Columbia Gorge Getaways: 12 Weekend Adventures, From Towns to Trails

Columbia Gorge Getaways: 12 Weekend Adventures, From Towns to Trails

by Laura O. Foster

Columbia Gorge Getaways is the only complete visitor’s guidebook to the Columbia River Gorge, one of the nation’s first National Scenic Areas. With this book, you’ve got a year’s worth of weekend-long adventures in and around the gorge’s historic riverfront towns, on both the Washington and Oregon sides of the river. And it’s all within 115 miles of Portland.

With the book’s 12 ready-to-go vacation itineraries, it’s like having a personal tour guide always ready in your glove-box. The itineraries—plus a one to five-day highlights tour—contain everything you need to know to have a blast in the gorge, from its beaches to its back roads, historic downtowns, hiking and biking trails, shopping, brewpubs and wineries, rural inns, historic sites and museums. Appendices cover festivals, along with gorge outfitters, guides, lessons, rentals and excursions.