Wander Woman – Frenchman’s Bar

Wander Woman – Frenchman’s Bar

Sometimes you just need a beach day; a day to forget appointments, demands and stress and just relax with your toes in the sand while your little ones build castles and dip their feet in the water. But driving to the coast takes time, and after the hour or two drive, we might be greeted with with clouds, cold, wind, and sometimes rain.

Friends, there is another way!

Move your beach day to Frenchman’s Bar Regional Park, a long, sandy beach on the north bank of the Columbia River, with Vancouver Lake to the east and the mighty Columbia to the West. It’s perfect for picnicking, playing, splashing and relaxing.

To read more, pick up a copy of the August 2016 issue at any of these locations, or view the digital archive copy here.

Find more of my adventures here.

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Afton Nelson is a wife and mother of three boys, and a writer who loves exploring the Pacific Northwest with her family. Get to know her better at

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