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Plan Ahead for Early Summer on Mt. Hood

06/13/2019 | Boring, Brightwood, Estacada, Government Camp, Mt Hood Territory, Recreation, Rhododendron, Sandy, Villages of Mt. Hood, Welches, Wemme

Mt. Hood Campgrounds

It has started giving way to warmer weather on Mt. Hood, and many people are dreaming of their summer plans. In Oregon’s Mt. Hood Territory there are more than 2,000 different campsites offering a wide range of amenities.

When it comes to campground reservations make sure to plan ahead, as the campgrounds tend to fill up as the nicer weather arrives. However, you can escape the weekend crowds with a mid-week visit. Most campgrounds have availability during the week, providing for an even better experience.  

Mt. Hood Adventure Park at Skibowl Now Open

The Mt. Hood Adventure Park at Skibowl will partially open their west side operations, which includes the Scenic Sky Chair and Alpine Slide. Their full summer opening of both the east and west sides will happen this weekend on June 15.

Skibowl is widely known for being the largest night ski area in the U.S., but once the warm weather hits, the hills are transformed into a summer playground featuring more than 20 attractions. One of the biggest draws is the dual Alpine Slide, which sends guests shooting down a half-mile track. The ride up the lift to the start is equally fun, offering incredible views of Mt. Hood and the meadows below.

Pioneer Food Celebration

Philip Foster Farm celebrates their summer opening day on Saturday, June 15 with a Pioneer Food Celebration which will feature pioneer cooking demos and tasting alongside interactive history, horses and visits from local historians. Also, visit the farmer’s market, store and all the other activities at the farm.

The staff are all dressed in period clothing and you can tell they enjoy what they do.


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