May 7, 2012
Now We Wait and Watch ‘Em Grow
By: Mary Pellegrini
The acres and acres of blossoms in the Hood River Valley have now turned to itsy bitsy pieces of fruit. And for the next 4 months we will watch them grow and wait for the amazing crop of pears, apples, cherries, peaches and other varieties of fruit. In June and July come the berries and cherries, August, stone fruit, September so many varieties of pears and apples you’ll need days to try them all.
You needn’t wait until then to enjoy the bounty of the Hood River Valley. Visit the many family farms and decide which one is your favorite, if you can, and which ones you might want to return to in the fall for harvest. While you wait for the fall harvest tour the wineries of the Hood River Valley, sampling award winning wines along the way. The Hood River Valley Fruit Loop is a 35 miles driving tour past family farms, quaint communities, forests and orchards.
So much to see and do you won’t want to leave. Plan on spending a few extra days at the Old Parkdale Inn Bed and Breakfast and we’ll send you out every morning with ideas for exploring of the Columbia River Gorge and the Mt Hood National Forest.