Hood River has always been the choice destination for historians, foodies, trekkers, sports enthusiasts and last but not least, and adrenaline junkies. The location of Hood River, in-between the Cascade Range and Columbia River Gorge, is what gave it the moniker ‘windsurfing capital of the world’ and also what caused the influx of surfers there.
Watersports are not even half of it, though. There are mountain biking and scenic hiking trails, wineries and craft breweries all lumped together in this city. In Hood River, there’s something for everyone, including families. The list below highlights fun activities everyone in your family can partake in.
Even from a distance, Mount Hood Meadows is a sight to behold; up-close and personal, it’s something else entirely. The mountain may be more famous for being a winter hub of snow games and sports, but even getting to its summit is a great experience on its own. How?
There is chairlift ride to the peak of the mountain, which means you will be presented with an opportunity to see incredible and brilliant views, go stargazing and geocaching and of course, gain access to alpine hikes. Since the activities are more enjoyable as a group, it simply means your family is guaranteed a fun time.
There’s a new water sport that has been gaining traction since it was invented. It’s called SUP (stand-up paddle-boarding), and Hood River is more than a great place to try your hand at it. You can find numerous shops or outfitters that give simple yet efficient lessons on SUP, so enroll with them until you feel you’re proficient enough to try it on your own.
Contrary to its name, the Lost Lake is one of the largest and most popular attractions in Hood River. Vacationists even claim it’s one of the most beautiful places in the entire region. The lake has a way to make you stare in wonder and at the same time, intimidate you. The massive Mount Hood looming in the background, as well as the vastness of the lake itself, has much to do with this.
Why not rent a canoe or paddleboat and gently row it over the calm water? The lake’s serenity makes it an even more endearing place. It makes you feel at ease and urges you to explore the other parts of the lake.
And then after all that paddling, what then? Obviously, you’ll need to cleanse and rest your tired body before the next activity you engage in, and what better way to do that than in a spa? Spa Remedease is Hood River’s pride and joy. Our experts are ready to treat you and help you relax, doing their best to make sure your stay in Hood River is one to remember.