Portland: On your way to the Wallowa Mountains, stop at the National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center to get a glimpse into pioneer life through interactive living history exhibits. Enjoy the conveniences of historic Baker City, which for three years was named one of the six most beautiful small towns in America by the Rand McNally company, which produces travel gear.
This former mining town, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, has an impressive walking tour. Make your inquiries to spend the night in the majestic Geiser Grand Hotel or in a comfortable inn. Once you’ve finished your walk, enjoy craft drinks at three local establishments.
The family-owned Copper Belt Wines makes its varietals with locally grown grapes on an original pioneer estate. Inspired by the region’s mountain landscapes, Glacier45 Distillery specializes in straight vodka as well as locally sourced flavors like cucumber, cranberries and bell peppers. Don’t miss Barley Brown’s Beer, a brewery known for its award-winning beverages and tasty bar food. Satisfy your cravings with sausage and mashed potatoes, a succulent steak or a local beef burger.
Don’t miss Barley Brown’s Beer, a brewery known for its award-winning beverages and tasty bar food. Satisfy your cravings with sausage and mashed potatoes, a succulent steak or a local beef burger. Don’t miss Barley Brown’s Beer, a brewery known for its award-winning beverages and tasty bar food. Satisfy your cravings with sausage and mashed potatoes, a succulent steak or a local beef burger.
With the Cove-Union Farm Loop burlington car drive, you can enjoy touring farms and ranches where you’ll find goats, cattle, and fresh fruits and vegetables. Alternatively, a short drive north is the Wallowa Barn Tour, a self-guided tour that aims to showcase the region’s unique and historic barns nestled amidst the impressive Wallowa Mountains. Don’t rush, take some time to admire the natural beauty here, including the Eagle Cap Wilderness, Wallowa Lake, and Hells Canyon. Save the next day to travel back through southeastern Oregon, winding through small towns, to see another wonderful site.
Southern Oregon Everything from rafting to winery sightseeing
Portland: Sights, The drive across the state will be totally worth it when you see Crater Lake National Park for the first time(Crater Lake National Park). The 594-meter-deep lake, the deepest in the United States, was formed by the collapse of a volcano 7,700 years ago. Walk or cycle along the edge of the cliffs that surround the pristine deep blue waters.
Then drive for sightseeing tour one to two hours southwest to Gold Hill for family-friendly whitewater rafting. Join a guided ride on the Rogue River through the section containing the Class IV Nugget and Powerhouse sections. Enjoy the wooded canyon scenery as you make your way through the rest of the class II rapids. Afterward, relax at Kriselle Cellars located in nearby White City. Atop the highest hill in the vineyard, the winery’s tasting room serves cheese boards (and wood-fired pizzas on weekends), along with a versatile collection that includes cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc, tempranillo and sauvignon blanc.
Portland: About 90 minutes further, you’ll find plenty of hiking, biking, kayaking, and bird-watching opportunities in the region surrounding Klamath Lake. If you have time, drive the entire 27-kilometre loop around the lake to explore the mountains, waterfalls, and numerous trails. Stop at the Rocky Point Resort to rent boats, enjoy a meal and stay in a cabin. The next day, have an exhilarating experience on the Crater Lake ZipLine at Klamath Falls. Soar through the treetops of the Fremont-Winema National Forest. And take in breathtaking views of Klamath Lake and the Cascade Range.