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School is almost out! Have you planned your summer vacation yet?
Posted by Mt Hood Vacation Rentals | Monday, May 30, 2011


Top 5 Mt Hood Vacation Ideas
Although it seems like spring has barely started, summer is nearly upon us! Before you know it, school will be out and your kids will be BEGGING for you to keep them entertained. Or, perhaps you just need an escape from pressures (and heat) of the city and want to take advantage of the long sunny days of summer at Mt Hood. Whatever your objectives or needs, Mt Hood Vacation Rentals has countless suggestions for how you can make the most of your summer vacation. Here are 5 Mt Hood vacation activities that are sure to keep the whole family entertained:

 

1. Did you know that Timberline Ski Area is the only mountain resort in the US that offers skiing and/or snowboarding year round? Enroll your kids in one of many ski or snowboarding camps. Enjoy your own adult vacation while they’re off fulfilling their dreams of becoming the next Shawn White. http://www.skinet.com/skiing/photo-gallery/mt-hood-summer-ski-camps

 

 2. A hike a day keeps the doctor away. Not only is hiking a great way to see the amazing wildlife and lush landscapes Mt Hood has to offer, but the advantages of the clean, fresh air will work wonders for your heart, mind and soul. After a rewarding day of wandering through the forest, spend the evening relaxing in a hot tub with a river view and barbecuing on the back deck of your vacation home. For 3 beautiful and amazing hikes, visit: http://www.oregonlakesandrivers.com/content/base-camp-mt-hood

3. Tired of being stuck in traffic? Frustrated with waiting in line for your first cup of coffee? Fed up with the noise and crowds of the city? If you answered yes to all of these questions, then you need a “relaxation-cation”. Whether you’re napping on the deck to the lulling sounds of the river, spending an afternoon at the luxurious spa at The Resort at the Mountain, or curled up with a good book by the fireplace, you’ll return to your everyday life revived and refreshed. http://www.mthood-resort.com/plan-to-play-1/spa.htm

 

 

4. Sure, the kids are out of school, but why not continue their education by visiting the many historical sites located around the Mt Hood area? Step back in time at the Philip Foster Farm National Historic Site, the “last leg” of the Oregon Trail. Explore the architectural wonders of Timberline Lodge with a US Forest Service Ranger, and meet Heidi, the resident St Bernard, along the way. Discover other wonders of the mountain at the Mt Hood Cultural Center & Museum: http://www.mthoodmuseum.org/

 

 

 

5. Calling all foodies! Forage for your dinner in the abundant Mt Hood National Forest, where depending on the season you’ll find chanterelle or morel mushrooms, wood sorel, fiddlehead ferns, and huckleberries. Another day, take a leisurely drive around the Sandy Area Farm Loop for your berries, heirloom vegetables and more. Whatever you bring home to put on the plate, you’ll enjoy cooking it in a fully equipped vacation home kitchen. http://www.mthoodterritory.com/countrypleasures.jsp

 

 



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