May 20, 2019
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.
Let us be home base for exploring and enjoying the Hood River Valley and Mt Hood National Forest. 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 or our wine cabinet. We can even have a bonfire, roast some s’mores, if you’d like.
Outdoor adventures such as kayaking, windsurfing, skiing, snow boarding, 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. We have discount lift for Mt Hood Meadows and Timberline Ski Areas.