Corrales

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Lonely Planet review

This village, just north of North Valley, was established by Spanish settlers in 1710 but was home to Tewa Indians for centuries before that – they were practicing irrigated agriculture here 1300 years ago. Even more rural than North Valley, Corrales offers splendid strolling through the bosk (riparian woods) and along acequias . Take NM 448 north into the village and then drive or walk along any side roads – most are unpaved and will reward with earthy scents as scampering rabbits and quail crisscross your path among 200-year-old adobes and modern replicas. There's also a surprising amount of fine wine being made in these hills.