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Coburg Creswell Surrounded by rolling hills and family farmland, this quaint community is recognized as a National Historic District. Walking tours of historic homes, public parks, and nature trails, as well as several festivals and events give ample opportunity for visitors to enjoy. If visiting in February be sure to attend Heritage Day for some old fashioned fun. In July, Coburg holds a free quilt show and Coburg Golden Years. In December, see Santa and his reindeer at Christmas in Coburg. There are many recreational opportunities available in Creswell. A farmers' market runs year round, the Creswell Historical Museum offers a glimpse into the city's roots, and the Emerald Valley Golf and Resort offers fun and relaxation for the entire family. Annual events include the 4th of July Celebration, Earth Day Celebration in April, and Tree Lighting Ceremony in December. For more information, contact: Coburg Chamber of Commerce PO Box 8275 | Coburg, Oregon 97408 541-345-6791 www.coburgorchamber.org © Mossholder | Freeimages.com One of the more popular destinations along the Oregon coast, this city sits along the world’s smallest navigable harbor. The rugged and rocky coastline and spouting geysers creates an interesting and scenic view. Teeming with marine life, Depoe Bay is one of the best places on the western seaboard to view whales from the docks, from a chartered boat tour, or from the Depoe Bay Whale Center, one of Oregon’s newest state parks. Fine dining overlooking the bay, casual cafes, and plenty of lodging and shopping options will mean a comfortable stay for visitors. Fishing and crabbing are excellent pastimes in Depoe Bay and there a many festivities year-round to attend. Corvallis Adair Village Alsea A bedroom community of Corvallis and Albany, this small but growing community lends itself to several outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, horseback riding, Frisbee, golf, and tennis. South of town is the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife regional office. It sits upon 40 acres and has a small lake for fishing and swimming. Just east of Waldport along the Coast Range Mountains, this mild and temperate town offers superb freshwater fishing in the Alsea River and many hiking trails, such as Mary’s Peak, the highest point in the Coast Range Mountains. Albany Covered bridges, rose gardens, and four nationally registered historical districts nestled along the Willamette River beckon visitors to stay, play, and discover the beautiful city of Albany. With over 1300 acres of community parks and five national forests within the region, visitors have ample opportunity for outdoor recreation, such as hunting, skiing, camping, and hiking. If searching for the finer things in life, take in a summer outdoor concert or visit one of many community theaters, museums, or art galleries in the city. No matter what month you visit Albany, you are sure to find an event or festival to enjoy. For more information, contact: Albany Area Chamber of Commerce 435 1st Ave. West Albany, Oregon 97321 (541) 926-1517 info@albanychamber.com www.albanychamber.com 36 Alvadore Situated in the southern Willamette Valley, this bedroom community of Eugene is a popular place for fishing and boating. Fern Ridge Reservoir and Orchard Point Park are within a mile of Alvadore and offer a great place for picnicking, volleyball, horseshoes, swimming and boating. Aumsville This quaint town sits in the Willamette Valley and is part of the Salem-Metro area. Summer in Aumsville is busy with family and outdoor activities. Be sure to visit in late August for the Corn Festival, and all season long for movies and concerts in the park. Brownsville Though close to Eugene and Albany, this historically rich community has a “small town” feel. The Linn County Pioneer Picnic held each June is Oregon’s oldest continuing celebration and is a day of family fun, entertainment, food, a kid’s parade, logger jamboree, and talent show. oregon Travel and Recreation Guide A fundamental hub of commerce, culture, and education to the Willamette Valley, Corvallis is central to metropolitan areas, the Cascade Mountains, and the Pacific Ocean. This award-winning city offers a delightful mix of outdoor recreational opportunities, performing and visual arts, fine dining and shopping, and college sporting events. Whether guests are looking to take in an Oregon State University football game, search for fresh produce at a farmers' market, or sample world-class wines at a local vineyard, all this an more can be found in Corvallis. Unique shopping experiences, from larger stores to local boutiques, as well as excellent dining options are available in the downtown shopping district. Annual festivals abound in Corvallis and outlying areas and include the Red, White, and Blue Festival in July, Shrewsbury Renaissance Fair in September, and the annual Christmas Parade in November. For more information, contact: Corvallis Chamber of Commerce 420 NW Second Street | Corvallis, Oregon 97330 541-757-1505 info@corvallischamber.com www.cbchambercoalition.com Cottage Grove Depoe Bay For more information, contact: Depoe Bay Chamber of Commerce 223 SW Hwy 101, Ste B Depoe Bay, Oregon 97341 541-765-2889, 877-485-8348 www.depoebaychamber.org Drain Along scenic State Highway 38, this small scenic town provides visitors with charming historical homes, covered bridges, and breathtaking scenery. Guests can also visit the public pool, tennis courts, the Anna Drain Park, and two historical cemeteries. Dunes City Five lakes and the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area provide ample outdoor recreation opportunities for visitors of Dunes City. From fishing to boating to riding the dunes, there are many activities to experience in this town of 1,300. Guests in Cottage Grove, a small and friendly town in the Willamette Valley, can find many recreational opportunities. Take it easy and relax at the the campground around the lake or ride your bike along the Row River Trail. Perhaps head downtown for a bite to eat and a browse throu