It’s pretty much the ideal day: hiking along some of Clark County’s most beautiful and lushly scenic byways, with stops along the way for wine tasting. That, in a nutshell, is Walk n’ Wine: a summer hiking series where you can follow the North Clark County Wine Trail and taste first-hand the delicious wines produced by Pomeroy Cellars, Dolio Winery, and Moulton Falls Winery.
The first Walk n’ Wine is at Moulton Falls Winery on Saturday, May 21. Participants will meet at the winery and then hike to Moulton Falls Park, following a relatively easy trail that will give hikers gorgeous views of the iconic Moulton Falls Bridge. Walk three miles to earn a small logo glass, four miles for a complimentary tasting, five miles for a large logo glass, and if you climb Bell’s Mountain to the one-mile mark, you’ll earn a mini-growler. Hikers will be given maps, and volunteers will be stationed along the trail to award tokens for mileage achievements. Walkers will return to the winery for live music, pizza and salmon burgers. (…and here’s something else to note: Moulton Falls Winery offers live music every weekend through the summer, as well as special wine-and-food rides on the Chelatchie Prairie Railroad, with a train stop just outside the winery.)
Then, on Saturday, June 18, Walk n’ Winers will meet at Pomeroy Cellars and walk to Lucia Falls Park, choosing a one-mile, three-mile or five-mile looping route through the woods and beside the roaring falls. Finally, on Saturday, July 23, wine-lovers will embark on a three-mile exploration Lewisville Park—Clark County’s oldest park—with guides from Dolio Winery.
Kids are welcome to walk with their parents as long as they’re old enough to navigate the woodsy trails, and some of the routes are also stroller-friendly. All Walk n’ Wine events begin between 10 and 10:30 a.m. Sign up in person at each of the participating wineries on the morning of the hike. Registration is $15 per hike plus a donation of canned food, and proceeds benefit the North Clark County Food Bank and North County Emergency Medical Services. All participants will receive small souvenirs for each of the hikes they complete, with additional prizes for those who complete longer routes. For more details, visit www.facebook.com/NorthClarkCountyWineTrail.
Above image: Moulton Bridge over the East Fork of the Lewis River