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

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2014-june---movies-in-the-park 400x518.jpgAmerican Canyon is your destination for family fun this summer with the town's annual Movies in the Park! 

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 27 - Smurfs 2
  • July 11 -  Free Birds
  • July 18 - The Lego Movie
  • July 25 - Muppets Most Wanted
  • August 1 - Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
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!

American Canyon is mere minutes from several family friendly wineries in Napa and Sonoma Valley. All in all, this small town is definitely a great place to stay to play when visiting wine country!





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