The Beaver State

Let's Travel - - U.S.A. | CONTENTS -

TOP 10 THINGS TO DO IN ORE­GON

1 Ex­plore the 363 miles of pris­tine pub­lic coast­line. Places to see/ ac­tiv­i­ties to do: Can­non Beach, Haystack Rock, As­to­ria Col­umn, Goonies House, Til­lam­ook Cheese Fac­tory, whale watch­ing in Depoe Bay, clam dig­ging at Ne­tarts Bay, Sand Dunes Na­tional Re­cre­ation Area (try Sand board­ing at Sand Mas­ter Park, or take a dune buggy ride) and Ban­don Dunes Golf Re­sort (ranked the best golf course in the US in 2012 by Golf Mag­a­zine) 2 Ski Mt. Hood - Tim­ber­line Lodge & Ski Area is the only place in the coun­try where you can ski through­out the en­tire sum­mer

3 Ex­plore the spec­tac­u­lar beauty of the Wal­lowa Moun­tains, dubbed Ore­gon’s “Lit­tle Switzer­land.” En­joy unique back­coun­try ski­ing in the Ea­gle Cap Wilder­ness Area 4 Climb or hike around Smith Rock, where you will be treated to ex­tra­or­di­nary scenic views of deep river canyons and some of the best rock climb­ing in the U.S. 5 En­joy a play in the out­door El­iz­a­bethan The­ater at the award-win­ning Ore­gon Shake­speare Fes­ti­val in Ash­land 6 Road trip to Crater Lake Na­tional Park, where you can swim or take a boat ride in the na­tion’s deep­est lake

7 Hike, climb, swim and sail the Columbia River Gorge, home to Mult­nomah Falls, the sec­ond tallest wa­ter­fall in the U.S. While you’re in the area, get ac­tive on the Hood River, one of the best places to wind­surf and kite­board in the world 8 In­dulge in some tax-free shop­ping at Wood­burn Pre­mium Out­lets, where you’ll find over 110 de­signer name brands 9 Sip and savour your way through Port­land’s culi­nary scene

10 Take a trip out to wine coun­try in the Wil­lamette Val­ley and taste its world class Pinot Noir while be­ing sur­rounded by beau­ti­ful views of the Cas­cade Moun­tains

Smith Rock State Park

Garfield Peak, Crater Lake Na­tional Park

Wal­lower Lake

Haystack Rock

Mt Hood

Vista House over­look­ing the Columbia River Gorge

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