Where adventurers feel right at home
It’s almost as if Oregon was tailor-made for outdoors lovers. Hugging the Pacific Coast — with California to the south and Washington to the north — Oregon provides beach lovers with plenty of shoreline to explore. Meanwhile, the central and eastern portions of the state boast snow-capped mountains and hectares upon hectares of lush forests to discover.
Oregon offers numerous ways to enjoy the outdoors all year-round. When the weather’s warm, you can admire the striking rock formations along the coast or go white water rafting down the Rogue River. Wintertime brings opportunities to ski, snowshoe and snowboard in Mount Hood National Forest, located just east of the state’s biggest city, Portland. Make time to stop at Crater Lake National Park, where a volcanic eruption nearly 8,000 years ago made room for one of the most picturesque and deepest lakes you’ve ever seen.