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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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...

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...

Labor Day dancing at Cubanisimo Vineyards
Area wineries offer recreational opportunities
June 29, 2017

1. Airlie Winery
Airlie Winery prides...

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...

St. Paul Rodeo ~ Photo by Kent Soule
Enjoy festivals, concerts and vineyards this month
June 6, 2017

Summer festivals and events return this month in the Mid-Willamette Valley! From the Oregon Garden Brewfest to the 20th annual World...

Bauman's Farm & Garden
Enjoy farm-fresh produce and treats this summer
May 31, 2017

The Mid-Willamette Valley is home to dozens of farms, nurseries and orchards. Pick your own fruit at the farm, cool down with a sweet treat at a...

Eola Hills Legacy Vineyard
15 places to sip wine over the holiday weekend
May 17, 2017

With world-class wines, stunning vineyard views and cozy tasting rooms, it’s no wonder the Willamette Valley was named the 2016 Wine Region 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...