Largest National Scenic Area in America

Posted by West Columbia Gorge Chamber on Monday, April 21, 2014

The US Congress has recognized the Gorge as a National Scenic Area, the largest in America. So it is rightfully named a Wonder of Oregon. Learn more about this amazing place below.

Just a short drive from Portland, you’ll find the amazing view from Crown Point, where you can see the mighty Columbia nestled in the Gorge unfurl before your very eyes. Multnomah Falls and dozens of other falls like Horsetail, Ponytail and Bridal Veil line the way along the Historic Columbia River Highway. In the town of Hood River, you’ll find hand-scooped ice cream, hand-crafted beer, windsurfing, kiteboarding and parasailing. There’s the view from Rowena Crest, the loop up and around Dog Mountain and browsing the shelves of the oldest bookstore in all of Oregon in The Dalles – not to mention the world of wine you’ll find in just a 40 mile stretch.

SRC: Check out the full article from JupiterPDX here.

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