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Just for kids

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Hood River rocks for kids! Check out Kidding Around The Gorge – this has been the go-to for fun things for kids to do in Hood River for YEARS! If you are looking for an excellent adventure camp to enroll your little ones in while you are out on the water check out Lets-get-out! Hood River Library Wednesdays and Thursdays 10:30-11 AM – Fun-filled half hour with stories, songs, games, and crafts. Geared toward children ages 3-6. Fridays 5-5:30 PM – Bilingual story time White Salmon has an awesome story

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Top 10 Things to Do in Hood River with Kids

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Hood River Oregon is a wonderland for bigs and littles alike! Take a peak at our top 10 things to do in Hood River with kids and start planning your vacation today! Handpicked Things to Do in Hood River with Kids That Locals Love Waterfront Park – bang the drums, climb the walls, spin till your sick! Hiking – there are some excellent hikes for little ones a few of our favorites would be Tamawanas Fall Trail, Lost Lake Loop Trail, and Umbrella Falls Trail are just a few of our

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Hood River Waterfront kids!

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One of the best things about Hood River is that there is always something to do! But if you are kid “Adventure Town” takes on a whole new meaning! Kids could spend a day…  literally a day from sun up to sun down with non stop action at the waterfront.   Usually our day goes something like this in the Summer (when I am not styling someone into a Hood River Vacation Rental home) We head to The Columbia River waterfront at the sand bar – spread out a blanket

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The Best Dog Friendly Hood River Activities

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Experience a Dog-Friendly Hood River Vacation I am a dog and I live in Hood River I know it’s doggy Nirvana. Some may be a little put off by the less than canine friendly history. Don’t be fooled that they named the town after us, – Dog River. Sounds like true recognition but NO, they actually ate our furry brethren. Call themselves civilized? I don’t think so. But it’s easy to forget this dark history (there are some benefits in having a short attention span) when you get to drag

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Hood River Movies Spots To Check out

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Cold rainy winter nights. Don’t we mostly want to be inside–cozy and entertained after stimuli-overload during holidays? The remedy: I can’t think of one much better than to hit the flicks for some fun evening entertainment with these Hood River movies suggestions. Our little Hood River offers 2 great venues for your movie-viewing pleasure. Hood River Cinemas offers the more traditional movie theater set up complete with 5 screens, stadium seating & classic concessions (buckets of popcorn, candy enticingly displayed, cookies, soda pop, also a good selection of beers). This

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Live Music in Hood River

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Of all the reasons to come to the area, live music in Hood River might surprise you. We are a small town with all the amenities of any big city! Located downtown, The River City Saloon is a local favorite. Started many moons ago during the beginning of the wind sports era, this classic dive has live music several nights a week ranging from fantastic local talents to well-known national bands. If you want to feel like a local, The Ruins Tuesdays should not be missed. Every Tuesday evening Springhouse

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Named Sunset Magazine Best Adventure Town!

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In the June 2015 issue Sunset magazine will name our little town of Hood River The Best Adventure Town and we are stoked! From biking and hiking to kayaking and white water rafting to world class kiteboarding and windsurfing no wonder we are on the map for adventure. The sweeping scenery of the mighty Columbia River Gorge make for a perfect back drop to frolic and play in the wonder of a town. With Mt. Hood also in the background just minutes away lead to epic winter recreation as well.

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Mosier Farmers Market

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Mosier Farmers Market runs from June 21 – September 27 Sunday afternoons from 4 – 7PM.  Located on 1st Avenue at Rack & Cloth Parking Lot. There is sure to be a full display of food vendors, artists, music, kids activities and more! Come mingle, dance and stock up on local fruits and veggies to cook up in your vacation home!

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Second Saturday at WAAAM

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Every second Saturday of the month at WAAAM experience some old school rides, check out some cool planes arriving and departing from the Hood River airport strip. Every month there a different feature. May 9 is Military vehicles – super cool! And also a flag retirement ceremony. Free parking located just 3 miles from downtown Hood River at 1600 Air Museum Road. (You can’t miss it there is HUGE old Drive In Sign at the entrance.)  Events start at 10:00am and end at 2:00pm. Lunch is between 11:00am and 1:00pm.

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Hood River Farmers Market

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What a better way to stock up on your Hood River Vacation Home fridge! Stop by the Hood River Farmers Market on your way into town Thursday afternoon before checking into your house. Open from May 7 to mid November every Thursday from 5-8PM. Located at the Hood River Middle School at 1602 May Street once school begins in September the market moves to Springhouse Cellar location. The market has over 20 vendors with fresh ingredients including meats, cheeses, fruits, veggies, honey, jams and more! There is also kids activities,

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