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Experience a year-round playground where the great outdoors are not just a highlight of your trip but an integral part of the local lifestyle.
The Eugene, Cascades & Coast region is home to new wonders every season. Between exploring the pristine natural landscapes and savouring Oregon’s incredible culinary bounty, you’ll find yourself charmed by the region’s little wonders. From the tip of the Cascades mountain region through the southern end of the Willamette Valley, all the way to the Central Oregon Coast, there’s a world of adventure waiting for you.
Willamette Valley Wine
Welcome to the South Willamette Valley, with more than 20 wineries surrounding the Eugene metro area. Often ranked as a top wine destination, the South Willamette Wine Trail showcases excellent wineries, taking you from urban wineries at the heart of Eugene to quiet tasting rooms deep in Oregon wine country. Immerse yourself in the wine country experience and find your perfect glass at these accessible
South Willamette Valley Food Trail
Explore over 50 destinations offering unique culinary and foodie experiences in the South Willamette Valley. This region of Oregon is a culinary hub, with a variety of farms and local agriculture feeding chef creativity and inspiration. Local is king here, with farm-to-table restaurants, artisan products and farm experiences highlighting local foods and hip, rustic and forward-thinking restaurants serving 33 per cent or more local ingredients on menu items. Find something for every palate in this foodie destination.
The Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area
Take a day trip to Florence and explore Oregon’s classic coastline. It’s easy to discover adventures unique to this seaside town. Relax on the beaches or stroll through an intriguing sanctuary of carnivorous flora at the Darlingtonia State Natural Site, tour North America’s largest coastal sand dunes by dune buggy, or learn to sandboard on the sandy slopes. When you’re done, explore great eateries and places to stay in the Old
Cycling through Covered Bridges
Bike along a historic covered bridge route and discover three official Oregon Scenic Bikeways and an iconic movie location—the orange train trestle from Stand By Me. Looping around Dorena Lake and up to Culp Creek, the route totals 36 miles (57.94 km) for an all-day cycling excursion, ending in Cottage Grove, Oregon, where you can unwind with a drink, a show, or a delicious meal. Prefer a shorter bike ride? This beginner-friendly trail is easily shortened to accommodate all time frames.
Hikes and Waterfalls
Explore easily accessible hikes near the Eugene and Springfield metro area or iconic sights and waterfalls in the Coastal or Cascades mountain ranges. Hike, run, or stroll through old-growth forests and quiet canyons, across ancient lava beds, along dramatic cliffs and around serene lakes. Scenic views are swathed in golden hues, colourful leaves frame roadways, and the air is crisp and bursting with woodsy scents as you note seasonal wildflowers, birds, and wildlife.
Memories are waiting to be made in Eugene, Cascades & Coast. Plan your trip at EugeneCascadesCoast.org.
About Eugene Cascades Coast
The heartbeat of Eugene, Oregon is the sound of shoes on soft bark trails and cheers at Hayward Field at the University of Oregon. This is TrackTown USA — and we’re just getting warmed up.