Oregon Adventure Plan 2012


From the issue Golden Opportunities

Think California has it all? Wait till you've seen Oregon. Get there this spring and find outdoor opportunities in all directions: from uncrowded coasts and volcanic mountains to shiny lakes, world-class pinots, and some of the best microbreweries on earth. TravelOregon.com helps put your plan into motion with beautiful photos, scenic videos, special offers, and reviews on must-see spots.

Trail blazing: Choose from hundreds of hikes, including the deep-forest solitude and mountain beauty of Proxy Falls, where you'll travel along a 1-mile loop trail through open lava fields and dense foliage to two magnificent waterfalls. Find your perfect hike.

Roadie Trip! Some of the best road trips happen without a windshield in front of you. Not only has Portland been rated the number-one biking city in the nation by Bicycling magazine, but Oregon's back roads, miles of trails, intimate inns, and endless dining options make it the ideal state for a pedal-powered adventure—from easy rides along the gold coast to exhausting assaults on 10,000-foot peaks. Favorites include an urban-to-thrills adventure from Portland's Pioneer Square to a tree-to-tree zip-lining park followed by a hot soak and some pints at a lodge; or a food and wine ramble through the countryside of Willamette Valley, Oregon's first scenic bikeway. Find your perfect bike ride.

BONUS: Get your free Travel Oregon guide for the inside scoop on outdoor adventures, people, places, happenings, and more. Giddy up…you've got some exploring to do!

Visit TravelOregon.com for everything you need to plan your trip (including good deals).