Is there an apple tour in the Hood River area or around Mt Hood? Where is the best place for fall color?
Are you looking for an organized tour, or one you can drive on yourself?
There are actually Gravenstein apples are actually in season right now, and there are many U-pick farms where you can go and pick your own. For the most variety in apples the best time to go is generally anytime in October. (This is usually when I stock up on my own to make apple butter.) See the Hood River Fruit Loop for detailed information.
For best fall colors, I suggest a drive along the Historic Columbia River Highway. The combination of waterfalls and autumn foliage is outstanding! This can also be done on your way to Hood River to fetch apples!
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About Ask Oregon Expert Cari Gesch
Cari, a resident of the Mount Hood foothills, is a photographer, writer, and wanderer of hiking trails and scenic byways. She captures images and stories of the experiences and destinations that make Oregon such an exciting place to live and play in on her blog, Wahkeena Exposures.