Sports are the heartbeat of this athletically-charged community from the trails to the track, from the waves to the slopes and from the fields to the stadiums.
Explore the Eugene, Cascades & Coast region of Oregon! In this adventure-driven destination, find yourself hiking to spectacular waterfalls or endless public beaches, kayaking white water or ocean estuaries, cycling through wine country or on Oregon's best trails, and while you're here, don't forget to sample the premier culinary bounty that awaits.
Follow in the footsteps of legendary track star Steve Prefontaine as you run the routes he ran. Visit Pre's rock and Historic Hayward Field. More
Ships at sea still rely on this picturesque, century-old lighthouse. Stay in the keeper's cottage, now a charming B&B and hike down to the beach below. More
Deep in the ocean cliff, barking and bellowing sea lions hunker down for the winter in a large marine cave. You can join them for amazing wildlife watching. More
Pedal the Covered Bridge Scenic Bikeway in Cottage Grove. A gentle paved path circles Dorena Lake and passes multiple covered bridges. Fun for the whole family! More
Roar up and over towering sand dunes skirting coastal lakes and pine forests, then cruise across wide open beaches with the wind in your hair. More
From the Oregon Coast to the Cascade rivers, the fishing is superb! Catch the big one, or just come home with the best fish tales ever. More
Eugene, Cascades & Coast has the highest concentration of covered bridges in the West! Walk, cycle and even drive through many of these romantic beauties. More
The Eugene, Cascades & Coast GeoTour is the first official geocaching tour in Oregon. Playing this game takes sightseeing to new levels and reveals great finds just off the beaten path. More
Exquisite museums, prized works of art, historic buildings, sports memorabilia and innovative sustainability practices make for fascinating campus tours and explorations. More
All hail Oregon pinot! Over a dozen wineries are just minutes from downtown Eugene. Chat with the winemakers in their boutique tasting rooms and stock up on award winners. More
Hit the sand slopes for thrilling dune buggy rides or sandboarding. Build sand castles or just enjoy leaving footprints on the beach. More
Throughout August join art workshops for all skill levels in painting, drawing, sculpting, knitting and more. More
Flooded with snow melt, creeks and rivers are at maximum. Hike to thundering falls from the Coast to the Cascades. More
Take to the trails on horseback. From coastal beach romps to mountain trail rides, Oregon is equestrian country. More
Friday nights before UO home games, cheer on the Ducks in downtown Eugene and Springfield. Free bus service after 5 p.m. and discounts on food and retail. More
Explore Eugene's local breweries and collect stamps in the official Eugene Ale Trail Passport to earn some fun keepsakes! More
Make a picnic from local foods purchased at a farmers' market or roadside farm stand. The cherished Saturday Market returns to downtown Eugene with music, crafts and great food. More
Check off your adventure list with a sweepstakes package on the Oregon Coast. Includes golf, a dune buggy ride, parks permit and overnight at the Three Rivers Casino & Resort. More
Hit the country roads with your GPS and uncover caches near country farms, wineries, waterfalls and small towns. More
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Along the coastal highway discover hiking trails, sandy beaches and great shopping in Historic Old Town Florence. Tour the recently refurbished Heceta Head Lighthouse. Watch whales spout and hear sea lions roar. Taste the salty sea breeze and feel the sand under your feet.