It’s no secret that fall in Oregon is probably one of the most beautiful times of the year. The glorious and colorful leaves gently swaying in the breeze, the smell of wood fires burning in fireplaces all over the town, and the feel of cool—but not to cool—air kissing your cheeks. If we didn’t already live here, autumn would be the season that would convince us we should! So, if you’re considering a fall trip to Hood River, we congratulate you on your smart choice of vacation destinations and we offer you these five great Hood River activities to ensure your trip is perfect!
The Hood River Hops Fest
Held September 22nd from noon until 8 PM at the Columbia Lot, 5th and Columbia in downtown Hood River, this celebration of the ingredient that makes beer our favorite beverage ANY time of the year has been an annual tradition for 15 years! Costing $10 for general admission or $15 for beer garden tickets when purchased online, this budget-friendly event will add a sparkle to your already shiny vacation in Hood River.
Take a Hike!
No, we’re not being rude. We’re telling you to get out and enjoy the perfect weather of fall in Oregon! The Tamanawas Falls Trailhead is one of our favorite fall hikes. Just under four miles in length, the breathtaking sight of a perfect fall day in Oregon, combined with the dramatic beauty of the falls, will make you forget you’re doing a healthy thing!
Hood River Valley Harvest Fest
Reminiscent of the fall festivals of your youth, the Hood River Valley Harvest Fest celebrates the bounties of fall and is held October 12-14 at the Hood River Event Site off Interstate 84. Offering beer, wine, cider tastings, tasty fall foods, arts, crafts, and a pie eating contest that will make your stomach hurt if you partake but will be so worth it, this family friendly event is also friendly to a vacation budget, costing $6 for adults, $3 for seniors, and free for kids under 12.
Apple and Pear Picking
In a world of processed foods, nothing tastes as sweet as an apple or pear picked straight from the tree, and your vacation should definitely include a ride along the Hood River County Fruit Loop! As you drive along the loop, stopping at various stands selling the “fruits of their labors,” you’ll be transported back to a time when life was simpler and sweeter!
Stay Home and Play
Not every day of your Oregon adventure has to involve leaving your cozy Hood River Vacations home; our homes are designed to be lived in, so why not stay home and play? Board games with the family, a soak in a deep tub with a good book, dinner on the back porch with a view of the Oregon sunset lighting up the sky—it’s moments like these that make a vacation memorable! Contact us to reserve yours today!