The Napa Valley Vine Trail is more than just an epic excursion for pups and pals, and if you've got a cultured canine that's looking to lap up some "Dog Perignon" while you take a swig from a gleaming glass of wine, it's certainly a mutts-visit! This dog-friendly frolic spot is a work in progress that hopes to one day stretch for 47 miles parallel to State Route 29 through Napa Valley's world-famous wine route. Currently, this tremendous track runs for 12.5 magnificent miles between Yountville and downtown Napa, and it already has everything you and your hike-loving hound need!
The masterminds behind this marvelous meander are focused on honoring the rich history and culture of the valley, while also showcasing the breathtaking beauty of the area. There are interpretive signs dotted across the route that will educate you while you exercise and mileage markers keep you up-to-date on how far you've come and how far you've got to go! This puppy-loving path has plenty of rest stops, sheltered spots, and benches along the way if your tired tyke needs a break or you want to "paws" and admire the splendid scenery. Better yet, there are maps, fresh water, and puppy poop packaging dispensers to be found, too!
Hoping to take a break from strolling to do some sipping instead? There are many dog-friendly wineries located down this dawdle, and Domaine Chandon is a favorite among furry friends because you can take a leashed tour through their gardens or chill out on their plush patio. Just remember that you'll have to take a short stroll off the track to reach the many wineries, so keep your pooch leashed and be careful walking on and near roads. If you and your barking bestie need a nibble after all that walking, then Yountville is the place to be. This place is fanatical about food, and there are many options for furry friends -- just remember to book ahead if you're taking a weekend walk!