hese investments were meant to improve quality of life, but also to encourage tourism and business development. In Richland a new public plaza and large boat dock was built to accommodate vessels that cruise between Portland and Lewiston. A stop in Richland allows visitors to off-load onto the Columbia River Journeys jet boats and take a tour of The Hanford Reach—the last free-flowing section of the Columbia River that remains in the United States.
Several new hotels have been constructed along the waterfront with public trails between the hotel and the river…
Protecting public access while encouraging private development
Several hotels are now offering complimentary bikes to their guests…visitors get to explore the trail