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Detroit Lake, Detroit, Oregon
Summer vacation is finally here
June 21, 2019

Weather and what to wear: Summer in the Willamette Valley is pleasantly balmy during the day...

Grand Ronde Powwow
Things to do this summer
May 29, 2019

Need plans this summer? There are plenty of things to do near Salem, Oregon! 

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Willamette Heritage Center Sheep to Shawl
Gardens, festivals and wine tasting
May 1, 2019

May is here! Head to the lake for a fishing derby, go downtown for a brew festival or wander through acres of peonies near Salem, Oregon, this...

Mt. Angel Glockenspiel ~ Mt. Angel, Oregon ~ Photo by Reed Lane Photography
End the summer with wineries, festivals and tours
August 28, 2018

September means summer is coming to an end and it’s back to school for the kids, but there is still plenty of fun to have in and around Salem,...

Detroit Lake fireworks ~ Photo by Zak Stone
Festivals, rodeos and fireworks
July 2, 2018

From viewing fireworks over the holiday weekend to attending some of the area’s best annual festivals and rodeos, there’s plenty of fun to be had...

Shelburg Falls ~ Lyons, Oregon ~ Photo by Zak Stone
Discover hidden trails, waterfalls and vistas
May 2, 2018

We know you’ve done Silver Falls State Park and Opal Creek, but the Salem, Oregon, area also has some hidden gem hikes that are front-page worthy...

Schreiner's Iris Garden ~ Keizer, Oregon ~ Photo by Ron Cooper
Gardens, wineries and farmers markets
May 1, 2018

Celebrate the start of summer wine tasting season, visit local farmers markets and explore blooming gardens near Salem, Oregon, this month!...

Deepwood Museum and Gardens ~ Salem, Oregon
October fun near Salem, Oregon
October 4, 2017

Fall activities abound this month in the Mid-Willamette Valley! Attend a family-friendly harvest festival or take part in a Halloween haunt. Here...

Detroit Lake Canoe
Swimming holes, pools and splash parks near Salem, Oregon
July 21, 2017

Beat the heat this summer at a local park, swimming pool or waterfall! Here are 20 places to cool off in the Mid-Willamette Valley:
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Salem Art Fair and Festival twisted glass
Fireworks, farm-to-fork dinners and festivals near Salem, Oregon
June 30, 2017

The month of July is filled with events in the Mid-Willamette Valley. From Fourth of July celebrations to farm-to-fork dinners, there’s something...

Opal Creek
North Santiam River Country overflows with outdoor adventure
June 27, 2017

Oregon’s North Santiam River Country, located an hour east of Salem, abounds with recreational opportunities. Situated in the foothills of the...

Cubanisimo Vineyards
Wine tasting, farmers markets and festivals
May 1, 2017

Head to the Salem-area this month to celebrate the start of wine tasting season and the return of several farmers markets and festivals. From...