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Oregon Fall Foliage Blog

Published: September 26, 2012

NEWS RELEASE

Sept. 26, 2012

For Immediate Release

Contact: Lisa Lawton
Director of Community Relations
541.743.8762; 800.547.5445; Lisa@EugeneCascadesCoast.org

 
 Fall Foliage, Hiking by Emily Forsha
Oregon Fall Foliage Blog Launches as Exposure for Local Leaf Venues Grows

Eugene, Ore. - With the fall season officially here, Travel Lane County has launched its Oregon Fall Foliage blog. Since its launch, the seasonal blog, along with key local viewing areas, have already landed significant exposure on a variety of well-known websites featuring fall foliage destinations.

The McKenzie River corridor was featured on About.com in a post called "Fall Foliage in the Pacific Northwest," and on Fodor's website in a post entitled "Great Fall Foliage Trips Across the Country." Most recently, a Conde Nast Traveler blog post, called "Where to See the Best Fall Foliage," also listed the McKenzie River region, placing it number two in its top-five picks in the Northwest.

In partnership with forest rangers, biologists and leaf viewers from around the state, Travel Lane County is providing sightseers with statewide foliage updates on peak viewing times, routes and fall-related activities on the seasonal blog. Travel Lane County hopes the annual promotions will translate into more visits to the area as people continue to make their fall travel plans.

In addition to receiving foliage updates, Travel Lane County is inviting people to view or post their scenic fall photos on the Oregon Fall Foliage Facebook page. Throughout the season, a Fall Photo-of-the-Day will be selected and posted. Meanwhile, Twitter users can receive foliage updates and share feedback about the season's scenery on https://twitter.com/ORFallFoliage.

Travel Lane County will continue providing updates via the hotline at 800.547.5445 Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.  After hours, foliage seekers can listen to an up-to-date voice message highlighting bright spots statewide.

Last year, during the months of September through November, the Oregon Fall Foliage Blog site received more than 38,000 unique visits, up 69 percent over the previous time period.

For more information, contact Travel Lane County at 541.484.5307 or 800.547.5445 or visit http://www.eugenecascadescoast.org/fall/. For supporting images, visit http://www.eugenecascadescoast.org/phototour/ and select the Fall Photo Gallery.

Travel Lane County is a private, nonprofit association dedicated to economic development through visitor spending. In 2011 visitors to Lane County generated more than $543 million in spending for Lane County's economy. Travel Lane County is funded by room tax paid by visitors using area lodging facilities and campgrounds.

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