SO MANY WAYS TO PLAY
With so much to explore who wouldn’t want to live here?
Enjoy a round of golf at Big River Golf Course along the Columbia River, or head east and take a swing at Wildhorse Resort & Casino’s award-winning course. Either way, you’ll enjoy a lush scenic view.
Hermiston is located just 7 miles from the mighty Columbia River. The Columbia provides year-round recreation for fishing, boating, camping and much more.
Camp at Pioneer RV Park or pitch your tent along the Columbia. We have plenty of options for you when it comes to recreational vehicles. Hat Rock State Park is also just minutes away with nature trails and mountain bike access. Don’t forget to bring the four wheelers.
If you enjoy horseback riding, hiking, canoeing, skiing, mountain biking or just being outside then you are in the right place! Hermiston is next to some of the best trails for enjoying a myriad of activities all year long.
Even a little exercise can improve your health and if pumping iron is your preference, then check out one of your three athletic centers: Columbia Court Club, Club 24 or Achieve Fitness and Yoga—each specializing in creating a plan that works for you and your goals.
WALKING & BIKING
Hermiston is easily accessible by walking or biking. The city takes pride in clean streets with sidewalks and bike lanes. You will also find trails at Riverfront Park located along the Umatilla River and at Hat Rock State Park. Whatever your preference everything is within walking distance.
The City of Hermiston is fortunate enough to have an award-winning Parks & Recreation Department that provides year-long activities for kids and adults. With an aquatic center, over 13 city parks, and a Conference Center you can enjoy a dance class, drama or compete on a city league basketball or softball team through the Parks & Recreation Department.
For more info: (541) 667-5018
ONE MARATHON, TWO STATES. EVERY OCTOBER CROSSING THE McNARY DAM
The Columbia River Power Marathon begins at the scenic Desert River Inn in Umatilla, OR. From there the marathon crosses the McNary Dam into Washington, circles back over the Columbia River Bridge, then follows the Lewis and Clark Trail to Hat Rock State Park making a loop back down the trail to the finish line.
The race’s signature component is crossing the dam. This marathon is the first to gain access to McNary Dam for a recreational event. Participants run in two states during one marathon. For many runners the two elements make this a destination marathon.
Word has spread-participants have come from New York, Maine, Tennessee and everywhere in between. There is an option for everyone who may be considering registering for the Columbia River Power Marathon. You can join by forming a relay team and run for a charity of your choice or make this a competition run for your friends and coworkers. The race also features a half marathon and 8K walk and run.
In an ongoing effort to make the greater Hermiston area a more popular destination for marathon enthusiasts, this year the course is certified and added to the list of prestigious marathons around the world as a qualifier for the Boston Marathon.
For more information and registration for the event: www.columbiarivermarathon.com or contact the Hermiston Chamber of Commerce at (541) 567-6151.