A Few Places To Enjoy The Outdoors Around Eugene, Oregon

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Eugene, Oregon is a great base from which to enjoy the outdoors. Drive in any direction and you can experience beautiful scenery.  Residents and visitors are an hour's drive west to the Oregon Coast or an hour's drive east to the Cascade Mountains.  Rivers, waterfalls, old-growth forests, covered bridges, wineries, craft breweries and distilleries, plentiful campgrounds, many organic farms, fresh air, clean water, friendly people ... What more could you want?


Whenever my wife and I want to enjoy a day trip in or around Eugene, here are a few places we like to visit:


Orchard Point County ParkOrchard Point County Park on the north end of Fern Ridge Reservoir

Heceta Head Lighthouse State Scenic ViewpointHeceta Head Lighthouse State Scenic Viewpoint

Delta Ponds in Eugene, OregonDelta Ponds near Valley River Center

Coyote Creek Covered BridgeCoyote Creek Covered Bridge

Hiking Spencer ButteHiking Spencer Butte

Cleawox Lake at Honeyman State ParkCleawox Lake at Honeyman State Park

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Rick Obst is an Arizona native who moved to Eugene, Oregon in 2005 and fell in love with the verdant Pacific Northwest.  He enjoys photography and discovering the many people, places, and events that make this part of the world so special.

To learn more about Eugene, Lane County, and western Oregon, visit 365 and More Things to do in Lane County, Oregon on Facebook.  You'll see hundreds of pictures and links to discover the beauty and attractions of this special area.


Comments (4)

Francine Viola
Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty, Olympia WA - Olympia, WA
REALTOR®, In Tune with your Real Estate Needs

Great choices when visiting the Eugene, OR area, and nice photos!  Can’t wait for the sunny summer weather!

Jan 19, 2019 06:26 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Rick. I like your choices of places to visit! Enjoy your day!

Jan 20, 2019 05:00 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

Those are wonderful landscapes in your town, Rick.  I haven't been to Eugene, but family members who have sing its praises.

Jan 20, 2019 05:38 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

CONGRATULATIONS Rick, on having this blog FEATURED in the PHOTOS group!

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Jan 20, 2019 05:39 AM