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Plan your trip to Eugene, Cascades & Coast.

Family Fun

Bring the Kids!

You'll find plenty of family-friendly places, events and activities in the Eugene, Cascades & Coast region. Go outside year-round for hiking, cycling, geocaching and exploring. From forests and farms to playgrounds and pools, adventures await!

Fall Frolics

Cycling in Eugene by Michael Kevin DalyHappy Trails

Hike or cycle regional trails awash in colorful fall foliage. The Row River Trail in Cottage Grove is part of a 36-mile (58 km) paved route that encircles Dorena Reservoir and showcases seven covered bridges. Sixteen miles (26 km) of the Row River Trail are designated-family friendly with easy terrain, marked road crossings and pathways buffered from traffic.

In Eugene - Springfield, the Ruth Bascom Riverbank Path System features 100 miles (161 km) of level paved paths looping around the Willamette River. Bike bridges make shorter loops possible. Watch ducks, picnic or romp at the many playgrounds.

Cascades Raptor Center by Erin SackettNature's Friends

Before wildlife and domestic animals bed down for winter, trek to neighborhood farms, parks and wetlands. Get a bird's eye view of eagles, hawks, falcons, ospreys and other amazing raptors at the Cascades Raptor Center. Visit alpacas, sheep and cows and feed goats.

The Willamette Fish Hatchery in Oakridge features pools of trout and white sturgeon. Spring Chinook salmon and summer steelhead are also reared here seasonally. Along with interpretive signage there is a nine-hole miniature golf course explaining the salmon life cycle, a viewing area of game birds, a museum and picnic area.

Roaring Rapids CarouselUnder Cover Romps

Bring the fun indoors! Ride the 1930s carousel inside Roaring Rapids Pizza Company in Springfield. Or hang out in the mall play areas at Valley River Center and Gateway Mall. Drop in and ride the rails, bowls and decks of the largest covered skate park in the country. WJ Skatepark + Urban Plaza is located in Washington Jefferson Park.