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Summer in the Napa Valley

Summer days in Napa will be mostly sunny and clear. The vineyards are in full, green growth and the days are long and pleasant, leaving time for dining alfresco after a day of wine-tasting. Summer is a wonderful time of year for a picnic.

Daily highs are in the upper 70s to 80s and lows in the mid-50s. Every once in a while, temps can

climb into the upper 90's so plan accordingly.

If you are in need of picnic provisions, or a delicious steak to grill on the barbeque,  we have just what you're looking for!

Picnic basket with flowers, wine, and fresh fruits
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Some of our favorite hiking, or picnic destinations include:

Moore Creek Park  at Lake Hennessey  in St. Helena features more than 6 miles of new trails and is dog-friendly. One trail wraps around the lake so you can enjoy the blue water, or trek the other way to the secret water hole at the top.

Bothe-Napa Valley State Park   just up the road from St. Helena along highway 29  offers camping, picnicking, swimming, and more than 10 miles of hiking trails that go through shaded stands of coastal redwoods as well as forests of Douglas-fir, oak, and madrone. Visit the pioneer cemetery. Picnic tables and day use are available. There is a $10 entrance fee.

One of our favorite picnic spots is the Bale Grist Mill, established in 1846.

Located  North of Saint Helena on Highway 29.

Bale Grist Mill Photo
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