The summer months haven’t officially kicked off but here in Cascade Locks it’s been feeling like summer for a few months! The Northwest has had record breaking temperatures in April with temperatures continuing to be bountiful in May.
With the beautiful weather comes a lot of visitors from near and far partaking in many activities. We see many eating ice cream at East Wind Drive Thru when the temperatures are soaring. We see many hiking on the Pacific Crest Trail and throughout the numerous hikes in and or around Cascade Locks.
Dogs of all sizes are more present in these sunny days, too! We see them often on Thunder Island or in Marine Park. Sometimes we get to see great shots of dogs next to Seaman in Marine Park. If you do not know who Seaman is, he’s a famous Newfoundland. He was on the Lewis and Clark expedition and it’s reported he’s the only dog that completed the journey. Lewis was rather fond of Seaman, of course, and named a creek after him. Seaman was quite the protector chasing off squirrels, beavers and buffalo.
Another thing we start to see in Cascade Locks is more water activities. Whether it’s Gorge Flyboarding, the Sternwheeler cruises, children swimming on the beach the water “comes alive” during warm months. In June the town is active with the Sternwheeler Days in which numerous activities happen throughout Cascade Locks. There is music, a parade, teepees set up on Thunder Island and so much more! This year Sternwheeler Days will be June 24th through June 26th.
There are great opportunities for those who love the water and fish is Always Catchin’, a boat charter for all levels of experience. With tours lasting four or eight hours you truly get acquainted with the ins and outs of fishing. In May Salmon and Sturgeon are abundant with Sturgeon being extremely abundant in June!
No matter your adventure, you can “find your wild” in Cascade Locks during the Spring and Summer. We encourage you to check out an activity that peaks your interest and if that doesn’t help, we have plenty of water, mountains, grass, beer, locally caught fish, lodging accomodations and MORE, to hold you over.