Begin your day in nature at Baskett Slough National Wildlife Refuge, where you can wander through the expansive wetlands and oak savanna while observing an array of wildlife all year round. From here, take your best pick of blueberries, cherries, peaches or apples (depending on the season) at Perryhill Farm.
Take a lunch break at Left Coast Estate, known for sustainable winemaking, where you can enjoy a tasting flight paired with charcuterie, panini or wood-fired pizza on weekends. Next head to the Polk County Museum to learn about the early pioneer heritage of the area. Continue your Polk County history lesson as you make your way to one of Oregon’s oldest and largest wineries, Eola Hills Wine Cellars.
Head to the quaint town of Monmouth, where you can choose one of three self-guided walking tours featuring the historic downtown, Western Oregon University Campus and Eastern Main Street Historic Neighborhood. Once you’ve walked up an appetite, wind down your day at Yeasty Beasty, a local’s favorite with a menu of evolving pizza toppings, fun ambiance and large selection of Oregon craft beverages.
Meander down Main Street and explore the local shops, then turn the corner for hand-crafted, melt-in-your-mouth caramels at family-owned and operated Maui Melts.
Relax with an overnight stay at the historic Mamere’s Guest House, originally built in 1891. Family-owned and operated, the house is warm and welcoming with each room artistically decorated. In the morning, enjoy a delectable breakfast you will not forget.