On a lovely Sunday morning we decided to escape the city and head out to the gorgeous countryside in Napa, Ca. First on our agenda was kayaking down the Napa river. If you’ve seen my earlier posts you know that we are big fans of kayaking. It is such a relaxing (and dry!) way to enjoy the water. After a guided historical tour through downtown Napa, we spent an hour kayaking solo and enjoying the scenery. If you’re new to Napa and in the market for some great historical anecdotes and sightseeing recommendations from a local, I highly recommend Enjoy Napa Valley Kayak Tours. Our guide Justin was very friendly, informative and knows a ton about Napa!
During the course of our kayak tour, I asked Justin for a great location to take scenic photos. He recommended Alston Park which was right on the money. The park lies right in the middle of sprawling hillsides full of vineyards. The trails lead you up to the top of the rolling hills giving you a panoramic view of the Napa Valley. The park is dog friendly and will certainly give your pooch (and you!) a good workout. One thing to note, I highly recommend staying on the trails. During our visit I decided to be adventurous and walk through the brush. As I was frolicking without a care I nearly stepped on a very big SNAKE! Ah! And I don’t mean a little gardener snake, I mean a several feet long snake. My free-natured attitude nearly bit me in the ass (literally! lol). But all snakes aside, it was a gorgeous scene and definitely worth a visit.
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