Trip Ideas

Guide to Cottage Grove's Covered Bridges

Who can resist the allure of historic covered bridges? Walk inside the cool, creaky chambers, damp from the water below, and peer through sunlit slats at the river. In fall, autumn leaves frame these gorgeous landmarks; in spring it's wildflowers. In winter the bridges may be dusted with snow or…

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6 International Vacations That Are Actually In Oregon

Dreaming of a trip to France's wine country or Norway's legendary waterfalls? Until you take that international trip you've been dreaming about, here are some ideas to get a taste of the world right here in Oregon. Whistler — Oakridge Snow sports in the winter and mountain biking in the summer…

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Must-See Eugene

Here's our starter kit for first-time Eugene visitors; these ten spots will give you just ataste of all the arts, outdoors and farm-to-table food and drink experiences that await you here…

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Natural Swimming Holes

Where can you take a refreshing dip this summer? We asked around and came up with this list of some of our favorite local swimming holes. Remember, these swimming destinations are not supervised nor maintained — so make sure you're making safety your priority: swim with a buddy, watch your children…

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Best Places to Kayak

The Eugene, Cascades & Coast region offers many lakes and rivers, even the Pacific Ocean. Explore these beautiful waterways by paddling your kayak around these top spots. Before heading out, make sure you have the right permits, check the water levels and confirm that the marina or boat ramp is…

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How to Forage for Oregon Mushrooms

The Willamette Valley and the foothills of the coastal ranges and Cascades boast a bounty of delicious, native edible plants year-round. Whether you’re searching for salal berries along the coast or hunting huckleberries in the mountains, oftentimes nature walks or hikes to waterfalls can turn into…

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Explore Our Communities

Whale Watching at Sea Lion Caves
: Melanie Ryan Griffin

Visit the Eugene, Cascades & Coast Visitor Center in downtown Eugene. Find information on things to do and see in Lane County, purchase park passes and locally-made gifts and souvenirs, and…