When you live in the Pacific Northwest, you quickly learn to take advantage of the sunny days and make every effort to get outside. That’s why one sunny afternoon a few weeks ago, I decided to drop everything and go on an adventure to the Hood River Fruit Loop before the cold weather and snow arrived.
The Hood River Fruit Loop is a wonderful little oasis located an hour east of Portland that is filled with cider houses, fruit farms and magnificent mountain views. This adventure is the perfect place for someone who wants to escape the craziness of the city for a bit. Here’s a list of what I managed to fit in, in just one afternoon.
1.Start by drinking cider at the The Gorge White House and take in the view of the beautiful flower fields just outside the house
2.Head up the road and enjoy another round of cider at Fox-Tail Cider
3.Run along the lavender fields at Hood River Lavender Farms. Don’t forget to pick up some lavender infused products!
4.Make friends with some alpacas at Cascade Alpacas of Oregon. You can feed the alpacas and even buy some of their super soft yarn to knit yourself a scarf!
5.Pick apples at Mt. View Orchards while enjoying this gorgeous view of Mt. Hood
6. End your day by watching the sun set on Trillium Lake and on Mt. Hood