those who serve our community.  The tree stays lit through the Holiday Season to remind us that Peace on Earth and Goodwill on Earth begins in our community.  Lighting at the Chester Library, 5:30 - 6 PM.
Greenville Parade, 11 AM, Main Street, Greenville.

STroll Merchants Nite

Friday, Nov.ember 26, 2016

​Celebrate the Holiday Season with Chester Merchants when they throw open their doors at 5pm the day after Thanksgiving for their annual Merchants Night Celebration. Food, hospitality, store specials, music and visits from Santa Claus.

Shop Small

Saturday, November 26

If you would like to submit your event to this Calendar please post the information about it on our Facebook page.  
For additional information about our area and other Calendar of Events visit our local Chambers of Commerce & Plumas Arts:

Lake Almanor Area Chamber of Commerce
Indian Valley Chamber of Commerce
Plumas Arts
Plumas Tourism Council