Fall is here, which means it’s time to enjoy the cooler weather, lovely color changes, and of course fall activities. Now is the time to enjoy the weather without dripping in sweat. If you’re looking forward to hearing the leaves crunch beneath your feet, breathing in the crisp air, and making memories with your family, you’ll love these fall activities to enjoy in Oregon.
Grab a canoe or kayak and float down your river of choice. You’ll notice dazzling colors and get a unique view of the landscape from the perspective that many animals get to see it. As a bonus you won’t have to deal with crowds that are commonly associated with vacationing in the summer. Just don’t fall in! The cold water will definitely leave you wanting for a warm shower and fireplace to relax next to.
If there’s one thing that is wonderful about Oregon, it’s the plentiful supply of locally grown foods. This includes hazelnuts, berries, mushrooms, salmon, seafood, wine grapes and hops. Support your local Oregon farmers by checking out this market and picking up some delicious ingredients for a home cooked meal.
Grab a cup of coffee and pastry at your local bakery and enjoy a delightful walk along one of the many paths that wind throughout our gorgeous state. You can’t go more than a few miles without finding a path to walk along. You never know what you’ll find. From hidden lakes to local gardens, the possibilities are endless.
Pumpkin patches are a favorite past time of many. Pick out your pumpkin, carve it up, and don’t forget to toast the seeds for a delicious, high protein snack! Many pumpkin patches also offer hay rides, apple treats, and haunted houses if you dare to adventure.
This colorful festival not only provides a beautiful site to just take in, but also gives you plenty of opportunities to participate. You can race with a giant parachute attached to you, watch flying demonstrations, and enjoy a free kite making class with the kids.
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