Then, across The Dalles Bridge and over to
Goldendale, Washington, visit the Maryhill
Museum and Maryhill Winery—one of
Washington’s largest and most acclaimed
wineries. Maryhill produces award-winning
varietals and blends, winning “Pacific
Northwest Winery of the Year, 2015” by Wine
Press Northwest; “Top 10 Wineries of the
World, 2014” by WAWWJ; and “Winemaker
of the Year—2019” by Indy International. This
is Richard Batchelor’s 3rd trophy in seven years.
(For visitors traveling to Spokane and perhaps
Idaho, stop by Maryhill’s Spokane location—
Then, if your goal is to visit Mt. Hood,
Hwy 35 will get you to one of the most climbed
mountains in the world (second to Japan’s Mt.
Fujiyama). Oregon’s highest mountain
(11,235 feet) offers five wilderness areas,
hiking trails, fishing, camping and skiing.
MT. HOOD/COLUMBIA GORGE EVENTS
ON-GOING Wine Tastings—15 Mile Winery; Quenett Winery &
Copa Di Vino at Historic Sunshine Mill; The Pines Estate; APR.
24-26 41st Annual Northwest Cherry Festival. The Dalles.
MARYHILL WINERY EVENTS www.maryhillwinery.com
For information and events: www.cityofstevenson.com;
www.VisitTheDalles.com (541) 296-2231;
Oregon’s High Desert Country offers 300 days of
sun per year for hiking, white-water rafting, skiing,
golfing, rock-climbing, biking and fly-fishing. The
landscape features rugged lava flows, sage-scented
high desert, snow-covered peaks, dense forests,
sparkling alpine lakes and adventure-filled rivers.
Golfers delight in the High Desert region, with
over 25 spectactacular courses to choose from and
skiers eagerly return to the powder of Mt. Bachelor
each season. Scenic sites around the region include
Suttle Lake, just west of Sisters, with trails for hikers,
mountain bikers and bald eagle watchers. The
Newberry National Volcanic Monument lies within
the Deschutes National Forest south of Bend. This
ancient caldera is home to Paulina and East Lakes,
and Smith Rock State Park, with Morning Glory
Wall and Monkey Face.
For information and events: www.visitbend.com;
Sorosis Park, The Dalles