Oregon – the beautiful place I live. And there is so much to see and enjoy. Are you looking for someplace to go? Here are some great ideas for day trips, a weekend, or even a whole week!
Day Trips (or a whole weekend!)
Breitenbush Hot Springs – Any time of year, this place will refresh and rejuvenate!
The Enchanted Forest – A fun place for kids (exhausting for us old folks!!)
Kayaking the Tualatin River – Mild exercise for the body, quiet time for the mind.
Willamette Valley Lavender Festival – Happening in July; A lot of lavender items, wine tasting and gorgeous views!
Camping Champoeg park – We stayed in a yurt, but I don’t recommend it in November. It’s mighty cold!!
Camping at the North Santiam Park – A perfect place with a river, hiking and great sites!
Bend (one of my favorite places) – You just have to check it out!
Hood River and the Columbia River Gorge – Hood River ranks up there with me, and the waterfalls in the gorge are beautiful!
A little bit longer trip –
Crate Lake National Monument – beautiful scenery and a fascinating history
Hood River – the Historic Columbia Gorge Hotel – We went the first time in winter. This place is beautiful year around (and the hotel is haunted!!)
Oregon Lighthouses – The Oregon coast offers some beautiful views and some interesting history associated with these lighthouses!
Siletz Bay – Lincoln City – So much to do in Lincoln City, like eat and relax and walk on the beach….
The Painted Hills – John Day Fossil Beds – Absolutely beautiful area!! The history of the geology is fascinating!
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