Seasonal Closure of the Back Side of Oat Hill Mine Trail

August 8, 2016

Oat Hill Mine Trail will be closed for the season from Holms Place to Aetna Springs from August 13 to September 25 due to potential fire danger and hunting season.  The trail will reopen post hunting season and after first rains.  For more information, please contact

Thanks Visit Napa Valley for listing the Bale Grist Mill in your History-Lover’s Guide

July 29, 2016

Check out the Visit Napa Valley Blog and see what other Historic sites are mentioned along with our beloved Mill!  

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July 15, 2016

July Newsletter

Napa County Places Open Space Tax on November Ballot

July 13, 2016

Napa Valley Register By Barry Eberling Napa County voters on Nov. 8 will decide whether to approve a quarter-cent sales tax to raise about $8 million annually for watershed and open space protection. Money would be overseen by the county Regional Park and Open Space District. The tax would have to pass by a two-thirds […]

Bothe Napa Valley State Park offers rare glimpses of county’s nature, history

July 6, 2016

Napa Valley Register By Tom Stockwell In 1872, Dr. Charles M. Hitchcock bought a thousand acres of Rancho Carne Humana and built a country home along Ritchey Creek. He called it “Lonely.” Nearly 150 years later the beautiful trails along the creek remain as Bothe-Napa Valley State Park. But you won’t be lonely there anymore. […]

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June 22, 2016

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Limited Parking at Moore Creek Park this weekend (June 24-26)

June 20, 2016

Volunteers for Outdoors California will be at Moore Creek Park this coming weekend – June 24 through 26 – working on the extension of the Madrone Trail.  The park will be open, but there will be limited parking off Chiles Pope Valley Road parking area due to the large number of volunteers who will be parking […]

Volunteer at V-O-Cal and help build Madrone Trail at Moore Creek Park!

June 13, 2016

Come join V-O-Cal (Volunteers for Outdoor California) and the Napa Open Space District for a mulit-day camping and trail building experience at the beautiful Moore Creek Park! V-O-Cal has been building mulit-use trailes at Moore Creek Park and this June we go back to continue building the Madrone Trail, a loop off the Bay Area […]

Is it safe to swim in the Napa River?

June 6, 2016

Napa Valley Register By Jennifer Huffman Warmer weather in Napa Valley leaves some locals looking for a cool place to swim or dip their feet. But is it safe to swim in the Napa River? A 2005 study reported that due to bacterial contamination, including E. coli, swimming in the river, especially within the Napa […]

Teens propose designs for 27-acre ranch

May 24, 2016

From the Napa Valley Register By: Noel Brinkerhoff AMERICAN CANYON — Botanical gardens, yoga, zip lining and even Dutch Bros. coffee were some of the many ideas offered by students from American Canyon High School for what the city should do with the 27-acre Clarke Ranch… Click here to read the rest of the article.