Social Distancing Activities to Stay Active and Inspired in Truckee

We know that sheltering in place isn’t easy. However, it’s necessary to help #flattenthecurve and slow the spread of coronavirus, especially in our vulnerable mountain community. If you’re feeling cooped up, try some of these social distancing activities in Truckee. 

Get Healthy Greens at this Online Farmers Market

The Tahoe Food Hub supplies Truckee and Tahoe with fresh fruit, vegetables, meats, and more and although the farm shop has closed due to COVID-19, you can still shop their Harvest to Order online farmers market. It’s similar to a CSA but you have complete control over what goes in your veggie box. Sign up and start enjoying vitamin and nutrient-packed produce from local farms! 

Enjoy Live Music

There’s a lot of live music on social media these days. Michael McSherry is one local artist to follow who is playing live shows every week on Instagram. Know of some more? Let us know!

WinterWonderGrass is canceled but you can tune into WWG TV on Facebook or YouTube to watch unreleased footage and behind the scenes cuts from previous festivals.  

Want to learn how to play an Instrument? Take an online lesson with Tahoe Truckee School of Music or Split Rock Music Co. Both are offering remote lessons, call or email for details!

Workout at Home

Sheltering at home doesn’t mean you have to become a couch potato, although we know it’s tempting! Many of Truckee’s yoga studios and gym are now offering virtual classes for you to take from the comfort of your living room. 

Sign up for virtual classes offered by these studios and stay fit while you #stayhome: 

Embrace Your Inner Artist

“This is precisely the time when artists go to work. There is no time for despair, no place for self-pity, no need for silence, no room for fear. We speak, we write, we do language. That is how civilizations heal.”

Toni Morrison

Now is the time to create and consume art. Lucky for us, Truckee is home to a collective of artists that create outdoor-inspired art to keep us feeling connected to the mountains, even when we can’t be out in them.

Here are local artists to follow on Instagram:

And studios featuring local artwork:

For more creative resources like tutorials, videos, and more, follow the Truckee Arts Alliance on Facebook.

Read a Book or Start a Book Club

Time to make a dent on your reading list! Word After Word Books in Truckee is offering online ordering, curbside delivery, audiobooks, and ebooks to keep you connected to the literary world. What better time than now to start a book club with your friends and tackle your reading list! 

Did you know that you can also rent books online using your library card? Use the Library to Go to access your library’s e-books and audiobooks. Here’s a full list of Nevada County Library’s digital resources. No library card? No problem. You can sign up online for a 30-day temporary card to access digital resources.

Order Takeout

This is a great way to support our local restaurants while remaining socially distanced and respecting the shelter in place mandate.

Here’s a list of restaurants that are providing pick-up, takeout, and delivery services. Bookmark this page and make it a go-to when you want to order takeout in Truckee.

If you don’t want to leave the house for takeout or groceries, consider using the Truckee Food Taxi. This new service delivers takeout from your favorite restaurants or all the items on your grocery store list right to your doorstep.

Plant a Garden

There is something so satisfying about digging your hands in the dirt, planting seeds, and watching the green seedlings spring from the earth. Whether you’re starting seeds for a summer harvest or nurturing your houseplants, gardening is, in my opinion, the perfect quarantine hobby. It’s meditative, rewarding, and keeps you connected to nature. 

You can get supplies from Villager Nursery, Truckee Hydroponics, Ace Mountain Hardware, or Truckee Horticultural Center.

What are some ways you are staying active while sheltering in place?

Siobhan Kenney

About Siobhan Kenney

Siobhan traveled the American West as a National Park Ranger before setting down roots in Truckee. Outdoor adventure is her bread and butter and most days you can find her skiing, trail running, or backpacking.  Follow along with her adventures on Instagram @siokenney.