Oregon Fall Foliage Update 10.6.2017

Here we are in week 4 of our Oregon Fall Foliage Season, the trees are changing and days are getting colder.  We estimate that peak will be near to Mid-October across the state this year, so check back next week when we anticipate to get our first reports of peak fall foliage colors!

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Greater Portland Area

Trees are starting to change in neighborhoods and downtown! Make sure to check out the Portland Japanese Garden this year, a report last week says that they’re still anticipating color change in a few weeks but that it should be beautiful. So keep an eye on it!

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Color change from a NE Portland neighborhood – from photographer Gail Black

Willamette Valley

We have some beautiful color though out the Willamette Valley.  In Salem explore the downtown connected park system; at 1,200 acres Minto-Brown Park is great for fall foliage enjoy the series of trails perfect for walking, running or biking. In Springfield, head to Dorris Ranch and walk through the oldest filbert tree farm in the United States. With access to the Willamette River, watch the fall leaves float slowly downstream.

 

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Color showing up in Salem’s Downtown area – from Travel Salem

Southern Oregon

Fall colors are almost at peak in Roseburg.  The yellow orange and gold tones are showing though hues of green along the hillside.  Check out Roseburg’s downtown for a variety of trees showing off their fall colors.  Another great option is to enjoy a walk at Stewart Park’s walking and biking path that runs along the South Umpqua River. Near Klamath Falls, the Running Y Ranch is reporting the starting stages of Fall color! Check out the local pumpkin patch and farmers market for fun actives this weekend.

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RunningY Ranch seeing colors change in Southern Oregon – from photographer Cheyenne Lundsten

Central Oregon

Bend is enjoying sunny weather without the smoke, fewer crowds, fall foliage and the snow-capped Three Sisters.  Next week offers a lot to do, with Historic Haunt tours with the Deschutes Historical Museum, BendFilm Festival, Fresh Hops on the Pond at Bend Brewing, Pumpkins Patches and Corn Maize at Smith Rock Ranch, as well as the ongoing Bend Ale Trail.  These are just events you can see on our event calendar, http://www.visitbend.com/things-to-do/bend_oregon_events_calendar/.

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Bend showing autumn shades popping up in town – from Visit Bend

 

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