Recapture the wonder of America’s earliest explorers on a vacation to Oregon. The diverse landscape of this great state lends itself to endless hours of exploring and an unforgettable experience.
Mt. Hood is crowned with 11 glaciers, making its peak snow-covered even in the peak of summer. The mountain contains 6 ski areas to delight winter sports enthusiasts. The Historic Timberline Lodge is one of the only locations on Earth where you can ski year-round. Locals affectionately dubbed the drive from the town of Hood River to the mountain the “Fruit Loop” because of its forests filled with apples, pears, and berries.
All of Oregon’s 363 miles of coast are free of charge and open to the public. Visitors are free to investigate the tide pools, explore sand dunes, and build forts from washed-up driftwood. The coastline is also full of wildlife, allowing visitors to whale watch if the time of year is right.
The Wallowas is the region of Oregon that contains alpine peaks and high desert. This land was carved out by the Oregon Trail and remains relatively unchanged after hundreds of years. The fastest way to the summit is a gondola that takes you 3,700 feet up to the summit of Mt. Howard.
Whichever of the many wonders lures visitors to Oregon, there is something to be uncovered that will surely cause a repeat trip.