Hood River, Oregano is a famous little town nestled in the Columbia River Gorge, just sixty miles east of Portland.
It is a famous place for visitors from out-of-state and Portland locals who want to escape the city and spend the weekend exploring the best outdoors.
And it is impossible not to fall in love with the town and amazing views of the Colombia River and Mt. Hood.
Stand Up Paddle in Hood River, Oregon
Here are some of the best things to do in Hood River, Oregon:
Take a Kitesurfing Lesson
Windsurfing and kitesurfing are 2 of the most famous outdoor activities in Hood River, and perfect wind situations draw people from all over the planet.
It is by no means a simple sport to pick up, so you will need to take a lesson.
George kiteboard school and Cascade kiteboarding are just 2 of the many choices to pick from.
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Try Mountain Biking
Mountain biking is another famous outdoor activity famous in Hood River as there are many trails in the area that range in difficulty and length.
If you do not want to bring your own bike, you can rent one at Discover Bicycles, Mountain View Cycles, or Fat Tire Farm.
And if you want to make it mainly easy on yourself, ask about shuttle service choices, so you do not have to hesitate about transporting your rental.
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Go Stand-up Paddleboarding or Kayaking
If kitesurfing is too aggressive for your flavor, you might favor renting a stand-up paddleboard or kayaking.
Both activities are best for even inexperienced beginners, and neither needs a lesson to try.
Hood River kayak and SUP are placed right on the river and provide hourly or daily rentals and scenic guided trips.
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