Travel & Outdoors

10 of the Top Destinations in Oregon for Outdoor Lovers

Bend
Bend Oregon
Attractions and activities: Cascade Lakes Scenic Byway, Deschutes National Forest, Lava Butte and Newberry National Volcanic Monument, Mount Bachelor Ski Area, camping, hiking, rafting, skiing, craft beer breweries, and numerous breathtaking natural attractions

Crater Lake National Park
Crater Lake National Park
Attractions and activities: Crater Lake, Rim Drive, Rim Village, a wide array of nature attractions, trekking

Hell’s Canyon National Recreation Area
Hell's Canyon National Recreation Area
Attractions and activities: Hell’s Canyon, fishing, trekking, wildlife watching

Mount Hood National Forest
Mount Hood National Forest
Attractions and activities: Scenic views of Mount Hood, Mount Hood Scenic Loop, lush forest, hot springs, lakes, waterfalls, skiing, trekking, water activities

Newport
Newport
Attractions and activities:The Oregon Coast Aquarium and Hatfield Marine Science Center, Yaquina Bay, scenic views of the coast, lighthouses, whale watching

Oregon Caves National Monument
Oregon Caves National Monument
Attractions and activities: The Marble cave, hiking

Oregon Coast Trail
Oregon Coast Trail
Attractions and activities: Scenic coastal views, beaches, hiking trails

Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area
Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area
Attractions and activities: Sand dunes, Heceta Head Lighthouse, Sand Master Park, Siuslaw National Forest, sandboarding

Washington Park in Portland
Washington Park
Attractions and activities: The International Rose Test Garden, Portland Children’s Museum, the Portland Japanese Garden, Oregon Zoo, various activities

Willamette National Forest
Willamette National Forest
Attractions and activities: The Dee Wright Observatory, Salt Creek Falls, a wide array of breathtaking natural attractions, hiking, water activities