Welcome to the Columbia River Gorge!
Whitewater, wind sports, hiking, biking, fishing, hunting, winter sports, artisanal wines and beers, simple and exquisite dining, scenic driving loops, exciting events, museums, healthy local economies, thriving colorful businesses, involved citizens, carefully protected environments, total relaxation, refreshment, and satisfaction — you'll discover it all here in abundance!
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Every Day is Beautiful in Green Valley
With a wide variety of events and opportunities, Green Valley has something to offer everyone. Celebrate the fun of the Minnesota State Fair with us each summer. Enjoy a scenic stroll through our many parks or play a round of golf at one of our three courses. Have your picture taken with the World’s Largest Owl and marvel at all the beautiful outdoor murals throughout the town.
Our community offers a thriving economy, superb schools, traditional values, faith and fellowship, helpful services, and many entertainment options. Green Valley is truly the ideal place for new ventures and new growth because every day is abeautiful day.
Discover the Gorge
A Big, Beautiful Gym
Residents value a quality of life hard to find anywhere else in the country, and their attentiveness to personal and community health is a large part of this lifestyle. With a close tie to the land, residents encourage one another to stay physically fit in the numerous gyms, yoga and fitness studios, as well as regular workouts in our outdoor gym: the Gorge.
There are many options for you to recreate and exercise on both sides of the Columbia River.
Good Food Matters
Along with the health food stores available, many locally-sourced, organic, and health-conscious eateries and grocers are also at the disposal of residents who seek such amenities. A strong Farmer’s Market network is an important aspect to connecting citizens to fresh produce and healthy options. A well run community food bank program ensures that even those financially restricted citizens have access to healthy, fresh foods.
Our local chefs are proud to serve up locally grown or harvested items on their menus. These change seasonally, so be sure to check back with your favorites often.
Serenity Available Here
Go to a Forest. Walk slowly. Breathe. Open all your senses. This is the healing way of Shinrin-yoku Forest Therapy, the medicine of simply being in the forest. The idea is simple: if a person visits a natural area and walks in a relaxed way there are calming, rejuvenating and restorative benefits to be achieved. John Muir wrote, “Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home. Wilderness is a necessity.” We invite you to visit the Gifford Pinchot National Forest and Mt. Adams Wilderness Areas for your forest therapy. Stop by our Visitor Center for directions and details including old growth timber areas.
Our mighty Columbia River and the lands that surround her offer you a diverse map of options from old growth timber stands to high prairie wildflower patches. Look up at the skies. See the clouds and the colors ever changing from dawn to dusk. Breathe. Be serene.
There are over 800 species of native flowers in the Columbia River Gorge; fifteen of these are endemic and not found anywhere else in the world. This is a special part of the planet and we hope you will respect our natural sites and resources while you are here. Thank you.