Play & Stay Spring-Summer 2014

Create a mini Gorge vacation by enjoying our educational guided hikes, overnight incentives, evening activities, and local food, wine, and beer. Businesses participating in the Play & Stay program are business members, and believe preserving the natural resources of the Gorge is a smart investment.

Play & Stay is a part of the Gorge Towns to Trails project. Supporting local businesses and sustainable communities is an important part of protecting the Gorge. We hope you'll support the following Friends' business members.

Play & Stay weekends include:  

April 5 & 6:  Annual Meeting Weekend (Cascade Locks & Stevenson)

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STAY at Skamania Lodge in Stevenson, WA.

Call 800-221-7117 and ask for the Friends2014 discount or book online with courtesy rate code: Friends2014 by April 1.

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  • Also join us Saturday evening at 7 pm at Skamania Lodge for a special Ice Age Floods presentation by Friends member and hike leader Jim Chase. No registration-just show up!
  • 3rd Annual Iron Man Strong Ale Festival at Skamania County Fairgrounds on Saturday, April 5, 12 noon-8:00 pm.

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April 12 & 13:  Springtime in the Eastern Gorge

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Ask for the 10% “Gorge Friends” discount at any of the above lodging businesses.

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April 26 & 27:  Hood River Fun!

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  • Join us Saturday evening at 7 pm at the Hood River Library for a special presentation by John Harrison, the author of A Woman Alone. Enjoy an engaging and fascinating story of Gorge history about Mona Bell and her life in the Gorge in the 1930s. Particularly, her relationship with her lover Sam Hill, and what happened to Mona and their son after her hilltop mansion, a gift from Sam Hill, was condemned to make way for the construction of Bonneville Dam. Books will be for sale and light refreshments served. NO RSVP required, just show up!
  • Hood River Blossom Fest:  April 12 - 27
  • Hard Pressed Cider Festival: April 25-27 with 15 cider makers participating. Check the Hood River Chamber’s website for more information.
  • Columbia Gorge Wine Growers Association Barrel & Reserve Tasting Weekend

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May 2, 3 & 4:  Balsamroot & Lupine Wildflowers in the Eastern Gorge

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May 9, 10 & 11:  Mother’s Day Weekend + Wine Tasting in the Eastern Gorge

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May 17 & 18:  Skamania County Adventures!

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June 19, 20 & 21:  Summer Solstice Weekend in Stevenson

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