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  • Sailboat Sunset on Fern Ridge, Veneta OR by J.A. Fry
  • Winery Picnic at Domaine Meriwhether, Eugene OR by Kayla Krempley
  • Birding, American Pelican by Jeff Green
  • Dining, Our Daily Bread Restaurant in the Snow, Veneta OR by Andrea Hartman
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What to Do - Veneta

Venture onto trails for a day of exploration while hiking and birding. Relax on a scenic drive through wine country and savor the locally produced wines at LaVelle Vineyards. 

Explore the Fern Ridge Country Trail, which highlights fascinating local activities and places of interest along the picturesque back roads of the valley and foothills. Enjoy an afternoon of picking fresh strawberries at a local farm. 

Discover the abundance of recreation opportunities at Fern Ridge Lake. Multiple lakeside parks offer day use and overnight camping.  Access the lake through marinas and boat ramps, and enjoy fishing, sailing and water skiing. 

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Domaine Meriwether Winery
  • 88324 Vineyard Ln
  • Veneta OR 97487
  • Phone: 541.935.9711
  • Region: Veneta-Fern Ridge
  • Subcategory: Arts, Culture & Wine
Domaine Meriwether Winery

Stop by and taste Domaine Meriwether's award-winning portfolio of exceptional still and sparkling wines. Among their "trophies," Discovery Cuvee was served in April, 2003 MORE >>

Coyote Creek Covered Bridge
  • Battle Creek Rd
  • Veneta OR 97487
  • Region: Veneta-Fern Ridge
  • Subcategory: Arts, Culture & Wine

Stream: Coyote Creek Length: 60 feet (18 m) Year Constructed: 1922 Nearest Town: Crow Located on Battle Creek Road just off Territorial Highway south of Veneta MORE >>

Fern Ridge Lake
  • Clear Lake Rd
  • 14 miles (22 km) northwest of Eugene, near Veneta
  • Junction City OR 97448
  • Phone: 541.682.2000
  • Region: Veneta-Fern Ridge
  • Subcategory: Natural Wonders

Fern Ridge Lake is a popular recreation area for water sports, such as windsurfing, sailing, water skiing, flat water kayaking, stand up paddling, swimming and fishing. MORE >>

Fern Ridge Lake
  • Clear Lake Rd
  • 14 miles (22 km) northwest of Eugene, near Veneta
  • Junction City OR 97448
  • Phone: 541.682.2000
  • Region: Veneta-Fern Ridge
  • Subcategory: Water Activities

Fern Ridge Lake is a popular area for water sports, such as windsurfing, sailing, water skiing, flat water kayaking, stand up paddling, swimming and fishing. Fern Ridge MORE >>

Fern Ridge Ponds
  • Fern Ridge Ponds
  • Veneta OR 97487
  • Region: Veneta-Fern Ridge
  • Subcategory: Water Activities

(5 acres/2 ha) Located west of Eugene. Fish for white crappie, largemouth bass, and brown bullhead catfish. MORE >>