Vancouver's Old Apple Tree was planted in 1826 on Fort Vancouver and is thought to be the oldest apple tree in the Northwest. It is also considered the matriarch of Washington State's apple industry.
The annual Old Apple Tree Festival is held on the first Saturday in October from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Old Apple Tree Park, located on Columbia Way, just east of Interstate 5 Bridge. The festival focuses on environmental education and historic preservation with Heritage Tree walks, Historic Fort Vancouver tours, live music, apple cider pressing, a scarecrow contest, kids' activities, and much more. As a bonus, the Urban Forestry Commission gives away tree cuttings from the Old Apple Tree for visitors to start their own legacy. All activities are free and family friendly.
Popular trails nearby
- Waterfront Renaissance Trail
- Discovery Historic Loop
There are no fees for this park
7 a.m. to dusk