Oregon Trips

dogs walking at MInto Brown Island State Park

Explore Minto Brown Island Park: The Most Dog-Friendly Place in Salem

By Ali Patton / March 16, 2023 / 1 Comment

Minto Brown Island State Park is the perfect dog lover’s paradise. This riverfront West Salem park offers walking, hiking, jogging, and swimming, all with the option to take man’s best friend with you! The Search for Dog Friendly Parks at the Halfway Point When I stumbled upon Minto Island Brown Park in Salem, I was … Read more

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views from Rim Drive are what to do at Crater Lake

What to Do at Crater Lake-Best Bets for Your Visit

By Ali Patton / March 5, 2023 / 3 Comments

When thinking about what to do at Crater Lake, many people go right to the pristine, blue water of the lake itself, but the over 180,000-acre park has much more to offer. With historic lodges, dining, sightseeing drives and endless hiking trails, Crater Lake National park is an experience, not just a destination. We visited … Read more

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Valley of the Giants: Oregon’s Tallest Hidden Secret

By Kathleen Hesketh / February 26, 2023 / 3 Comments

When it comes to visiting the Pacific Northwest, adventurers have a lot of choices, but none are as humbling as the Valley of the Giants Oregon trail near the now defunct town of Siletz. Accessing this special, sacred old growth grove requires an intrepid spirit, perseverance, and if traveling on a weekday, possibly a death … Read more

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Silver Falls State Park in Oregon: 10 Awesome Waterfalls in a Single Day

By Ali Patton / February 8, 2023 / 4 Comments

Silver Falls State Park in Oregon is the largest park in the state at close to ten thousand acres. It features moderate trails through dense Oregon forest that bring you to a total of ten different waterfalls. The well-maintained trails, paired with the uniquely beautiful falls, make Silver Falls hike in Oregon a popular place … Read more

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Visiting Oregon: 11 Things to Do When You Get There

By Ali Patton / February 1, 2023 / 6 Comments

When visiting Oregon, it may be hard to narrow down a list of things to do. So, we’ve put together this simplified visitor resource, a companion to our Oregon travel guide, to help you discover the top attractions, and scenic places in Oregon this magnificent state has to offer. Exploring the Outdoors: Scenic Places in … Read more

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Royal Terrace falls on the McDowell Creek Falls trail

McDowell Creek Falls- A Mythical Oregon Hike

By Ali Patton / January 25, 2023 / 11 Comments

McDowell Creek Falls Oregon is a moderate hike located north of Sweet Home. It features beautiful forest views and serene boardwalk stairs leading to the base and summit of two waterfalls. Oregon Hike Views For us, the McDowell Creek Falls trail started out in a small gravel parking lot at the Royal Terrace Trailhead in … Read more

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The Oregon Caves National Monument and Preserve

It’s a Different Kind of Marble Hall at Oregon Caves National Monument and Preserve

By Ali Patton / October 6, 2022 / 2 Comments

The Oregon Caves National Monument and Preserve boasts 15,000 feet of underground passageways that wind and dive ever deeper into a marble cave. When it comes to things to do in Oregon, this adventure must be on your list. The History of the Oregon Caves National Monument and Preserve History of the Oregon Caves National … Read more

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Top Pet-Friendly Vacation Destinations in Oregon, The Most Dog-Friendly State in the Union

By Kathleen Hesketh / October 5, 2022 / Comments Off on Top Pet-Friendly Vacation Destinations in Oregon, The Most Dog-Friendly State in the Union

If you’re like us, you’re always seeking new pet-friendly vacations, restaurants, and specially, pet-friendly hotels. We always find ourselves hunting for dog friendly places in Oregon and New England because, after all, going on an adventure just isn’t the same without your dog. And if you’re like us, you also know that pet-friendly vacations and … Read more

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Antique Firetruck in Antique Powerland Museum

Antique Powerland Museum: Revving Up a Good Time

By Ali Patton / March 16, 2022 / 1 Comment

Antique Powerland Museum or Powerland Heritage Park contains 15 individual museums, each with a different category of antique machinery. This museum will keep you occupied for hours, and is the perfect place to add to your Oregon travel guide. The History of Antique Powerland Museum In the vast farmland of 1950’s Woodburn and Silverton Oregon, … Read more

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Elk trotting in front of remains of Fort Stevens

Fort Stevens State Park: Oregon Forgotten Battlements on the Columbia

By Ali Patton / March 16, 2022 / 4 Comments

Outside Astoria, Oregon sits a crucial part of both Civil war and WWII history. Fort Stevens State Park is the site of decades of Oregon battle time defense, protecting the crucial Columbia River waterway. Today, many of the structures still stand. Descending upon Fort Stevens State Park Oregon On a foggy, cold morning in Astoria, … Read more

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