As summer fades into a distant memory, the winter season rolls into Hood River, bringing cool weather and a dramatic change to the landscape. Spending the winter in Hood River is a special occasion that deserves to be spend the best way possible. Here are Hood River activities to enjoy during the winter season:
Just because it is winter does not mean you cannot enjoy the outdoor activities for which Hood River is known. You will want to bundle up against the elements, but the views will be more than worth it! Visit the Columbia River Gorge Natural Scenic Area. You will have access to world class hiking trails, kayak streams, and ski trails. Traverse the wilderness with cross-country skiing, hike to find the picturesque views, or find the waterfalls hidden around the area. The winter season can easily be spent outdoors in Hood River.
Venture to Mount Hood
We briefly mentioned that skiing can be accessed in Hood River, but you will not believe the quality of winter sports that are available here. Mount Hood provides some of the best kept skiing trails in the Pacific Northwest. This winter wonderland provides rental gear so you can travel light and leave your pair of skis back home. If Mount Hood is a little too busy for your taste (it can get busy in the winter), make the short trek over to
Pocket Creek for quieter trails.
Cut Your Own Christmas Tree
There are not too many places left in the country where you can go and cut down your own Christmas tree. The magic still lives on in Hood River at Hamburg’s 4D Tree Farm, where you can pick out your own tree to take back with you. Your family will start their own family tradition by picking out a tree together. Additional holiday events will take place around the city including Christmas caroling, finding Santa around downtown activities, and more. Simply put, Hood River is the ideal destination for any winter getaway, whether it is for the holidays or just to escape the daily grind.
More Hood River Activities to Enjoy
Get a better understanding on why Hood River is the best winter getaway by reserving one of our exclusive vacation rentals in the area. Each property is privately owned and makes it easy to avoid the busy resorts in the area. Call today and find the perfect rental and to learn more about Hood River activities.