ANKENY NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE
The 2,796-acre refuge offers excellent wildlife observation areas, trails that meander through wetlands and oak/ash forest, raised boardwalks, interpretive exhibits and observation/photography blinds. Most of the interior of the refuge is closed to public entry while the geese are in residence from Oct. 1-Mar. 31.
8 Great Places to Capture Stunning Photos This Fall Around Salem and the Mid-Willamette Valley
Photo-worthy locations throughout the region
Fall has arrived in Salem and the Mid-Willamette Valley: Leaves are changing color, harvest festivals are welcoming families with hayrides and pumpkin patches, and the crisp autumn air inspires outdoor enthusiasts to throw on a light jacket and hit the trail.
The Ultimate Guide to Camping and Outdoor Adventure in Salem and the Mid-Willamette Valley
New and exciting outdoor ventures you can enjoy this season
What does the perfect summer day look like to you? Does it involve paddling a quiet river while ospreys and eagles soar overhead, climbing a tree for old times' sake, or noshing on s’mores and sleeping under the starry night sky?
Where to Enjoy Fall Foliage Near Salem, Oregon
In Oregon’s Mid-Willamette Valley, every season puts on a show, and fall is no exception. Take a walk through a park, visit a wildlife refuge, or sip a glass of wine while taking in fall’s brilliant colors near Salem, Oregon.