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Best things to do in Sandy

Discover the city through the eyes of locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Park
“Excellent trail system about 8 miles from cabin down Barlow Trail Road. To access the main trailhead, you have to pedal about 3 miles up a paved logging road climbing approximately 2,000'. If you are a beginner or novice, there is a loop around the parking lot and an entry point to Lower Hide and Seek about 1.5 miles up the logging road. Laura's Loop about .5 mile up is nice for beginners, and at .75 TNT/Little Monkey has slopestyle jumps for those wanting to air it out. For more advanced riders there are few options at the top, including my favorite: Communication Breakdown (flow)-Quid Pro Flow (flow)-338(XC)-Two Turntables (fast and tight), Lower Hide and Seek (flow).”
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American Restaurant
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“It's only a mile away, and it's historic, rustic, and cozy. Pool table! They have breakfast on weekends, and decent bar food for dinner. They have a great patio that gets sun in the afternoon/evening. ”
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Campground
“Nice park (small-fee) with the unique Cascade Streamwatch observation window into the Salmon River. There are flat interpretive trails that lead to the Boulder Ridge hiking trail that ascends 4.7 miles with sweet views of Mt. Hood.”
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Bakery
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“Has fresh baked breads, cinnamon rolls, brownies, and scones. All rolls, buns and biscuits served are also house made. Breakfast & lunch served daily. Dinner service Friday & Saturday”
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Restaurant
“Old world cupped pepperoni pizza and on tap local beer. They are very close to the property so it's a short 5 minute drive. ”
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Convenience Store
“Excellent convenience store. Selection ranging from food and drinks, to household items.”
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Campground
“This day-use area is home to a wide range of recreation facilities including the Cascade Streamwatch Trail and the Wetland Trail. Visitors have a chance to explore natural stream and wetland ecosystem”
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Bakery
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“If you pass through Sandy on your way up or down the mountain, Joe's Donuts is a must if you're craving something sweet. A humble hole-in-the-wall bakery with 20+ varieties of fried and baked pastries.”
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Restaurant
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“Good food and genuine hospitality. Great lunch deals for the budget traveler.”
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Supermarket
“Freshly re-modeled, and has all the brands we love for organic and non-GMO foods. Also, a great wine selection.”
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Establishment
“This makes for a fun afternoon. Show up with a cooler of ice. They have fishing poles, buckets, nets, and worms. Pick any pond to fish from, then pay by the size when you're done. They will gut the fish for you. All you have to do is catch them and take them home. You can also picnic on the grounds.”
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Movie Theatre
“Only 10 miles away, it is a nice place to see a movie and not too far away. ”
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Bakery
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“This place is kind of a must see! Dollar bills line the ceiling and with some major western vibes this place serves up some of the wildest themed burgers you can imagine. Also, vegetarian friendly with a pretty good veggie patty. ”
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Grocery or Supermarket
“Has pretty much everything you might need. From, groceries, to home repair, to clothing and apparel, and even Starbucks and a jewelry shop. Freshly remodeled, this place is actually pretty great for all your food and special dietary needs. They have wine and beer here, but no alcohol (its an Oregon thing)”
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Bakery
“We love this place for its quality coffee and locally grown eats! They are actually a non-profit and help teach youth how to grow and appreciate locally sourced food. They also bake their own bread on site! Perfect for families, with the kids play area in one of the easing area corners. ”
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Point of Interest
“Public Open Skate Weekend Program. Skate, Bike, Blade, Scoot, Jump! Indoor & Outdoor Opportunities Windells.com ”
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