Exploring the Hood River area

Apple orchards and a view of Mt hood along the fruit loop 

The Hood River area is a recreational mecca with opportunities for nearly every outdoor sport within a 40 mile radius.  The strong winds in the summer months attract windsurfers and kiteboarders from around the world.  The surrounding rivers and streams attract fishermen as well as whitewater enthusiasts.  There are miles of trails for both Mountain biking and hiking opportunities.  The surrounding back roads thru the gorge offer uncrowded and scenic road biking.  Just a short drive up to Mt. Hood and you can ski or snowboard year around on the glaciers.  If you are looking for a relaxing day in town, the many breweries and vineyards offer tours and tastings.  A drive thru the fruit loop will take you past scenic apple, pear and cherry orchards with Mt. Hood as a backdrop.  Here are a list of just some of the great things to see and do in the Hood River area:

 Top ten things to do in Hood River