Fun Frolicking Fall Festivities
This week Alyssa and I wanted to help you all make the most of the fall season with some recommendations to beautiful one day adventures! Some are local, some are a little out of town, but they are all under an hour and a half away!
Lone Pines Farms: 91909 River Road, Junction City, OR 97448
Lone Pines is a great family pumpkin patch with so much space to go for a walk and find your perfect pumpkin! Last year, my friends and I went and took a ride in the wheel barrel. I don’t think we were supposed to do that but 10/10 recommend.
Silver Falls State Park: Silver Falls State Park Silverton, OR 97381 United States
Silver Falls is an incredible park with four waterfalls in a span of three miles. The biggest one is Silver Falls (pictured left) and you can easily drive to each one individually and walk from the parking lot. Now is the best time to go with the leaves changing! You’ll enjoy some fresh cool air and friendly faces at this park.
Majestic Falls at McDowell Creek Park: McDowell Creek Falls County Park Lebanon, OR 97355 United States
McDowell Creek Park is another park with 3 waterfalls very close to each other. There is Majestic Falls (pictured), Royal Terrace Falls, and Crystal Creek Falls all within a span of three miles. They are smaller falls compared to Silver Falls State Park, but they are still spectacular.
Blue Pool: Willamette National Forest NFD Road 655 Blue River, OR 97413 United States
Want to see the naturally bluest water you’ve ever seen? It’s a wonder how this pool got to be SO blue! You can enjoy a flat, slightly inclined hike to the Blue Pool and enjoy the forest area on the way there. You’ll pass by a small bridge and get little peaks of the river through the trees as you pass on your way to the pool itself!
Sahalie Falls: Hwy 126 Sisters, OR 97128
Need to get your heart racing a lit bit? Sahalie Falls is a great little hike with minimal stairs where you get to enjoy the rushing sounds of waterfalls and feel the cool mist of water when you stop to watch. It is a great place to go for the fall and winter! If you go in the winter, you’ll have clear roads until you reach the parking lot where there might be some snow. You’ll have a longer walk if the parking lot is snowed on (because it will be closed off. Don’t worry, you’ll still have space to park off to the side at another parking lot), but the falls is still accessible!
All photos provided by Tomás Carradero