Top 10 Things to Do in Ridgefield, WA: Your Ultimate Guide

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Explore Ridgefield, WA: The Best 10 Activities and Attractions

Ridgefield Washington, known for its neighborly community, lush forest views, charming downtown shopping district and art and music scene, offers an idyllic life for its residents. From kayaking river adventures to concerts in the park, you will find lots of fun things to explore in this town.


1.    Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge

Just a stone's throw away from Paradise Pointe, Greely Farms, and Ramble Creek is a serene nature retreat. At the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, you'll find a variety of activities to connect with nature, such as birding walks where visitors get the unique experience of seeing graceful sandhill cranes, bald eagles, swans, and other rare birds. Go on a rejuvenating stroll along one of the many nature trails surrounded by local wildlife, or take a scenic drive on the 4-mile loop. From bat walks to youth photography workshops, there's always something new to experience and learn at the refuge, making it a place you’ll want to visit every season.

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2.    Bethany Vineyard & Winery

Ridgfield is home to many popular wineries, but Bethany Vineyard & Winery is a standout favorite of both locals and travelers. Perfect for a daycation where you’ll experience breathtaking landscapes with a lakeside view while enjoying tastings. Sip on exquisite wines in a charming tasting room with a food menu that includes perfectly paired cheese plates. Don’t forget to try Bethany’s Panini sandwich, which was reviewed by one visitor as “delicious beyond my wildest dreams!” With a laid-back atmosphere and dog-friendly policies, this winery promises a fun day out, only 4 minutes from Greely Farms, 8 minutes from Ramble Creek, and under 15 minutes from Paradise Pointe!

3.    Ridgefield Amphitheater (RV Inn Style Resorts Amphitheater)

Enjoy live music by legendary artists under the stars at the Ridgefield Amphitheater! Oregon and Washington residents make Ridgefield Amphitheater a destination for truly magical concert experiences. Featuring room for 10,000 people on the lawn and 8,000 covered seats, this is the place to experience some of the biggest events of the year. Just minutes away from Ramble Creek and close to both Greely Farms and Paradise Pointe, you’ll have the home-court advantage of easily snagging an early parking space!


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4.    Ridgefield Community Garden

The downtown Ridgefield Community Garden is a thriving sanctuary, where you are invited to connect both with nature and your neighbors. Grow your own food and fragrant flowers, while collaborating with others to add your personal touch to this special place. Feel the calm that comes from tending to your soil, and enjoy the fruits (or veggies!) of your labor. Whether you're a seasoned grower of heirloom tomatoes or just planting your very first snap pea seedling, you’ll find a welcoming and flourishing space to be a part of at the Community Garden. 

5.    Ridgefield Farmers Market

Located in the heart of Ridgefield, come enjoy the vibrant farmers market every other Saturday, June to October. The market celebrates community and sustainability, where you can come to support local farmers and vendors. Come sample the freshest organic fruits, veggies, and baked goods while enjoying live music. Check out makers of home decor items, clothing, jewelry, and homemade soaps. Just 3 short miles away from Paradise Pointe and only 5 miles from Greely Farms. Come shop in the daytime, and have a truly farm-to-table experience that very evening. 


6.    The Old Liberty Theater

This performing arts space, The Old Liberty Theater, is a historic building with a coffee shop at the storefront that serves a full espresso menu, smoothies, beer and wine, and tasty food that includes vegan options. Reimagined out of an old movie theater, the nostalgic ambiance makes it a desirable place to both meet up with friends for a soothing latte, or to catch a show. Touring bands and local musicians grace the stage nightly. The space is also home to stand-up comedy nights and other performances, as well as some all ages matinees.   

7.    Kayaking and Canoeing with Ridgefield Kayak

Embark on a paddling adventure along Ridgefield’s scenic waterways! Rent a kayak or canoe from Ridgefield Kayak and explore the beauty of Lake River. Paddle along the refuge to experience wildlife from a unique perspective that is truly thrilling. You may spot fluffy-furred river otters swimming beside you. Majestic blue herons, sandhill cranes, and bald eagles glide by as you breathe in the fresh air. On the riverbank, white-tailed deer are frequently seen feeding on alder and willow trees. The location, being only 3.2 miles from Paradise Pointe and under 10 miles from both Greely Farms and Ramble Creek, makes it an accessible day trip full of splendor.

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8.    Downtown Shopping District

Explore Ridgefield's wonderful downtown shopping district, surrounded by incredible views and tree-lined streets. From boutique shops to antique stores, to indulging in the famous avocado toast for brunch at Pioneer Street restaurant, there are so many things to enjoy in this charming neighborhood. Be sure to stop by Alcove Art Gallery, showcasing the work of talented local artists, and Ridgefield True Value Hardware Store, a local favorite since 1914! 

9.    Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Complex

Head to the Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Complex for a day of fun! The complex spans 53 acres and has multiple playgrounds, sports fields, and walking trails. A perfect space for a picnic on a sunny day, this beloved local venue is 2.5 miles from Paradise Pointe, also making it an easy bike ride during the warmer seasons. The Ridgefield Raptors, a baseball team in the West Coast League, host 30 home games at the field every summer. Grab a scrumptious snack or beverage from the community building’s concession stand, chill in the community room, and cheer on the Raptors with a prime view of the game. Follow Holt Homes on Facebook for Raptors ticket giveaways this season!

10.    First Saturdays

Join the festivities in downtown Ridgefield every 1st Saturday for a lively blend of music, entertainment, delicious food, family-friendly activities, and a strong sense of community. Every 1st Saturday has something new to offer, such as concerts in the park, street fairs, and pop-up activities. There are often inspiring theme-related events, such as the kick off party for “Make a Difference Month”, where the community is invited to celebrate small acts of kindness. A lovely day downtown is just minutes away from Paradise Pointe, and less than 15 minutes from Greely Farms and Ramble Creek.

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