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!...

Capitol Fountain ~ Salem, Oregon ~ Photo by Ron Cooper
One-of-a-kind attractions near Salem, Oregon
January 25, 2018

The Salem, Oregon, area has a little bit of everything – great restaurants, a vibrant cultural scene and spectacular recreational opportunities....

Salem's Riverfront Park Carousel ~ Photo by Ron Cooper
Concerts, hikes and wine tasting
December 26, 2017

Despite cooler weather in the Willamette Valley, there are plenty of indoor and outdoor events happening in January. Attend a concert, hike a...

Silver Falls State Park ~ Sublimity, Oregon ~ Photo by Zak Stone
Waterfalls abound in the Mid-Willamette Valley
October 23, 2017

You don’t have to travel far to find a great waterfall hike near Salem, Oregon. You’ll find plenty of waterfalls less than an hour outside of the...

Detroit Lake, Detroit, Oregon
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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Kayaking ~ Willamette River ~ Salem, Oregon
Paddle, bike and hike 60 miles through Oregon's Willamette Valley
July 17, 2017

Outdoor enthusiasts will have the opportunity to paddle, bike and hike 60 miles through the fertile farmlands of the Mid-Willamette Valley and...

Dog at Oregon Garden ~ Silverton, Oregon
Have Dog, Will Travel
July 5, 2017

Oregon is generally considered a dog-friendly state, and the Mid-Willamette Valley is no exception. In fact, Salem, Oregon, was named to Dog Fancy...

Six things to look forward to in the Mid-Willamette Valley
January 19, 2017

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Hiker at Silver Falls State Park ~ Photo by Zak Stone
Trails, foliage and waterfalls
October 20, 2016

Hit the trails this fall and explore the Salem, Oregon, area’s natural beauty. With flowing waterfalls, diverse wildlife and stunning autumn...