2023 Labor Day Weekend

The last summer hurrah before school starts again, and what a glorious Labor Day weekend it will be! Cherish the waning leisure-filled days by checking off the remaining items on your bucket list. This is the weekend to go camping along the Oregon Coast or up in the Cascades. Take a dune buggy ride or go river rafting. Head out to Alton Baker Park, Fern Ridge or Dorena Lake to rent a canoe, kayak or paddleboard while the concessionaires are still camped out.

Use Labor Day to drive or cycle the scenic back roads to local wineries or follow the Eugene Ale Trail around town. Or just browse Oregon's many antique shops and second-hand stores. 

Parks & Trails

Before setting out, check the Adventure Checklist

Wine Country

It's been a local tradition to visit our wineries over the Labor Day Weekend. Enjoy live music and special festivities at many of the wineries.

Itineraries
World Class Wine Tour Apr 26

World Class Wine Tour

Indulge your senses by exploring Oregon's wine country on a two-day tour of some very special boutique wineries…

Road Trips
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Family Friendly Farms Tour
: Melanie Ryan Griffin
Aug 05

Family Friendly Farms Tour

Bring your kids to a farm for u-pick fruit and vegetables or for a special harvest event. Whether picking peaches…

Cooling Off

With high temperatures, you'll naturally be drawn to the water. Please remember to practice safe swimming and check water levels before heading out.

Popular Picks
Natural Swimming Holes
: Thomas Moser
Jul 06

Natural Swimming Holes

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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…

Guides & Lists
Popular Water Skiing Lakes
: Melanie Ryan Griffin
Jul 10

Popular Water Skiing Lakes

Do you feel the need for speed? We've compiled a list of some of the best places for powerboats, water skiing…

Splash Around Safely - Tips for Water Fun
: Joey Hamilton
Jun 21
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Splash Around Safely - Tips for Water Fun

Playing in the water can be the best part of summer — and Oregon's got plenty of the wet stuff! From lake shores to shady creeks, there are wonderful inviting places to cool off…