WineCountry Staff: June 2013 Archives

americanCanyonWetlands.jpgThere's more to American Canyon then meets the eye. American Canyon, often dubbed the "gateway to Napa Valley" is host to beautiful Bay Area and Napa County landscapes along the Napa River Bay Trail home to several wetlands, former salt ponds, and a wide range of bird species including raptors, pelicans, sandpipers, and ducks. If you are a hiker, birder, or just enjoy nature, then a visit to the Napa River and Bay Trail in American Canyon is a treat.

The flat 1.4 mile trail begins near Clarke's Ranch and the eucalyptus grove, and is a wonderfully scenic place to explore either by yourself or with friends or family. In addition, the Napa-Solano Audubon Society hosts field trips or bird walks every Friday and some Saturdays which are open to newcomers and bird watchers of all levels. Find new birding locales and of course, learn more about birds. See map and more photos below.

American Canyon: Movies in the Park

AmCam_Movies-in-the-Park-flyer.jpgAmerican Canyon, located in Napa County, is your destination for family fun this summer with the town's annual Movies in the Park, June 7th - July 26th! Just minutes away from several family friendly wineries in Napa and Sonoma Valley, American Canyon is a great place to stay when visiting wine country.

After a day of wine tasting or perhaps spending the day at nearby amusement park Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, take the whole family for "Movies in the Park".

Bring blankets and popcorn, spread out on the grass, and enjoy outdoor family-friendly movies starting at dusk every Friday night through the end of July in American Canyon's Main Street Park.

Movie Schedule:
  • June 7 - Wreck it Ralph
  • June 14 - Madagascar 3
  • June 21 - Hotel Transylvania
  • June 28 - The Lorax
  • July 12 - The Pirates Band of Misfits
  • July 19 - Thunderstruck
  • July 26 - Gnoemo and Juliet
Movie Night is FREE and visitors and locals alike are invited to join the fun! Looking for a place to stay for your family vacation. Be sure to check out local American Canyon hotels - Doubletree Hotel by Hilton, Fairfield Inn & Suites, and Holiday Inn Express.

Be sure to also check out our guide to visiting wine country with kids!