The bright yellow, orange and red foliage this autumn season beckon for outdoor exploration in Vancouver USA. From historic train rides to local parks to a National Historic Site, locals and visitors alike are discovering the many unique ways to observe the vibrant fall colors on display.
Visitors can start their autumn adventure with an urban hike or family bike ride along the easily accessible 5-mile Columbia River Waterfront Renaissance Trail. This scenic tree-lined trail features sculptures, waterfront restaurants and beautiful river views. The trail leads to the Vancouver Land Bridge, designed by the famed artist Maya Lin, which connects to the iconic Fort Vancouver National Historic Site.
An adventure for the whole family to enjoy, a ride on the Chelatchie Prairie Railroad is something visitors won't want to miss. Pulled by a historic locomotive, the train transports passengers through the scenic fall landscape of northern Clark County featuring a ride through a 330-foot rock tunnel and a stop to view Yacolt Falls. This season the railroad has several unique events including the Steam Fall Leaves Special and the Headless Horseman Halloween Train.
Visitors can also enjoy the magnificent show of fall colors in the core of downtown Vancouver at Esther Short Park, the oldest public square in the state of Washington. On Saturday and Sunday through October they can grab a picnic lunch or other farm fresh treats at the Vancouver Farmers Market adjacent to the park.
Other popular autumn outdoor activities in Vancouver USA include:
- The Northwest's Largest Halloween Event: Four Horsemen at the Clark County Scaregrounds: Every Friday and Saturday evening in October
- Clark County Historical Museum Haunted Walking Tour: 7pm and 9pm Fridays and Saturdays in October (Except Halloween)
- Bi-Zi Farms Annual Pumpkin Patch and Harvest Festival: Friday, Saturday and Sundays in October
- Pumpkin Lane at Pomeroy Farm:Saturdays and Sundays in October
For more information or to request high-res photos for print or web use, please contact Carrie Schave via email or at 360-750-1553.