2020 is around the corner, can you believe it? The cool thing about the new year is that it’s also an excellent time to start planning for your next Oregon adventure.
If you’ve never visited Oregon before, or maybe you already live here are wondering what you should do next, this article will provide you with a list of things that you should consider during your next Oregon Adventure.
Adventures for The Beginner
Let’s say that you haven’t been to Oregon before and you’re planning on making 2020 the year that you finally visit, here is a list of things that you should consider doing for your first Oregon adventure.
Go on a road trip – This is by far one of the most common adventures that people like to take when they first visit Oregon because there’s always so much to see! For a first-time road trip, we recommend heading to the coast because you can devote an entire trip to visiting Oregon’s 11 lighthouses. You could also head over to the Painted Hills during the fall and see the beautiful colors because the wetter months are when those colors really pop!
Visit Mt. Hood – The great thing about Oregon’s most well-known mountain is that it opens all year! You can visit here during the winter for skiing or snowboarding and anytime during the rest of the year for hiking and mountain biking.
Go fishing – There are lots of great places to fish in Oregon! Some of our favorite spots include the North Umpqua River, Columbia River and the Deschutes River in Bend,
Adventures for The Intermediate
Have you been to Oregon a few times and are kind of “meh” about the whole state? Here’s a couple of adventures that you should consider adding to your schedule.
Go on A Hiking tour of Oregon Coast – This is a great way to experience the beauty of the coast since there are literally dozens of great places to hike including the Cape Perpetua Scenic area which offers 26 miles of hiking trails.
Visit the Lava River Cave – Head over to Central Oregon to visit the Lava River Cave. It’s close to Bend and takes about 2 hours total for an adventure that you won’t find anywhere in the state.
Cosmic Tubing at Mt Hood – Obviously, if you’ve been to Oregon before you may have already visited Mt. Hood but did you also go Cosmic Tubing while you were there?
Cosmic tubing is awesome! They light up their Snow Tube and Adventure Park every weekend until Spring Break.
Adventures for The Longtime Adventurer
Want an adventure that will leave you with more than just a short thrill? If so, head over to Gaston for their Tree to a Tree adventure park, go Stand Up Paddle Boarding on the Rogue River, experience the mountain bike trails at McKenzie River Trail or test your endurance by going cross country skiing at Crater Lake state park.
There are tons of great places to have an Oregon Adventure! Start planning now to make 2020 your best year ever when you visit the state.