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REGION 2: CENTRAL COAST DID YOU KNOW? Heceda Head Lighthouse © Johnsroad 7 THE NATIONS MOST PHOTOGRAPHED LIGHTHOUSE, IS THE HECETA HEAD LIGHTHOUSE IN LANE COUNTY. ADAIR VILLAGE ALBANY 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. 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 WWW.OREGONTRAVELCOUNCIL.COM ALSEA 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. 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. 35