Endless, Incredible Activities!
If you’re lucky enough to either visit or reside in the Pacific Northwest, you’re familiar with the huge variety of outdoor recreational activities at your very fingertips. Hiking, skiing, camping, golf, boating, and fishing are all avilable just minutes away from our Port of Ridgefield, as well as sailing, mountain climbing, and surfing. If you’re looking for the arts, you’ll find world-class symphonies, opera, jazz, ballet, and theatre nearby, well-paired with incredible local cuisine.
Below are regional highlights, just a short drive from our Port District. Enjoy!
Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
This local gem has the potential to provide days of incredible sight-seeing, hiking, wind-surfing, picnicing, camping, bird-watching, photography, rock climing and more! The Gorge, spanning 80 miles and 4000 feet deep, makes good on promises of breathtaking waterfalls, including Multnomah Falls, the second highest year-round waterfall in the US. The nearby City of Hood River boasts more wind-surfers than anywhere else in the world. This Gorge has it all, for every member of the family.
Mt. St. Helens Visitor Center
May of 1980 marked the explosion of Mt. St. Helens, a catastrophic natural occurance that drew the world’s eyes to the Pacific Northwest and an enormous amount of attention to North Clark County. The site remains a haunting testament to the power and unpredictability of nature, where you can stop in at the Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument and Vistor Center to learn more about this historic event.
The center includes walking trails that take you into the valley, where green life slowly returns where volcanic ash once reigned supreme. The center even offers a theater where you can experience a “blast from the past” and view the explosion. Learn more, here!
Tri Mountain Golf Course
Awarded 4 stars and named one of Golf Digest’s Best Places to Play in 2008, this 18-hole, links-style course offers a medium-sized green and 11 lakes. The club house boasts excellent amenities, including exceptional dining. If you are looking to book a business event, meeting rooms and catering are available. Looking for an extraordinary experience? The aquatic driving range and eighteen-hole putting course feature spectacular vistas, with views of Orgeon’s Mt Hood, as well as Mt. St. Helens and Mt. Adams.
National Wildlife Refuge
Part of the Pacific Flyway, a major north-south travel route for migratory birds that extends from Alaska to Patagonia, the National Wildlife Refuge is a sight to behold! Nestled in the heart of Ridgefield, this refuge is home to hawks, eagles, great blue heron, deer, fox, and many more, all visible via auto tour in your car or a quiet walk on one of many available trails. Want to tour the refuge via water? Consult the Lewis River – Vancouver Lake Paddle Guide!
Curious about other local activities? Contact us at the Port today! We’re happy to advise you on any and all available excursions in the area.