1. Fall Foliage
Trees provide a spectrum of colors to admire throughout the season. Whether you’re experiencing the foliage on foot, by bike, or in the car, every day presents a new opportunity to enjoy the best of autumn.
2. Day Hikes
Autumn nights might be chilly, but daytime is temperate and is a great time to get outdoors. The Columbia River Gorge is packed with hikes that are especially beautiful in autumn.
3. Sweater Weather
Chilly afternoons are a perfect excuse to indulge in a new sweater or jacket from one of many Oregon-based brands.
We’re lucky to be in a part of the country where we don’t have to wait until December for ski season to start. As temperatures drop, you can track snowfall to make sure you’re first in line to snag your ski pass!
Portland has earned its keep as ‘Beervana,’ but it’s also been the site of a cider renaissance. Enjoy this autumnal beverage at cideries around the state.
From creepy to cool, Oregon has mastered the art of Halloween festivities. Mark your calendar for a bevy of events, including Howloween at the Oregon Zoo, Corn MAiZE, the Dinner Detective Murder Mystery Show, and more.
7. Quiet Beaches
There’s a reason that Oregon’s beaches are completely packed during the summer. But what most people don’t know is that the coast is equally wonderful during the early autumn. Enjoy coastal landscapes, some hand-pulled saltwater taffy, and the soothing sounds of the Pacific Ocean.
The Willamette Valley is packed with some 400 wineries, each of which has unique offerings. Be sure to make a day of it--from hunkering down in the tasting room to walking the lush grounds.
9. Road Trips
From the docks of Newport to the cliffs of Owyhee Canyonlands, Oregon is a traveler’s dream. This great state offers a spectrum of unique landscapes, ecosystems, and climates. Here are a few great road trip routes to get you dreaming of your next trip.
In conclusion, Oregon has a lot to offer in the autumn months. Whether you’re rearing to embark on a long backpacking trip or are dreaming of a quiet evening in front of the fire, you’re sure to enjoy the changing leaves and crisp air.
After a fulfilling day enjoying autumn happenings, head to Spirit Mountain Casino to enjoy the state of the art gaming room and rustic, luxurious Lodge. It’s the cherry on top of the Oregon experience.