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Top 10 Things to Do with Kids in Hood River Oregon

Updated: Aug 14, 2023

1. Waterfront Park - Watch the kiters while the kids play at the Beach or the Park - all three activities in one great spot! Even a level paved path for strollers all along the water! And you can rent a kayak or stand up paddle board at the end of the hook and paddle around Wells Island.

Riverfront Park, 650 Portway Ave, Hood River

2. Fruit Loop

3. Walk Indian Creek Trail

This easy, accessible, free stroll is beautiful and right in Hood River. Park at the bend in the road where Betty Lou road and 2nd street meet in Hood River. Head South to see the Shushula Point Overlook. Then turn back north and go as far as you like - the trail continues toward down town another 1 1/2 or so.

4. Children's Park

An amazing park that looks like an old fort.

Eugene St & 9th Street

Want to get on the water with little effort? Head up to Lost Lake early in the morning to snag a parking spot and rent a floatation device of your choosing and hit the lake. The amazing lodge has food on offer. 5330 Imai Road

6. Walk Down Oak Street in Downtown:

  • Mike’s Ice Cream 504 Oak Street

  • G Willikers Toy Shoppe 202 Oak Street

  • Hood River Library Amazing children’s library downstairs! The library runs great kids programs!! 502 State Street

  • In the summer - probably nothing beats a pool for kids - and we have a great one. 1601 May Street

  • And every Thursday in the Summer Jackson Park hosts a free concert Corner of May Street and 13th Street

Need an indoor activity? This is it. Tons of planes and antique cars.

Small play area for kids so they can pretend to drive and pilot!

1600 Air Museum Rd, Hood River

Another indoor favorite with children's activities and lots to see.

Walk along the path, over the bridge and over to the waterfront afterwards.

300 E Port Marina Dr, Hood River

Relax with a glass of wine, and amazing view while the kids frolic in the grass. Great pizza for sale as well! 6670 Trout Creek Ridge Rd, Mt Hood


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