Naramata welcomes visitors to the sunny, east side of Okanagan Lake. The splendid 9 mile (15km) drive from Penticton to Naramata takes delighted travellers past award winning wineries and beautiful vistas of lake, mountain, vineyard and orchard. The drive itself, along the locally named Naramata Bench, is well worth the visit but, of course, there is more. Lots more . . .
Over 35 wineries are strung like pearls along the Naramata Bench and each will delight you in their tasting room, restaurant or cheesery. Enjoyable interludes abound in Naramata, from wine tasting and athletic pursuits to visits to artist studios and potters. Manitou Beach and Mill Bay are perfect for kayaking, paddle boarding, swimming, fun family picnics and delicious local pizzas.
An array of 109 local trails offer exhilarating rides for experienced off-roaders along with avid hikers. For adventurous mountain bikers, the single track of the Three Blind Mice Trails network is a must. Naramata Road is considered one of the Okanagan’s best routes for a brisk cycle ride, and, athletes use it to prepare for both the renowned Challenge and Granfondo events held annually in the region. Creek Park, just off Naramata Road offers a beautiful, shady little hike and leads to Naramata Creek Falls.
The Kettle Valley Railway Trail (KVR), with its gentle grades and miles of breathtaking views of the South Okanagan Valley, is a perfect family hike or a leisurely bike outing. The Little Tunnel on the KVR, completed in the early 19th century, is among scores of picnic spots and viewpoints along the trail, each perfect for memorable photos.
Come and Discover Naramata.
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