Located in Hood River Oregon, a region just east the Portland, is the Fruit Loop trail. The Fruit Loops is comprised of a plethora of fruit stands, little shops, wineries, ciders, berry farms with u-pick options, antiques, restaurants, and lavender fields. We recently visited with family and spent the entire day driving to a bunch of the different stops and experiencing some fresh fruit, huckleberry shakes, mountain air, vivid flowers, and tasty ciders. The Fruit Loop has a trail map for visitors to follow, as well as a passport book that visitors can collect stamps at. Once visitors collect with stamps you can receive a free tote bag.
We visited the different stops along the Fruit Loop and a couple of our favorites were Lavender Valley, which provided incredible lavender fields with mountain views and Packer Orchards and Bakery, which had delicious baked desserts, local products, and phenomenal huckleberry milkshakes. Our absolute favorite stop along the trail was the Gorge White House, which had a historic home, wines and ciders, u-pick blueberries and strawberries, as well as a massive flower field with a view of both Mt. Hood and Mt. Adams.