May 17, 2016

Local Activities in Oregon’s Hood River Valley

By: Mary Pellegrini

Local Activities in Oregon’s Hood River Valley

Activities in and around the Hood River Valley are almost too numerous to list.  After a full day, you’ll love the peace and tranquility of the Old Parkdale Inn.  Relax in the gardens, perhaps with a glass of wine from a bottle you picked up at a local winery.  We can even have a bonfire, roast some s’mores, if you’d like.  We are the perfect base for all your favorite outdoor adventures such as kayaking, windsurfing, skiing, snow boarding, and hiking.  Mt. Hood Meadows, Cooper Spur Mountain Resort, and Timberline Ski areas are only a short drive away, as is the vast Mt. Hood National Forest where trails and wildlife abound.

Visit the wineries and cideries on the Hood River County Fruit Loop, a 35 miles driving tour through our famous valley.  Enjoy the ciders and wines while exploring the valley’s family farms, forests and friendly communities, then return to comfort of the Inn and serenity of the gardens.

Visit a Cultural Museum and walk historic downtown Hood River and The Dalles, stopping for lunch and a local brew pub in downtown or scattered in the Columbia River Gorge

Bike the scenic backroads in the Hood River Valley or take off for an all day mountain bike adventure in the Mt Hood National Forest.  See what I mean?  Lots to do.

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