The only thing better than an Oregon summer is an Oregon fall

It’s hard to beat summers in Oregon – long, sun shiny days spent rafting the rivers, cruising the dunes, building sandcastles on the beach, wine tasting, and exploring Oregon’s incredible natural destinations deemed the Seven Wonders of Oregon.

The only thing better than an Oregon summer is an Oregon fall. THIS is when our state beams with greatness. Those long, warm days linger, but the crisp air moves in, transforming our forests, coastline and wine country with golden flashes and pomegranate reds. Familiar hikes are taken to unfamiliar heights with new splashes of Mother Nature’s autumn pallet sprinkled throughout the trails.

King Estate by Rachell Coe

King Estate by Rachell Coe

Fall is truly the time to explore Oregon. And the Oregon Fall Foliage Blog will make sure you know where to go and when to be there.

Starting Labor Day weekend, we’ll post weekly updates from our leaf reporters stationed around the state. We’ll give you ideas for scenic drives, hikes and events for both the outdoor adventurer and the culinarian. You can call also call the Oregon Fall Foliage hotline at 800.547.5445 Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Help us tell the story of the changing seasons. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram and like us on Facebook for photos of the day. Use the #ORFallFoliage hashtag and we may share your posts with our followers.

Don’t forget to check out our Fall Deals while planning your trip.

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Oregon Fall Foliage Update 10/26/2013

Eugene from Skinner Butte Park by chrisliedle via Instagram

Eugene from Skinner Butte Park by chrisliedle via Instagram

Eugene, Cascades & Coast
What a delight to be in Eugene this last week! A rainbow of colors were lining the Willamette River as well as covering the town, but the peak passed they are starting to fade. But, you won’t have to look far to find some amazing foliage.

Take Highway 58 southeast of Eugene to Oakridge, and join Eugene Cascades & Coast for the launch of the Eugene, Cascades & Coast GeoTour – Oakridge/Westfir Edition today.  Use your GPS or smartphone to guide you to spectacular fall colors in the most scenic and hidden gems of the Central Cascades. Continue reading