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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 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. 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. For more information, contact: Coburg Chamber of Commerce PO Box 8275 | Coburg, Oregon 97408 541-345-6791 www.coburgorchamber.org CORVALLIS 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 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 through the local boutiques and antique stores. For a bit of history, tour the covered bridges, historical buildings downtown, or the ghost town, Bohemia City, just east of Cottage Grove. 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. For more information, contact: Cottage Grove Area Chamber of Commerce 700 E. Gibbs, Ste. C Cottage Grove, Oregon 97424 541-942-2411 info@cgchamber.com www.cgchamber.com COBURG CRESWELL Surrounded by rolling hills and family farmland, this quaint There are many recreational opportunities available in Creswell. BROWNSVILLE 36 OREGON TRAVEL AND RECREATION GUIDE