Photos by Cheryl Landes
Oregon’s Hood River Valley is among the Pacific Northwest’s largest fruit producers. It’s best known for cherries and pears, but some farms also grow apples, nectarines, and peaches.
A great way to see the farms is to take a drive on the 35-mile Fruit Loop. It’s a beautiful drive any time of year, but when the trees are in bloom, the scenery is spectacular. To the south, Mount Hood rises in the background and feels close enough to touch. On clear days, Mount Adams and Mount St. Helens appear to the north.
These photos are from a drive last year when the blossoms were slightly past peak, but the scenery was still incredible throughout the valley. For a look at the blossoms at peak, take my armchair photo tour on the Mount Hood Railroad.
Enjoy today’s tour!
Pictures from The Gorge White House on the Fruit Loop