One of our favorite fall activities as a family has become going for a drive in Hood River on the “Fruit Loop.” We did it for the first time last year, and have made it a new annual tradition with our repeat of the drive this year. Of course, the drive is not about the cereal, but about all the amazing orchards and wineries that line the streets of gorgeous Hood River. As an added bonus, the drive is absolutely beautiful. You get to see views of Mt. Hood up close from the north side which is something we don’t see too often living on the west side of the mountain. You can also catch views of the majestic Mt. Adams. The drive takes you up over 2,000′ feet in elevation. It is a wonderful all-around trip and a fun family tradition.
Today we are sharing with you a picture from our trip. We love stopping at many of the apple orchards on the Loop. This is a picture from stop #17 Kiyokawa Family Orchards & Fruit Stand. It’s one of our favorites! This is our last stop on the trip, where they have a cool fort made of old Apple Crates for the kids to play in. The vendors are friendly and offer phenomenal prices.
If you’re in the area during harvest season, I’d highly recommend taking the drive. Give us a call, we might just tag along!
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