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 and get out the sand shovels start digging a little, trying ever so hard to create something that remotely resembles Mt. Hood – then dip our toes a little, splash around just waiting for the rental shops to open up to rent a paddle board for the day at – eventually everyone gets a little grouchy – this must mean one thing… lunch time! Here is where the decisions start so many options just steps away – The Local Grind yummy teriiyaki, The Sandbar cafe, grab a beer and burger and you set! Stroll a bit further down the waterfront path and of course you come to the kid favorite (and adult:) Solstice – we try and wait to hold off for Cicci’s Gelato later in the day – hah! Like that is going to happen usually directly after lunch, truth be told sometimes before:) It’s just so darn delicious. Personal shout out chocolate hazelnut!
Hiking The Gorge with kids
The Gorge is a hikers paradise – with tons of trails handy most with beautiful waterfalls. Kids love adventure just as much or maybe even more than adults and The Gorge has plenty to offer! Keep your eyes open for wildlife we have seen countless bald eagles, elk, deer, bear and even bobcats!
Hope to see you outside!
I gotta tell ya, I love love love Harvest Festival! There is something about that crisp autumn air, the smell of fresh squeezed cider and fruit a plenty that makes me just want to jump up and down like a little kid. Not to mention contrary to popular belief, the weather is still pretty fantastic in Fall around here! And if that’s not enough to get you excited about Harvest Festival, it also means we are rounding that time of year where we can start planning for Christmas! Grab some extra special Northwest treats for all those on your nice list. Hood River Harvest Festival will be October 14-16 at the Hood River Event Site. Complete with games, crafts for kids (as seen in photo:), music, food vendors and of course pie eating contests and pumpkin carving, this years event is sure to be a FUN FALL must! Tickets will be sold at the door adults $6.00 Kids 12 and under are FREE. Seniors and active military $3.00 Friday, $5.00 Saturday & Sunday.