Spring arrives in the Hood River Valley. Waterfall flows are picking up as the snow melts. Wildflowers are popping. Golf courses are greening up nicely. New release wines and ciders are being presented. West winds will soon bring the boards and kites out on The Columbia River. And then there’s spring skiing. And Blossoms. Millions of fruit trees in bloom. You could do it all but maybe you’d like to just relax in the Gardens of the Old Parkdale Inn. There is something for everyone in Hood River this spring!
Top 5 Springtime Activities:
1. Hunt for Wildflowers in the Columbia River Gorge
2. Go Geocaching
3. Celebrate Hood River Valley Fruit Blossoms (April 1-30)
4. Visit a tulip field and pick a bouquet
5. Chase a Waterfall, or two, or three
Starting in early April thousands of cherry, apple and pear trees in the Hood River valley explode into vibrant pink and white flowers. They start in the lower elevations and, like a domino effect, move up the valley creating a patchwork of color. Our orchards here in the Upper Hood River Valley usually peak around the first of May. Give us a call for update.
One of the best ways to enjoy Blossom Time is to drive the Hood River County Fruit Loop, a gorgeous 35-mile drive that follows the county’s Scenic Tour Route and passes the valley’s plethora of orchards, wineries and farms. Many family farms reopen mid April.
We’re your home base for exploring and enjoying the Hood River Valley and beyond
After a full day, you’ll love the peace and tranquility of the Old Parkdale Inn. Relax in the gardens, perhaps with your favorite beverage, by the bonfire, roast some s’mores, weather permitting of course.
What’s to do
The Hood River Fruit Loop is located in the beautiful Hood River Valley at the foot of majestic Mt. Hood offering you a variety of wines, fruits, vegetables, flowers, ciders, and food. Outdoor adventures such as kayaking, windsurfing, skiing, snow boarding, biking and hiking await. 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. During the summer months stay at the Inn and take advantage of our partnership with Wet Planet Whitewater to receive $10 your raft adventure.