Fall is one of the most breathtaking times of year to visit Napa. It’s harvesting season and a time of true transformation. The foliage makes Napa into something magical (as if it wasn’t already!) and it might be the very best time to visit. The pops of autumnal color are dazzling and it brings a whole new sense of appreciation for what a beautiful piece of the country Napa is. If you plan to visit in the fall, there are many wonderful places to see the trees on full display, but some truly stand out.
Napa Valley State Park
The Bothe-Napa Valley State Park is one of the most exceptional places to see the awesome display of color that blooms in fall. Use one of the park’s many fantastic hiking trails to get an up close and personal view of the trees for yourself. There is nothing quite as stunning as seeking the ground blanketed in red, orange, and yellow.
This park also offers the exciting chance to reserve yurts and cabins. You can really create a special experience and relax in the sweet fall air while Napa quite literally changes around you. The park is open from 8 am until sunset, and reservations can be made through their website prior to your visit.
Moore Creek Park
This gorgeous park has the added benefit of being situated beside Lake Hennessy. Not only do you get the one-of-a-kind views of fall in Napa, but you’ll be treated to a delightful waterfront as well. This park is home to many types of trees, wildflowers, and various other flora and fauna that add up to an absolutely amazing fall day.
If you enjoy hiking, Moore Creek Park has some challenging trails. There are also some easy-to-navigate walking paths for those out for views without exertion. This is a trip that you can tailor as much as necessary. There’s no wrong way to visit, and anyone in Moore Creek Park will get a full view of fall’s lovely colors.
If you’re looking for something a little less outdoorsy, you’ll want to make a visit to downtown Yountville. Yountville is the very essence of Napa and appropriately sits at its heart. In fall, the trees that line its streets go through a metamorphosis that makes Yountville look more like a painting than real life. It’s made to be enjoyed while walking, which makes it the picture-perfect destination for viewing Napa’s unmatched fall foliage. While you’re enjoying the sights, you can also stop for an unbeatable Michelin star meal or dip into the shops to complete your Yountville experience.
Relax and Enjoy
Wherever you go in Napa in the fall, you’ll be treated to the delightful sights of the leaves changing colors and the beautiful time between summer merging into winter. Once you’ve had your fill of the trees for the day, stop in at Ellman Family Vineyards for a taste of what we have to offer. When it comes If you are looking for the top wineries in Napa Valley, ELLMAN needs to be at the top of your list. Partnered with winemaker Andy Erickson, ELLMAN is one of the best family wineries in Napa Valley. Andy Erickson wine speaks for itself, and once you see the ELLMAN property you will see why it is considered one of the most beautiful wineries in Napa. Check out the current selection of ELLMAN wine here, or follow this link to see how to stay up-to-date with all things ELLMAN.