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Mt Hood

Located 90 minutes southeast of Portland, Mt. Hood offers a retreat from busy life. Although much of the area serves as an outdoor escape, visitors also find small villages with rural and modern charm.

Two main attractions draw nature lovers: Mt. Hood and the Columbia River Gorge. Mt. Hood National Forest measures 60 miles of forested mountains, lakes, and streams perfect for summer biking and hiking. Other outdoor activities include canoeing and kayaking on Trillium Lake, hot-air balloon rides, fishing, exploring Willamette Falls and water tubing.

In winter, experience cold-weather fun at Timberline Lodge, Mt. Hood Skibowl and Mt. Hood Meadows. Ski and snowboard miles of slopes, rent snowmobiles, tube down hill, ride sleighs and snowshoe through the mountains. Visitors can even ski at night, as Mt. Hood Skibowl has one of the largest night skiing terrains in the U.S.

Love food and wine? Take a food tour or visit over a dozen vineyards. A few musts are Oswego Hills, Twill Cellars, St. Josef’s and AlexEli. To sample a large area, drive to Portland where companies offer tours. Backcountry Wine Tours and A Great Oregon Wine Tour have day-trip options where guests tastes flavors from different stops.