Fall Foliage Report 11/10/2017

As Oregon’s Fall season comes to an end and the robust colors fade and are replaced with fresh snow, this may very well be your last chance this year to bask in the wonders of Fall.

 

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Salem’s River Front Park via Travel Salem

Willamette Valley

If you are on the fence of Fall leaving and the Holidays approaching, Garland Nursery’s Annual Holiday Open House is this weekend. Located near Corvallis, their gorgeous gardens are sure to get you in the holiday spirit.

In Salem, stroll along Riverfront Park and catch the last shades of yellow and orange this season.  Embracing the holidays, Deepwood Museum and Gardens is hosting a holiday gift sale November 10th and 11th.

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Sweet Cheeks via Instagram sweetcheekswinery

In Eugene, embrace the rain at Mt. Pisgah’s Play in the Rain event this Saturday, November 11th. This free family friendly event will include activities like tree-climbing, nature crafts, hikes, and hay rides.

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Hendricks Park via Instagram klaaksobeddow

 

Central Oregon

Fall might be drawing to a close in Bend, but this weekend you can make the most of the fallen leaves and run in the Bend Ale Run! This half marathon and 10k offers sweeping views of the Cascade Mountain Range and runs on tree lined city streets. At the end, enjoy over 40 beers on tap and great music!

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Oregon Fall Foliage Update – 11/3/2017

Welcome to the latest Oregon Fall Foliage Update. We are seeing an increase in reports of fallen leaves throughout the state. But Fall color is still in the trees this week! Read all about the local events happening this weekend down below

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Portland fall

Fall in Portland streets – by instagrammer marytanguay

Willamette Valley

Corvallis is still swimming in bright colors as the leaves begin to fall.  Enjoy campus walks or strolls along the river while the season lasts.  It won’t for much longer!  The Corvallis Farmers Market, located on 1st street, is still going strong. Check it out from 9am-1pm.

Silver Falls

Silver Falls looking golden – by instagrammer e.samwell

Eugene is also starting to see it’s leaves fall.  Take a walk along the popular Steve Prefontaine Trail, park of the Alton Baker Park complex, and feel secluded in the woodland trees.

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The Ruth Bascom Trail in autumn shades – by instagrammer adrenajeanne

Southern Oregon

Medford and Southern Oregon are still rolling in the peak of fall foliage. Check out the golden yellow, vibrant oranges, and dark reds. Doing so has never been easier, take part in some local events. The Ashland Culinary Festival and Lithia Loop Trail Marathon are both this weekend.

DANCIN Vineyards is looking particularly gorgeous in this fall color, also the back roads of Medford (set course towards Jacksonville) rank as local favorites.

Central Oregon

Central Oregon continues to have sunny skies, but cold nights, so the leaves are starting to fall here, with a few exceptions.  Drake Park near downtown Bend, and Shevlin Park, on the west side of town, still are beautiful.  There are so many leaves in Drake Park, that parents have been with rakes creating huge piles for their children to jump into!

First Friday Art Walk takes place this Friday, November 3rd, in downtown Bend and at the Old Mill District.  Events this weekend include the Wildfire Ceramic Showcase, Children’s Pop-Up Museum, SledFilm 18 at the Tower Theatre, Happy Girls Sisters Half Marathon, live theater, comedy and music.  You can link in to see these events on our calendar at https://www.visitbend.com/things-to-do/bend_oregon_events_calendar/.

Oregon Fall Foliage Update – 10/27/2017

Enjoy the peak of the season! Welcome to week 7 of our Oregon Fall Foliage Updates.  Find out what the leaf reporters have to say below about where color is popping and which local events are to explore.

Remember share your photos with #ORFallFoliage and check back next week for everything Oregon Fall Foliage!

Willamette Valley

Oregon’s Willamette Valley is enjoying peak fall foliage!

Visit Salem where there are dozens of hiking trails located less than an hour outside of the city. With warm weather expected this weekend, it’s a great time for a waterfall hike. For example, Butte Creek Falls located just outside of Scotts Mills, Oregon, this one-mile trail is a great hike for fall foliage lovers.  Find more Salem events here.

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Fall colors looking brilliant at Butte Creek Falls – by Emily Crilley

In the Eugene area, bike or walk along the Ruth Bascom Bike Path – right now! The colors are brilliant along the Willamette River this week. Nearby at Dorris Ranch take a peaceful stroll along the Hazelnut Orchards. Don’t forget about the very popular Saturday Market in Downtown Eugene.  Find more Lane County events here.

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Yellow hues popping along the Ruth Bascom Trail – by Instagrammer jimarnoldphotography

In the Cascade Foothills colors are taking a beautiful turn as well. Take a weekend retreat to the Oakridge/Westfir area for beautiful drives and hikes.

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The West Cascades Scenic Byway looking beautiful – by Instagrammer WestfirLodge

Mt. Hood/Columbia River Gorge

It sounds like color change around Mt. Hood National Forest is looking fabulous.  The leaves are at peak on the Clackamas River, and Oregon City is offering some stunning views of fall foliage and Mt. Hood.

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Fall colors all around Oregon City – by instagrammer pacifickov

Southern Oregon

Medford has great change this week and is almost to peak. Hike a trail, relax at a winery, or take a scenic drive to Jacksonville and back. Medford is packed with local events, take part of Circus of Screams in Eagle Point, Flashlight at the Farm at Pheasant Fields Farm or the Hay Mazing at the Expo! Find the details for these events and more here.

Klamath Falls is starting to see its color fade, this would be a good weekend to enjoy the light yellow of the trees along the Williamson River, Running Y Ranch, Moore Park, and Collier Park.  For some business to business trick or treating fun, check out the Scarecrow Row on Main St.

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Beautiful Autumn Shades show in Klamath Falls – by the Running Y Ranch

Central Oregon

Bend will see sunny skies and temps in the 60’s through the coming weekend. Gather the falling leaves and relive your childhood at Bend’s parks.  Drake Park, near downtown Bend, is exceptionally beautiful right, as is Shevlin Park on the west side of town.  The Western Larch and aspens there are at their golden best.

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Colors of the season in Bend – from Visit Bend