Enjoy this Washington 3-day getaway starting at the “Washington Gateway to the Gorge,” begin your adventure in historic downtown Camas for some small town charm. Just a few miles east of Camas is the town of Washougal, home to the famous Pendleton Outlet Store, known for their made in USA wool products. Head east on Hwy 14 over Cape Horn for a beautiful view looking down the Columbia River. Entering Stevenson, you will once again feel small town charm with gorgeous views of the Cascade Mountains and Columbia River. Enjoy lunch in the flower garden at Walking Man Brewing, a small town pub with big beers. Feeling adventurous? Skamania Lodge Adventures offers zipline tours, adventure park and axe throwing. Check in at the Artbliss Hotel for a cozy cabin experience in downtown Stevenson. Visit the Skamania County Chamber website for a complete listing of dining options. Enjoy your evening.
Breakfast options are many, check the chamber website for suggestions. For a bit of history, visit the Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center Museum and experience Native American stories, petroglyphs and the world’s largest rosary collection. If you’re visiting in July, the Columbia Gorge Bluegrass Festival may be happening, if not plan to attend the event next time! The Stevenson Waterfront trail is popular for watching kiteboarders and windsurfers as well as a great place to have a picnic. Check out Beacon Rock, an easy to moderate two mile hike to the top of the core of an ancient volcano. So much to do in Stevenson, so book two nights at the Artbliss Hotel.
Visit the east end of the Washington Gorge where the sun meets the rain. Wine tasting is a popular activity so make it relaxing and book reservations with Martin’s Gorge Tours for a day of wine tasting at Maryhill Winery. If you want to visit Klickitat County, there is plenty to see and do. Visit Cedar Creek Alpacas Farm for a tour and fiber arts demonstrations. Margie’s Pot Shop is in Bingen if you want to stop by and visit a legal cannabis store. The small town of White Salmon has award-winning breweries and coffee shops with fresh baked goods. Visit the Mt. Adams Chamber website for a complete listing of dining options.
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