Many families consider Labor Day to be the last big weekend on the water. But with around three weeks of summer left, there's still time spend an afternoon outdoors.
There are plenty of ways to enjoy the fruit of Lane County. Besides berry picking, you can also taste a few vintages at several of the county's wineries. And there are a handful within biking distance from Cottage Grove.
Two small towns south of Eugene offer a fair share of history and charm. And you don’t have to venture far from the interstate to find them.
Head up Highway 99 to Corvallis, then leave the driving to the locals as you tour historic homes or a working timber mill and forest.
On a foggy afternoon, the beach at Cape Kiwanda may appear ominous at first glance. But if you ask people in Pacific City, they'll swear up and down that this can be an ideal place to conquer your fears.
You don't have to travel far to enjoy some of Oregon's rivers. There are plenty of on-the-water activities you can dive into without getting wet.
Escape the heat and soak up some Oregon Coast culture in Yachats and Newport this Fourth of July.