Holidays in Oregon offer Breathtaking Scenery
If you are looking for Oregon Holidays, you have certainly come to the right place. Oregon is a state of natural wonders and you will find amazing beauty throughout with historic towns and sleepy fishing villages to ski resorts and wineries. Windswept beaches, verdant forests and snow-capped peaks give way to sweeping range lands, towering rock formations and dramatic river valleys in this incredibly diverse land.
What to do in Oregon?
Besides 363 miles of pristine public beaches, high-desert country, painted hills and wine-producing valleys, Oregon is home to North America’s deepest river gorge (Hells Canyon), the country’s deepest lake (Crater Lake) and the world’s second-most-climbed mountain (Mt. Hood), which also happens to host North America’s only year-round ski season.
Portland is a hip urban hotspot with national accolades for its cuisine, a vibrant arts scene, great theatres and funky shopping districts inspired by the creative spirit of the city. Whilst just a short drive from Portland, The Columbia River Gorge and majestic Mt. Hood offer year-round recreation opportunities including; skiing, snowboarding, hiking, camping and biking.
Cowboy adventures, whitewater rafting, quiet mountain retreats – Central Oregon has it all too. The region’s geological history, marked by explosive volcanic activity, is showcased at several parks, and its rich cultural history is on display at the High Desert Museum in Bend. And the spirit of the West is alive and well in the high desert of Eastern Oregon, where snow-capped mountains, dusty plains and jagged red rocks look down on rolling hills of sage, wild rivers and fertile wheat fields.
Whatever your passion, Oregon’s natural and scenic variety – coast, mountains, rivers, high desert, plains, forests and valleys – lends equally to exhilarating outdoor adventure or tranquil exploration.
Situated in the Pacific Northwest region of America, Oregon is a state on the West Coast of the United States. Being one of the most geographically diverse states with volcanos, water, evergreen and mixed forests means if definitely somewhere special to visit.
Things to do on your holidays to Oregon
The 7 wonders of Oregon
Whilst there are 7 wonders of the world, Oregon also has a number of its own specialities…
Mt. Hood is a snowy peak which is crowned by eleven glaciers, one for every thousand feet that it rises above sea level, they can be seen from miles away and also have six ski areas, so if you’re into your skiing, this is the right place for you. The historic Timberline Lodge hosts some of the only year-round skiing anywhere on the earth. The lodge’s design reflects the lines of the mountain and was constructed out of stone and wood from the surrounding forest area. What’s more is it’s also a great place to sit by the fire whilst enjoying a drink and marvelling at the peak outside.
The Oregon Coast
The Oregon Coast is all about splashing in the tide pools, whale watching, hunting for agates, exploring lighthouses and checking out the 363 miles of coastline. Whatever you need from a beach holiday, the Oregon Coast has it!
The Columbia River Gorge
A short drive from Portland, you’ll arrive at Crown Point where you’ll see Columbia nestled in the Gorge. Multnomah Falls, Horsetail, Ponytail and Bridal Veil are beautiful waterfalls along the Columbia River Highway. Hood River is popular for ice cream, craft beers, windsurfing, kiteboarding and parasailing, so again, there’s something for everyone.
The Painted Hills are a historic point showing millions of years in layers of mountain earth in an array of different colours. It’s really a beautiful site to visit on an afternoon with yellows, golds, blacks and reds. Once seeing this unique site, it’s really easy to understand why the Painted Hills are one of the 7 wonders of Oregon.
Smith Rock is home to towers of volcanic ash that have rose like spires of a cathedral out of the dessert. Whether you’re a keen rock climber or you simply appreciate the beauty of this landmark, be sure to visit Smith Rock on your holiday to Oregon.
The Wallowas is a beautiful point where you can look down from the alpine summit and see the highest desert of the Indian country roll out in front of you in one direction, and then to the other direction you can see Hells Canyon. Whether you want to hike or horse ride, the fastest way to the top is a gondola ride that rises 3,700 feet from Wallowa Lake Village to the peak of Mt.Howard.
From the top of crater lake you can really see the wonders of Oregon. Hiking down to the lake is just wonderful, the clearest blue waters which are so deep, it’s also the deepest lake in America and one of the deepest on earth.
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