Top 10 Things to do in Woodland, United States

August 17, 2017 Malia Yoakum

Woodland is a city in Clark and Cowlitz counties in the State of Washington. Most residents live within Cowlitz County, in which the majority of the city lies. It is part of the 'Longview, Washington Metropolitan Statistical Area'. The population was 5,509 at the 2010 census.
Restaurants in Woodland

1. Cedar Creek Grist Mill

43907 Northeast Grist Mill Road, Woodland, WA 98674 +1 360-225-5832
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4.5 based on 76 reviews

Cedar Creek Grist Mill

Reviewed By AnnKirby - Vancouver, Washington

Heard about but never visited until today. Parked on the side of the road, fairly steep hill, nose down. Exited across covered bridge to Cedar Creek Road.

Inside a volunteer scooped grain into s hopper then bagged flour to give to waiting visitors. Very low pressure. We donated $10 for the flour/volunteer speech and $20 for cookbook and a pamphlet. Well worth the stop.

2. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge

28908 NW Main Ave, Ridgefield, WA 98642-8366 +1 360-887-4106
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4.5 based on 77 reviews

Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge

Reviewed By simivalley1699 - Washington, the State

We had a marvelous time exploring the various trails - some were out in the open, and others in the woodsy area. The oak trees are absolutely amazing - great descriptions are available to learn about the vegetation. We watched a heron trying to catch his dinner.

3. Ye Ol' Grog Distillery

35855 Industrial Way Ste C, Saint Helens, OR 97051-6234 +1 503-366-4001
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5 based on 16 reviews

Ye Ol' Grog Distillery

Ye Ol' Grog Distillery has been in business since 09-09-09 and producing their Ultra-Pure, Hand Crafted Distilled Spirits since 2011. We are located in the Ultra-Pure Liquor Distillation Capital of the known world, St Helens, Oregon. Sample sweet, smooth Grog, Unfiltered Vodkas and Spirited 16 proof Ice Cream as they should be, Good Tasting, Unpretentious and FUN! The foursome behind Ye Ol' Grog Distillery doesn't just make specialty spirits they also make the tools that make specialty spirits. Comprised of three engineers, the team designed two stills and installed the equipment to allow the magic to happen. This machinery not only helps churn out Hand Crafted Ice Cream and extremely smooth vodkas but two variations of Grog's namesake, an alcohol beloved by many throughout the world over the centuries.

Reviewed By Stephanie_5o3 - Beaverton, Oregon

We heard they were serving their boozy ice cream and made the trip over the hill to check it out. Of course we had to try (or re-try) the vodka and grog, but then on to the business of ice cream! The flavors were delicious...MoreThanks a Bunch for coming back and then writing a review about it. It really is much appreciated. llw

4. Veterans Park

62601 Columbia River Highway, Columbia City, OR 97018 +1 503-397-4010
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5 based on 2 reviews

Veterans Park

Reviewed By Kalamariverrat - Rainier, Oregon

The civic-minded residents of Columbia City, and the St. Helens VFW, have built and maintained this small tribute to veterans. It is just off US 30, halfway between Deer Island and St. Helens. It includes the Coast Guard among veterans, which is appropriate, since my father commanded a CG patrol boat on the Columbia River, not far from here, during WWII.

5. Hulda Klager Lilac Gardens

115 S Pekin Rd, Woodland, WA 98674-9532 +1 360-225-8996
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4.5 based on 58 reviews

Hulda Klager Lilac Gardens

Reviewed By marybeth_abarbanel - Seattle, Washington

A lovely treat for your senses... Wonderful scents and hundreds of beautiful, photogenic lilacs! Lilac Lovers Heaven!

This garden contains many mature lilacs of different varieties and colors, all highly fragrant. It is an Historically protected site that also includes a vintage farmhouse, a small gift shop and several unique lilacs for sale. This property near Vancouver, WA ( NOT BC ) is well worth the 2 1/2 hour drive from Seattle, or 1 hour drive from Portland. It is just off I-5 in the small town of Woodland.

The $3 admission is quite a bargain, and it is a nice respite when traveling by car from Seattle to Portland. If you like gardens, this is not to be missed!

Visit only between mid to late April and mid May when the lilacs are in bloom.

6. Columbia View Park

Between Strand and the Columbia River, Saint Helens, OR 97051
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4.5 based on 14 reviews

Columbia View Park

Reviewed By Barbara H - Saint Helens, Oregon

In the summertime they have what is called 'Thirteen Nights On The River" on Thursday nights with bands playing and food vendors. It's great for the entire family.

7. Holland America Bulb Farms

1066 S Pekin Rd, Woodland, WA 98674-9536 +1 360-225-6575
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4 based on 17 reviews

Holland America Bulb Farms

Reviewed By pitterpat000 - Gainesville, Georgia

Everything indicates you can come anytime in April. Well....on April 5, there were no flowers in bloom in the fields. The website didn't have anything to indicate that it was too early, but apparently it was. I love tulips and wanted to see fields full, but didn't get to do so. Maybe wait until mid-late April.

8. St. Helens Visitors Center

2194 Columbia Blvd, Saint Helens, OR 97051-1739 +1 503-397-0685
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4.5 based on 9 reviews

St. Helens Visitors Center

There are so many things to do and see in South Columbia county. Two popular movies have had scenes filmed here and there are plenty of historic, haunted and scenic attractions in this town and county. October is the busiest month of the entire year for us as we have a month long Halloween celebration, called the Spirit of Halloweentown. We are Halloweentown! Come on down and get all the info!

Reviewed By Ann T - Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom

The visitor centre is great and chronicles the eruption of Mt St Helens in an excellent way. The drive up is beautiful and the effect of the eruptions unfolds as the drive climbs the mountain. The scenery is dramatic yet beautiful. Absolutely fascinating if you are interested in volcanoes but a great place to visit for the landscape.

9. State Route 503

Woodland, WA
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4.5 based on 5 reviews

Small, scenic road cutting across lush rain forest and several small towns.

Reviewed By jbinwa - Woodland WA

The town of Woodland at milepost 21 on I-5 in Washington is the place to begin your day trip. The great attraction is scenery including forested slopes, open scenic valleys, mountain peaks and waterfalls. Locals will be glad to suggest things to see along the route.

One good destination would be the Falls on the North Fork of the Lewis River. The lower falls is at the east end of Swift Reservoir and signs will guide you. A short hike is required but be sure to bring your camera. If you don't hike there is still plenty to see along Hwy. 503.

You can make a drive along Hwy 503 as short as 3 hours or a day long adventure. After you choose your option, start your day trip going east on highway 503 for about four miles through patchworks of small housing developments and small acreages and then enter the forested area. A nice public park is available at Merwin Dam in Aerial about 10 miles east of Woodland. The park feature swimming, picnic grounds and plenty of room for kids to burn off some of their restless energy. In nearby Aerial the Lelooska Native American center is open on an irregular basis. Best to check ahead and it is worth seeing. Further up at the community of Yale the forested land gives way to an open valley with forested mountains on both sides and an option presents itself.

If time is short highway 503 turns south at Yale and in a short distance goes across a scenic and one-way suspension bridge. The route gets into more inhabited land and eventually winds up skirting the town of Battleground and then the eastern edge of Vancouver where 503 merges into I-205. Northbound I-205 merges onto I-5 northbound in a few miles and I-5 north takes you back to Woodland.

If you have more time or plan to visit Lewis River Falls, go straight at the Yale junction up to the village of Cougar where fuel and food are available. Beyond Cougar is Swift Dam and reservoir and a terrific close up view of Mt. St. Helens south side. After traveling along Swift reservoir you can choose a couple of options.

You can go north to Randle, WA. That road skirts the east side of Mt. St. Helens and offers spectacular scenery including Mt. St. Helens, Mt. Adams and on a good day Mt. Ranier. At Randle you can go west along Hwy 12 and back to I-5 or go east to Rainier Natl. Park or Yakima, WA. This road may be closed in Winter.

Alternatively you can save the trip to Randle for when you have more time and proceed east on forest service roads into the Wind River country and go south eventually winding up at Carson, WA. in the Columbia River Gorge along Washington highway 14 and then west to Vancouver, WA. Either choice is a full day of great scenery made possible by Highway 503 going east from Woodland.

10. Ridgefield Kayaks

5 W Mill St, Ridgefield, WA 98642-4508
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5 based on 8 reviews

Ridgefield Kayaks

Reviewed By globalcamera - Portland, Oregon

Located twenty minutes from Vancouver, Washington is a nice little village called Ridgefield. It's location on a waterway of the Columbia River gives it a quiet natural location for kayakers plus nature and bird watchers.
The Ridgefield Kayak rentals are easy going and have figured out how to help you in and out of a kayak successfully.

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