What to do in Wilsonville while your Electric Vehicle (EV) is ChargingAug 11th, 2022
While charging your electric vehicle these days takes hardly any time at all, some folks might not want to hang out at their car while it’s fueling back up at a public fast-Charging station. Fortunately, L3 chargers don’t eat a lot of time and can easily charge your vehicle in just 15 to 30 minutes. Most L3 chargers being located near highly populated areas, there is no shortage of activities to enjoy while you wait. We thought this is the perfect amount of time to take advantage of a few of the local sights and sounds that Wilsonville has to offer—all while your electric vehicle refuels.
Play a Quick Round of Disc Golf or go on a Nature Walk.
What could be better than having a good time outdoors, all while doing something productive as you play? Right next to a ChargePoint EV charging location off SW Parkway Ave in Wilsonville is the Xerox Disc Golf course; just about a 5-minute walk away, you could enjoy a couple of rounds of disc golf in a beautiful and serene natural area. The course also has a paved walking path, so if you’re not really in the mood to play a short game of disc golf, you can just take a pleasant stroll instead. There are plenty of trees to rest underneath as well if you’re just looking to relax a bit away from the hustle and bustle of the downtown district.
Do a little shopping or have lunch at the Wilsonville Town Center.
You barely have to even step out of your vehicle to take advantage of a variety of local establishments. There are a few EV charging stations conveniently located right near the Wilsonville Town Center Shopping Mall, with a Blink Charging station right in the heart the parking lot located off SW Wilsonville Rd. Get a little bit of grocery shopping done or have slice of pizza for lunch at Bellagio’s. If those aren’t your speed, you can also enjoy a sweet pastry or some delicious coffee at the Corner Café. By the time you’re wrapping up, your EV will be ready to get back on the road.
Hold a Puppy at Critter Cabana
This one is especially great if you have kids to entertain while you wait for your ride to charge. Right down SW Wilsonville Road is a conveniently located Blink Charging Station next to the local favorite, Critter Cabana. Here, you can handle adorable puppies, bunnies, chinchillas and even exotic animals or reptiles. Critter Cabana houses a ton of charming animals for your little ones to enjoy while you wait. And don’t worry, if you fall in love while you’re there, that’s okay—they’re all up for adoption!
Check out the Wilsonville public Library
Come by and check out a book to read, or just enjoy some quiet peace at our local library. There is a Blink Charging Station across the street down SW Wilsonville Road, conveniently located nearby. It costs nothing to enter and enjoy, so you can pick up that novel you’ve been interested in reading or just take advantage of the Wi-Fi and buildings air conditioning if it’s hot outside. Take a few minutes to yourself and get lost in a story all while your vehicle is charging up.
Get some exercise at Edge Family Gym
If you are in Wilsonville, this family-owned fitness center is the place to get your next workout in. Located nearby multiple charging spots right off SW Wilsonville Road, getting your workout done feels even more productive while your EV is charging! You could get your cardio in and go for a 30-minute jog, or even join in on a quick group Pilates session with an instructor. Break a sweat and before you know it, you’ll be climbing back into your fully charged EV and on to your next destination.
When you think about it, there are a lot of things that you can enjoy while waiting for your vehicle to charge up, especially in Wilsonville. And just like that, as you’re clearing the coffee cup and pastry crumbs off your table, your EV is fully charged and ready to get back on the road. Let us know what your favorite things to do in town while your EV is charging in the comment section below.