Top Hikes for Fall Foliage 🍁

With smaller crowds, cooler weather, and beautiful scenery, autumn in the Pacific Northwest is one of the best times of year to hit the trail. Soak in the fall foliage on these hikes near Vancouver WA for maximum seasonal enjoyment. Silver Star Mountain The trailhead is about 40 miles northeast of…

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Autumn-azing Spots for Fall Color in Vancouver WA

Red and yellow leaf hunting is a favorite autumn pastime. The drive is scenic, the walk is crisp, and it may end in the perfect Instagram photo. We entered the visual social media world to inspire your next adventure for fall foliage. So grab a warm drink and head out to Vancouver WA’s most colorful…

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Tour the Pendleton Woolen Mill in Washougal

Photo by Stuart Mullenberg Conjuring up images of the Pacific Northwest and nestled among the mist-shrouded forests, snowy mountain tops, and winding backroads, you’ll uncover the distinctive pattern of Pendleton blankets, dyed-in-the-wool for more than a century. The Oregon-based company has…

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Walking Tour: Murals of Downtown

Photo by Studio Signs Inc. Whether you are walking from your parking spot to a downtown restaurant or shopping in Uptown Village, it’s difficult not to see the artful beauty portrayed on the walls of Vancouver. Since 2004, the Clark County Mural Society has been on a mission to transform public…

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Your Guide to Swimming Holes in Vancouver WA

Summer is made for finding the perfect swimming hole, followed by a sweet treat to round out the adventure. Explore these swimmable bodies of water* around Vancouver for a refreshing dip. Moulton Falls A popular summer hangout, Moulton Falls offers deep pools and rock cliffs to safely jump from…

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Farmers Market Round-Up

In Vancouver WA, there is a market for almost every neighborhood to stroll through for fresh, local produce and handmade trinkets. In addition to the nationally recognized Vancouver Farmers Market, which continues to amaze visitors on weekends, neighborhood markets attract mid-week shoppers and…

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Lesser-known history tidbits of Vancouver, WA

If you know Vancouver, Washington (no, not the Canadian city that was incorporated 29 years after and named after the same sea captain) then you're likely aware that our city’s roots run deep at Fort Vancouver. While the Fort is perhaps the most obvious site to discover Vancouver’s history (and well…

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5 Spring Wildflower Hikes Near Vancouver, WA

Hiking in the Pacific Northwest is a wonder in itself—towering trees, crisp air, and stunning views. Add a plethora of spring wildflowers to the mix and you get an experience that will keep you coming back every year. Here are five must-do hikes within easy driving distance of Vancouver, Washington…

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