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Veneta

Explore the rural ambiance of the Veneta area, where the foothills of the Coast Range meet the South Willamette Valley. Located just west of Eugene-Springfield, minutes from the Eugene Airport, and only an hour from the Pacific Coast, Veneta offers the perfect setting for outdoor adventure, scenic wine tours or a peaceful retreat in the country.

Veneta's town center is right on Territorial Highway, which rolls through some of the region's best wine country. In the summer, drive the scenic country roads, stopping at "u pick" orchards or farm stands for crisp apples, sweet corn or fresh blueberries. The town itself features art galleries, antique stores and a popular restaurant housed in a charming converted white church. 

Fern Ridge Reservoir is also a major attraction in Veneta. Several waterfront parks are popular for barbecues, sunbathing, volleyball and walking. Swim, sail, kayak, water-ski or fish in the lake. Around the reservoir perimeter explore hiking and cycling trails, birding, and RV and tent camping.

Veneta is host to many events throughout the year, including the Oregon Country Fair. From regattas on the lake to wine tastings at the local vineyards and wineries, there is always something fun to do!