The Fruit Loop is more than just a colorful, sugary breakfast cereal! It is a gorgeous scenic drive through lush lavender fields, past enticing wineries, and alongside blossoming orchards in Oregon. The Hood River County Fruit Loop will take you on a magnificent tour of the gorgeous nature surrounding the Carson Ridge Luxury Cabins. From fruit farms with rows of trees full of juicy cherries, pears, and apples to alpaca farms with furry friends for petting, the scenery along the Hood River County Fruit Loop is enthralling. Get lost in Pacific Northwest nature for a little while and discover the magic of the Hood River County Fruit Loop!
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Drive or Cycle the Hood River County Fruit Loop
A self-guided tour of the 35-mile Hood River County Fruit Loop will give you an up close and personal view of dozens of farms and wineries with roadside stands of fresh fruit, baked goods, and produce. There are also several wineries, berry patches, lavender fields, and alpaca farms to explore along the trail. Whether you decide to drive or cycle, be sure to stop at some of the farms and other attractions along the way to enjoy a fresh taste of something delicious. Another great stop is at Panorama Point for the best views of Mount Adams and Mount Hood!
The Fruit of the Loop
Fruit has been grown along the Fruit Loop since the mid-1800s, and many local farmers are working on land that has been in their families for generations. Friendly and generous, the farmers of the Hood River County Fruit Loop encourage visitors to explore and harvest. Many U-pick farms are along the Loop, and there is truly nothing quite like the taste of freshly picked fruit. Hood River apple picking is a particularly popular activity, although blueberry patches are also prevalent. The Hood River U-Pick Organic Farm has a particularly great variety of fruit, including cherries, raspberries, blueberries, and honey crisp apples. There are also many fruit stands lining the Fruit Loop. So, if you aren’t in the mood to pick your own, you may still enjoy fresh finds along the roadside.
Enjoy a Picnic Lunch at a Farm Along the Fruit Loop
Indeed, snacks are abundant on the Fruit Loop – especially the healthy kind. Of course, if you prefer your fruit slathered on toast (jam) or with a scoop of ice cream (pie), you’ll find these options on the loop, too. There is also a wide assortment of locally made preserves at the Apple Valley Country Store. Here, you can also lunch on barbecue chicken, ribs, or pulled pork. Be sure to complete the meal with a sinfully good Huckleberry ice cream shake! If you’re looking for something else sweet, be sure to stop in at one of the many Oregon wineries along the Loop.
Relax in Luxury After Your Journey
At the end of your Fruit Loop adventure, you will want to do nothing more than return to our luxurious Hood River lodging with arms full of locally produced wine, fruit, and other treats. You’ll probably also want a loaf of freshly baked bread, a few jars of jam, and a slice of pie. Touring the Fruit Loop is hungry work! So sit back, admire the view from your private cabin porch at Carson Ridge, and enjoy a healthy, locally grown feast!