Welcome to the Columbia River Gorge, one of the most scenic and historic areas of the Pacific Northwest! Apart from the many entertainments available right at Edgefield (golf, pool, wine tasting, shopping, spa treatments and so on), there are nearby options galore for shopping, touring, hiking, skiing and more – and this is just a start...
- Multnomah Falls is the number-one scenic attraction in Oregon. This beautiful year-round waterfall offers excellent photo opportunities, as well as a series of easy-to-difficult hikes, just twenty minutes east of Edgefield.
- Vista House at Crown Point is called the most photographed icon of the Columbia Gorge, with its stunning vantage point high above the river. Built in 1916–1918, the structure recently underwent a renovation to restore it to its original glory.
- If you feel like a drive through the countryside, the Historic Columbia River Highway makes for a delightful outing and begins just a few miles from Edgefield. Designed in 1913 specifically to take advantage of the Gorge's magnificent views, it was the first highway in the nation to be named a National Historic Landmark.
- See the Gorge from a different vantage point – from on the river itself! Drive half and hour to Cascade Locks to board the Columbia Gorge Sternwheeler, an authentic triple-decked paddle wheeler.
- The Confluence Project is a series of seven art installations along the Columbia River Basin created by architect Maya Lin to evoke the history of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. The third site, a bird blind at the Sandy River Delta, is a short drive from Edgefield and features a family-friendly one-mile walk to an elliptical bird blind on the quiet, reflective Sandy River Delta.
- For another gorgeous driving daytrip into the Gorge, travel the Mount Hood Scenic Byway, which is filled with beautiful panoramas of valleys, waterfalls, family farms and nurseries and more.
- Nearby Mount Hood offers skiing, snowboarding, hiking and more 365 days a year. Check out the historic Timberline Lodge or Mount Hood Meadows for snow conditions.
- Edgefield sits at the mouth of the Columbia River Gorge Scenic Area, one of the nation's most beautiful regions. The opportunities for exploration are immense – watersports, hiking, driving tours, skiing, sightseeing, rafting and beyond.
- Did you know that Hood River, OR, is the windsurfing capital of the world? Even if you don't windsurf (yet!), the hour's drive from Edgefield to this quaint city on the Columbia River is worth it just to watch the experts on the water.
- The Columbia Gorge Premium Outlets beckon, just a mile away from Edgefield. Visit stores including GAP Outlet, Adidas, Eddie Bauer, Liz Claiborne and many others.
- Stroll through quaint Historic Downtown Troutdale for a relaxing afternoon – it offers art galleries, antique shops, boutiques and more.
- There is plenty of shopping to be found in downtown Portland, just twenty minutes west of Edgefield – go to travelportland.com for info!