We all know that the Pacific Northwest is beautiful in the fall, but there is one spot that we (maybe we’re biased) think stands out and that is our own amazing community of Stevenson, Washington! Not only do we have world-class water sports, world-famous waterfalls, award-winning breweries and a bounty of delicious restaurants, we also have an extraordinary fall experience!
The even better news? We are less than an hour from Portland International Airport and Vancouver, Washington and only a few hour’s drive from Seattle! If you are looking for a quick weekend getaway with a wide variety of things to do, eat and drink, but with that small-town feel, Stevenson, Washington is the place to go!
Keep reading to discover all that we have to offer and plan your fall stay in Stevenson, Washington!
Waterfall Lovers Start Here
Fall is the perfect time to chase waterfalls! Between the fall foliage, crisp air and the spectacular views of our waterfalls, you won’t be disappointed. We went ahead and created an itinerary, with a map, so all you have to do is grab a camera and hop in the car! Get your adventure started with our itinerary and map here!
Tasting Tour of Skamania County
If you’re feeling like staying cozy and out of the crisp fall air, a tasting tour might be right up your alley! From craft brewing pioneers, to award-winning wineries, to a family owned distillery, Skamania County has endless options! Learn more about our local craft beverage scene and get our itinerary here!
Golfing in Skamania County
With nice weather still in our forecast, fall is the perfect time to play some golf in Skamania County! And, with multiple courses to play, you have tons of options!
Each course has breathtaking views of the Gorge, including Beacon Rock and Wind Mountain views! Play in the shadows of two of the Gorge’s iconic mountains, or enjoy a sweeping view of the river from Skamania Lodge. Honestly, you can’t pick wrong. Learn more about golfing in Skamania County here!
Relaxing in Skamania County
Want to get a bit of rest and relaxation before the holiday hustle and bustle? This is the perfect time of year to do it and our local community has an abundance of salons, massage therapists and spas to welcome you! Get all the details on relaxing in Stevenson, Washington here.
Fish Hatcheries & National Refuge Areas
With an abundance of water, woods and wildlife in our area, it is no surprise that Skamania County has multiple fish hatcheries and National Wildlife Refuge areas to visit! Many of our fish hatcheries are open year round for viewing and learning. This is perfect activity for a rainy fall day in Skamania County. Get started here!
Sno Parks in Skamania County
Because we are known for water sports, breweries, eateries and epic hikes, people don’t realize how many sno parks are located in Skamania County, not far from Stevenson. This is what makes our area a year round destination! If you are looking to explore some fun places with tons of snow, not far from Portland or Vancouver, then Skamania County is perfect for you! Learn more about our sno parks here!
*Please check recreation.gov to see which sno-parks are open and plowed before you head out*
Christmas in Stevenson
Christmas in the Gorge is a fun + festive weekend that is sure to make lifelong memories! You won’t want to miss our Starlight Parade, Arts + Crafts Bazaar, Nativity displays and so much more! While you’re here, be sure to book your stay at any of our wonderful hotels so you can enjoy the kickoff to Christmas season!
Stevenson, Washington is the perfect basecamp when you come out to explore the Gorge! With world-class kiteboarding, award-winning breweries and exquisite local fare, there are endless things to do once you arrive in Stevenson! And that’s just in town 🙂 Staying in the Gorge HQ means you’re only minutes from hikes, wineries, waterfalls, scenic drives, sno parks, fishing, golfing and SO MUCH MORE! Book your trip to Gorge HQ now!