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The Hood River County Fruit Loop: (U-) Pick Your Favorite Things to Do, Drink & Taste!

06/19/2019 | Food, Hood River, Recreation, Road Trip, Shopping, Winery

Summer is coming in Hood River, and it's the perfect time to explore the Hood River County Fruit Loop! The beautiful 35-mile scenic drive, which celebrated its 26th anniversary in 2018, explores the picturesque Hood River Valley – with its stunning views of Mt. Hood and Mount Adams – and winds past acre after acre of pear, cherry, apple, nectarine and peach orchards.

However, this is much more than just a drive! The Fruit Loop offers stops at 29 different farm stands, u-pick farms and orchards, lavender farms, wineries, cideries, and more, where there are u-pick opportunities galore, from cherries, berries and peaches to lavender. (To find out what is currently in season, check out the fruit calendar here). Kids and grown-ups alike will have a blast filling their buckets (and tummies) with seasonal fruits, and exploring the Loop’s orchards and farms.

The Fruit Loop is also famous for its many fruit-related festivals that take place throughout the summer and beyond. Get all the details here:

Thirsty? You can also sample the liquid version of the region’s fruit, thanks to the Fruit Loop’s numerous cideries and wineries that transform apples, pears, and grapes into delicious and unique drinks.

Pick up a free Hood River County Fruit Loop map at the Hood River Visitor Center (720 E. Port Marina Drive, Hood River) or anywhere along the Loop, or download it here.

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