Views of Nature to Kick-Start Summer Activities

Real Estate Broker/Owner with ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors

Cape Horn, Washougal ,WA

With Memorial Day marking the unofficial start of summer, it's a good day to kick-start your family activities for the season. In addition to summer camp and trips to the beach, there are many local opportunities in Clark County, WA to keep your family busy.

This Saturday, June 4, is National Trails Day, an annual celebration of trail activities across the country: hiking, biking, paddling, horseback riding, trail running, and bird watching and more. Several locations in the area are hosting events - the City of Ridgefield celebrates with the Big Paddle - an interpretive tour by canoe, kayak, or even paddleboard along Lake River to the confluence of the Columbia River. Registration for the tour is required, but there are other free activities along the waterfront.

But you don't have to wait until Saturday to get outdoors.  There are many daily opportunities for hiking, biking, kayaking, or just strolling along the beach to throw a stick for your dog. Some of our favorites include:

Cape Horn, a rigorous hike along the Gorge that offers amazing panoramic views of the Columbia River and Gorge.  Head East on WA State Route 14 to signs at milepost 26.4.

Sunset Falls Park, along the East Fork of the Lewis River.  Kayak along the East Fork, take an easy hike to the falls, or spend the night camping.

Lacamas Heritage Trail is a relatively easy, but very scenic hiking/biking path along Lacamas Lake. Parking at either end - off Goodwin Road, or Lake Rd near the Lacamas Lake Lodge.

Captain William Clark Park is a popular picnicking and swimming area along the Columbia River in Washougal.  Cottonwood Beach can get a little crowded on holidays, but a short hike East around Cottonwood Point offers more privacy.

However you decide to launch your summer activities, Clark County offers many outdoor opportunities for enjoying Nature as Neighbors.

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Lottie Kendall
Compass - San Francisco, CA
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Debb, you've listed some great activities to tempt us to get outside and enjoy our wonderful world.

May 30, 2016 02:26 AM #1
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude


What a nice overview of outdoor things to do and enjoy so many views of nature! Idnd't know June 4 was National Trails day - I'll have to read more! Maybe there are some special activities happening in my area!


May 30, 2016 02:37 AM #2
Belinda Spillman
Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado - Aurora, CO
Colorado Living!

It does feel like the start of summer.  This is a great time to start planning your summer activities and get out to enjoy the nature all around.

May 30, 2016 02:42 AM #3
Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

Hi Debb, you are in such a pretty part of the country. Enjoy your Memorial day.

May 30, 2016 03:00 AM #4
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


I would love to do them all.  I have no idea that June 4th is National Trails Day.  I love the shot, and I know Mac loves visiting all the trails with the two of you.  A

May 30, 2016 04:32 AM #5
Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC - Fort Collins, CO
Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate

Hi Debb - Nice post. That's a great list of outdoor activities, and you're blessed with a truly magnificent outdoors as a setting for them.

May 30, 2016 05:02 AM #6
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC


Welcome to the first day of summer . . . . May it be a great one.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

May 30, 2016 10:47 AM #7
Amanda S. Davidson
Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group Brokered By eXp Realty - Alexandria, VA
Alexandria Virginia Homes For Sale

Debb, it's the season to get out and enjoy all that Clark County has to offer. With the views in your area I can't imagine not being outside to soak them all up.

May 31, 2016 12:07 AM #8
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

It's a pretty wonderful place to hike and play outdoors. We do consider ourselves very fortunate to live in such a scenic place. D 

May 31, 2016 12:10 AM #9
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hi Debb and Bernie -- what a beautiful photo and your post reads like a travelogue of summer activities to be enjoyed.  

May 31, 2016 12:40 AM #10
Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
John L Scott Market Center - Birkenfeld, OR
"Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905

OR you can buy property from Debb and Bernie and have it all to yourself!!

May 31, 2016 02:00 AM #11
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

What an incredible view, that is amazing!  Lots of fun things to do for the summer!  I hope that your weekend was enjoyed my friend!

May 31, 2016 03:38 AM #12
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC


Camas Washington would a great choice to call home.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

May 31, 2016 12:47 PM #13
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Debb this picture reminds me of the Danube just south of Budapest, Hungary, either way it is a great view, Endre

May 31, 2016 04:07 PM #14
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

Hi Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD , I can see why there is a lot of outdoor activities in such a beautiful area.  I love your photos.

Jun 01, 2016 01:40 AM #15
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

I think I could adapt and enjoy life in your beautiful area. You always put a positive spin on some of the most exciting places to go and things to do! Your photograph is great too!

Jun 02, 2016 08:38 AM #16
Rene Fabre
First American Title - Seattle, WA
Marketing in the Digital Age

Hi Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD ... Love this time of year, with the summer ahead... And Clark County is beautiful area in the Pacific Northwest! Reminds me, I want a walk in the woods! Love the photo view!

Jun 03, 2016 04:37 AM #17
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