A ‘Bird’s Eye View’ in Silverton
From Salem, head North on I-5 to Silverton and fuel your morning with coffee and fresh-in-house made mini-donuts at Gear-Up, Silverton before exploring the shops in downtown Silverton.
Pro Tip: Enjoy Silverton’s Mural Society Self-Guided Walking Tour and see how many murals you can find.
For those looking for an epic State Park experience, plan a day trip to Silver Falls State Park. You can enjoy 24 miles of walking trails, 14 miles of horse trails, a 4-mile bike path, and ten breathtaking waterfalls.
Plan ahead and make reservations for Tree Climbing at Silver Falls. This one-of-a-kind experience gives small groups a literal “birds eye view”. Climb with an experienced guide and scale 200+ ft tall trees inside the park. Pick from a sunrise, sunset, or mid-day climb.
Pro Tip: Tree climbs last an average of 3+ hours, so make sure to pick up snacks and water before heading to the park.
After the climb, visit Silver Falls Brewery for refreshments and a bite to eat. Silver Falls Brewery is known for sourcing their products locally and making many of their sauces in-house.
Adventure around every corner
If scaling a 200-foot tree isn’t your ideal activity, there are plenty of outdoor recreation options to choose from in the Willamette Valley.
Drive (or bike) through Smooth and grab a quick, healthy breakfast to jump-start your morning. Pick from a variety of avocado toast combinations and pair it with a fruit smoothie packed with protein.
Continue your ride/drive and plan your desired route along the Stayton-6 Bridges Cycling Loop. Expect miles of pastoral farmland, six historic covered bridges, and epic river views.
Cool down in the afternoon just a few minutes outside of Salem at Turner Lake Park. Turn-n-Paddle offers kayak and paddleboard rentals at the lake. Stop in at the Snack Shack for your classic summertime foods like hot dogs, fresh cotton candy and other sweet treats.