Are you looking for your next summer destination and need a good reason to celebrate? If so, consider taking your Father’s Day plans on the road and end up here with us here in Hood River. Our Oregon community offers plenty of outdoor activities along with unique attractions that are sure to catch the special dad’s attention. Best of all, our vacation rentals will keep you comfortable every night during your stay. Take a look here at the different ways you can explore Father’s Day in Hood River, OR:

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Check Out the Local Breweries

If your special guy is like most he will enjoy some time over at the local brewery. If there is one aspect of Oregon that many adults love it is the fact that is has near countless amount of breweries in the state. You will find that a great selection of breweries are right here in Hood River. In fact, there are several breweries that have become local favorites for their high quality and great locations. Take your special guy to breweries that include Ferment Brewing Company, Double Mountain Brewery, or Full Sail Brewing Company. You will find that many breweries including Full Sail offer gorgeous river views so your beer is paired with the scenery. Enjoy a pint of your favorite beer style like an IPA or order up a tasting flight to try a little bit of everything. The breweries typically offer classic styles along with seasonal favorites and small batch specialties. Most breweries are also family friendly so the whole gang can tag along. They also offer plenty of food menus to peruse along with food trucks and live music. Going to the local brewery is a whole event here in Hood River!

Go White Water Rafting

Part of the joy of visiting Hood River is by getting on the actual river and going down it. White water rafting is a popular activity and offers a thrill ride for those ready to take on the white water rapids. There is no one better to trust for a white water rafting experience than Wet Planet Whitewater. They offer a variety of day trips on the river that will take you a few miles outside of Hood River. For those who are experience white water rafters you can enjoy challenging class IV-V rapids that will still be flowing well from the spring melt. If you prefer kayaking over white water rafting you will find a variety of courses to sign up for too. This is perfect for a few hours in the cool river and those who are experienced in white water rapids.

Try Out Wind Surfing

There is one thing that Hood River is especially known for and it is wind surfing. You have probably seen wind surfers out on the water in the area taking on the waves and breeze for an exciting activity. Hood River is nearby the Columbia River Gorge and offers a wind power like no other. The river funnels in the wind making the area be exceptionally special for wind surfing. Getting your guy out onto the water to try this out is as easy as contacting Hood River Water Play. They are the only company in the area that features a private beach where you can receive beginner, intermediate, and advanced lessons. You and your guy will become a pro in no time and be taking on the waves around Hood River!

Go Hiking

Another great way to see all of Hood River is by enjoying a little bit of hiking in the area. You will find a variety of trails with different difficulty levels all throughout the area. Laurance Lake High Ridge Hike is a 6.6 mile long that is considered moderately challenging. The trail features several switch backs that offer stunning views of Mount Hood. You can even walk along the ridge near the wash out for the best views possible. Exploring the trail in June offers plenty of sunshine but also bigger crowds so heading up earlier in the morning is always recommended.

If you prefer some outdoor cycling simply head over to the Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail. This 9 mile trail is paved making it ideal for outdoor biking and taking in direct views of the river. Lost Lake Loop is a short 3.1 mile trail that can easily be completed in around an hour. The views over the lake mirror Mount Hood for breathtaking picture opportunities. There is no bad hiking in Hood River!

Get Ready for Hood River

As you can see Hood River is an outdoor activity playground so make sure to come visit this summer for Father’s Day. Book one of our nearby vacation rentals to have the most comfortable stay around!


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