The town has a vibe that is homey and inviting. There isn't that much here besides a cafe and a couple art galleries and a gift shop. Sure there is a town library, a coffee cart and small museum too.
Our campground is that parking lot between the water and the cafe. It is a bit rough around the edges but better than the other campground we passed which was not downtown. By the way that Cafe IS downtown Hope!
The hike follows the water although is up pretty high on the bank.
We could have hiked down to the beach level but we were pretty tired already and the mud along the beach can be "Quick-mud" if you are there at the wrong time of day.
It is also Open Mic night and we have a few beers and listen to people sing.
A woman in her 70's got up and belted out a few tunes while she played guitar. I have a video I will have to put up.
These two were from Anchorage and were also camping at the Cafe. They were the best people to play all night!