The Northwest Discovery Destination, Lewis and Clark Valley

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At the Gateway to Hells Canyon, North America’s deepest river gorge, lies Lewiston, Idaho and Clarkston, Washington. Discover the newest American Viticulture Area, Lewis-Clark Valley AVA, producing small batch wines to pair brilliantly with the culinary flavors of our region. There’s an adventure waiting for you in the Lewis Clark Valley.

Spring in Lewiston, Idaho and Clarkston, WA is breathtaking. For amateur and professional photographers alike, the abundance of green and the splashes of color from the blooming dogwoods create a canvas of light and color. Enjoy the views and nature as you walk or bike the miles of riverside pathways.

Take a guided jet boat or rafting tour on the Snake River deep into Hells Canyon, which offers scenic vistas that rival any on the continent. Experience world-class whitewater boating, spectacular mountain peaks and vast reaches of remote wilderness for hiking or horseback riding. Diverse and abundant wildlife is all around and keep your eyes peeled for artifacts from prehistoric tribes and rustic remains of early miners and settlers! Hells Canyon Tours

Today, wine lovers and wine judges are consistently ranking our wines among the best of the best in northwest competitions and beyond. With steep river canyons and plateaus within the AVA, it is home to the lowest elevation vineyards in the state that are successful in ripening a wide variety of wine grapes. Lewis-Clark Valley AVA

Feed your inner historian and listen to the legends of the Nez Perce and walk in the footsteps of the Lewis & Clark Expedition. Historical and interpretive sites dot the region and tell the tales of those who came before us. History & Culture

Local restaurants feature Northwest specialties on their menu like salmon, trout and steelhead. Fresh huckleberries and morel mushrooms are in high demand when they come in season. And don’t leave for home without tasting our famous bite-size steak (fried or grilled) that’s on the menu at several area restaurants. Local Flavor

Hells Canyon Wine Tasting Adventure

Take a breathtaking guided trip into Hells Canyon, North America’s Deepest River Gorge. On a wine tasting adventure. Safely and comfortably ride the rapids, view wildlife and petroglyphs and hear tales of the native Nez Perce, steamboats and miners from your expert tour boat captain. Enjoy Lewis-Clark Valley AVA award-winning wines from Washington and Idaho’s newest American Viticultural Area.

This new wine region is receiving many accolades for the wine produced here, as well as recognition for being one of the best places for real estate investment in vineyards. Explore the local wineries, taste for yourself and take some home to share with friends and family. 

Splash into Spring

A special flare for art and culture add yet another spice to the mix that is the Lewis-Clark Valley. Year round, one can indulge in many unique and specialized events that entertain all ages.

Dogwood Festival, April 3-29

This annual celebration of arts, culture and community features events throughout the month of April. Art exhibits, a quilt show, a car show, a 10K Seaport River Run, a dog show Art Under the Elms all await in this nearly one-month-long festival.

Spring Chinook Fishing

Few places offer the variety and accessibility of outdoor diversions that are found right in our backyard. You don’t even have to leave town to find some of the best fishing spots for trolling, spinning, bait casting and fly fishing on the Clearwater & Snake Rivers.

NAIA World Series, May 25-June 1

The excitement is building as the Series is celebrating 62 years of World Series baseball and 27 years of Championship Baseball at Harris Field. Since 1957, over 880,000 fans have attended the Series and 33 different teams have claimed the coveted championship trophy. Don’t miss your chance to join the fun!

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