Photos by Joshua Rainey

If your perfect day includes filling a bucket with sun-ripened berries, greeting an Alpaca and finishing with a farm-to-table meal paired with a glass of estate grown wine, then you’ll be delighted in what you discover as you traverse the Great Oaks Food Trail.

The Great Oaks Food Trail is a self-guided tour that encourages visitors and locals to explore the scenic beauty and unique products of the Polk County area — just west of Salem. With experiences ranging from craft beer and cider tasting to picking the perfect peach, the Trail offers guests the chance to forge a connection with the land and meet many of the people who grow the food and artisanal products found in this rich, agricultural area. Explorers can choose their own adventure by visiting any of the 40-plus locations on the Trail or follow one of three suggested itineraries.

Ready to get started?

Download the Great Oaks Food Trail brochure.

Check out the suggested Food Trail itineraries.

Visit the official Great Oaks Food Trail website for more detailed information.

If You Go

  • Call ahead to confirm hours of operation. Hours will vary for each location; some are open year-round while others are seasonal.
  • Be sure to adhere to the health & safety protocols established at each stop (including wearing a face covering and maintaining at least 6 feet of physical distance from other guests).
  • Consider making it an overnight trip. With more than 40 stops on the Trail, you may want to spend a couple of days exploring. Book an overnight stay at one of the lodging properties on the Trail or find another Salem area property.

Additional Resources

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