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Napa Valley Active Adventures

Adventures

Calistoga Balloons
Floats over the Northern end of the Napa Valley. The company will pick you up the morning of the ride. Breakfast is included at a restaurant in Calistoga after the balloon ride. They will then return you back in time for a wine tour pick up for those looking for a full day of activities.
707-942-5758
www.calistogaballoons.com 

Balloons Above the Valley
A Napa Valley favorite
800-464-6824, 707-253-2222.
www.balloonrides.com

Crazy Creek Soaring
Gilder rides
18896 Grange Rd.
Milddletown
707-987-9112
www.crazycreekgliders.com

Palisades Mountain Sports
Specializing in biking rentals and self-guided tours of local wineries and area attractions. Concierge service will make reservations for you and pick up your wine purchases for you at the end of the day. Online reservations available on their website.
Located in Calistoga. Great fun and great value.
707-942-9687
www.calistogabikeshop.com

Getaway Adventures
Guided bike, kayak and hiking tours of the Napa and Sonoma Valley.
800-499-BIKE
www.getawayadventures.com

Napa River Adventure Tours
Guided Eco tours of the Napa River in boats, canoes and kayaks. Great bird watching, local flora and fauna.
www.napariveradventures.com

Safari West
Even a real wildlife Safari can be found just outside of Calistoga
707-479-2551
www.safariwest.com

Fishing
Smith’s Mt. St. Helena Trout Farm and Hatchery
Seasonal fishing
18401 Ida Canyon Rd.
707-987-3651

Napa Valley Fly Guides
Guided fly fishing excursions with half and full-day options! Very friendly and helpful and provide the gear!
707-294-4738
www.napavalleyflyguides.com

Hiking

Historic Oat Hill Mine Trail
Staging area right in Calistoga. Beautiful views.
Short and long hikes available.
napaoutdoors.org/parks-trails/oat-hill-mine-trail 

Bothe Park/Napa Valley State Park
707-942-4575
www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=477

Robert Louis Stevenson State Park
www.parks.ca.gov/default.asp?page_id=472

Horseback Riding
Triple Creek Horse Outfitters
707-887-8700
www.triplecreekhorseoutfit.com

Swimming

Calistoga Community Pool
1745 Washington Street, Calistoga
707.942.2846
www.ci.calistoga.ca.us/Index.aspx?page=529

Bothe State Park (day use pool)
707-942-4575
www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=477

Calistoga Spa and Hot Springs
(day use of 5 pools by reservations)
www.calistogaspa.com

Playgrounds and Parks

Pioneer Park 
Play area and large lawn with tables and BBQs. Located at the
Corner of Cedar St. and Spring St. Access also from Washington St. by crossing foot bridge behind Sharpsteen Museum.

Calistoga Elementary School
Play structure located at the corner of Washington and 3rd St.

Monhoff Community Recreation Center
Basketball and tennis courts. Directly behind is the Calistoga high school baseball field. Located at the corner of Stevenson and Grant St.

NAPA VALLEY WINE COUNTRY

Napa Valley AVA is an American Viticultural Area located in Napa County, California, United States. Napa Valley is considered one of the premier wine regions in the world. Records of commercial wine production in the region date back to the nineteenth century,[5] but premium wine production dates back only to the 1960s.

The combination of Mediterranean climate, geography and geology of the region are conducive to growing quality wine grapes. John Patchett established the Napa Valley's first commercial vineyard in 1858. In 1861 Charles Krug established another of Napa Valley's first commercial wineries in St. Helena. Viticulture in Napa suffered several setbacks in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, including an outbreak of the vine disease phylloxera, the institution of Prohibition, and the Great Depression. The wine industry in Napa Valley recovered, and helped by the results of the Paris Wine Tasting of 1976, came to be seen as capable of producing the best quality wine – equal to that of Old World wine regions. Napa Valley is now a major enotourism destination.

The valley floor is flanked by the Mayacamas Mountain Range on the western and northern sides the Vaca Mountains on the eastern side. Several smaller valleys exist within these two ranges. The floor of the main valley gradually rises from sea level at the southern end to 362 feet (110 m) above sea level at the northern end in Calistoga at the foot of Mount Saint Helena. The Oakville and Rutherford American Viticultural Areas (AVAs) lie within a geographical area known as the Rutherford Bench in the center of the valley floor. The soil in the southern end of the valley consists mainly of sediments deposited by earlier advances and retreats of San Pablo Bay while the soil at the northern end of the valley contains a large volume of volcanic lava and ash. Several of the small hills that emerge from the middle of the valley floor near Yountville are indicators of the region's volcanic past.

Almost 4.5 million people visit Napa Valley each year, making it a very popular tourist destination in California, and "The World's Best Wine and Food Destination" as awarded by TripAdvisor's 2010 Travelers' Choice Awards.