Cascading Rivers Scenic Bikeway couple riding bikes along the river in Oregon's Mount Hood Territory.

Live It Up in Mt. Hood Territory

Molly Johnson | 03/21/2018 | Arts, Biking, Government Camp, Lake Oswego, Molalla, Snow Play

Couple Walking Bikes

Liking your adventure with a side of culture is totally understandable in Mt. Hood Territory because we have it all, in spades. From cycling to snow activities to unique cultural experiences you can enjoy it all here with the endless possibilities. So pick your favorite partner and get to exploring in some of these go-to spots.

Biking:

Spring and cycling go hand-in-hand in Mt. Hood Territory. The conditions, views and activities it connects you to are serendipitous plus it's a really healthy way to get around. The Cascading Rivers Scenic Bikeway sums up the experience pretty spot-on from the name itself, but for some specifics, the Clackamas River is the gem the bikeway guides you along and it can be as challenging as you want to make, depending on the sections you choose to ride. For road cycling beginners, a great ride is the Little Tour of Molalla which takes you along the picturesque countryside and some stately animals at Rosse Posse Acres elk farm which is a real treat. If you want a real challenge the Timberline Lodge Climb is worth the effort because it will lead you to some stunning views of Mt. Hood. 

Snow Play:

Once you get up to the mountain, you might want to get in some world-class skiing or snowboarding, and lucky for you it's possible even in the spring in Mt. Hood Territory! Timberline Lodge & Ski Area has the longest ski season in North America on the Palmer Snowfield, plus a year-round heated pool, spa and sauna for resetting those tired muscles. Snow players and lodge relaxers love to take a ride up the Magic Mile Chairlift to the Palmer Glacier and the views just get better and better the higher you go.

Giant upside down hammer sculpture at Lake Oswegos Gallery Without Walls in Oregons Mount Hood Territory.

Culture:

Speaking of views, the public art display in Lake Oswego known as the Gallery Without Walls has some amazing sculptures that can really stop you in your tracks. With more than 60 sculptures on display at any given time, there is always something new and inspiring to behold and they live amongst the entire city, so they can be a delightful surprise around any corner or a planned art hunt if you so desire. From whimsical to bold they range broadly as all great art and sculpture should, and Mt. Hood Territory is home to loads of wonderful art galleries and theater shows to broaden your cultural horizons. 

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Molly Johnson grew up in Mt. Hood Territory and loves getting to write content inspiring others to visit her beloved home. She is currently generating content for mthoodterritory.com and for the #omht Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and Pinterest channels. 

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