Where is the “Fruit Loop”?
A wonderful day trip from Whispering Woods, the Fruit Loop is a 56-mile scenic drive along Hwy 35 that meanders through the communities, orchards, vineyards, farmlands, and forests of Hood River County. Hood River itself is along the path. The journey goes along the scenic Columbia Gorge and the mighty Columbia River.
From Whispering Woods Resort, the closest farm on the Fruit Loop, on Hwy 35 is Aubert Fruit Company, 6955 Hwy. 35, Mt. Hood. This location is a 40 mile drive from the resort heading north on Hess Road. If you are visiting the town of Hood River, the official Fruit Loop starting point is Cherry Karma’s “Purple Pit Stop” located at 1120 Eastside Road in Hood River.
Plan on taking a whole day touring the Fruit Loop and its irresistible offerings of baked goods, fresh fruit, nuts, jams and jellies, berries and award winning wines — and say hello to a few friendly Alpaca while you’re at it.
Maps of the Fruit Loop are available at our resort and the Hood River Visitor’s center off exit 63 on I-84 and at all Fruit Loop locations. You can also pick up a map at the Hood River Country Store, on the south end of the Hood River Valley, on Hwy 35.
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