Take An Enchanting Winter Walk Through Oregon Garden In Oregon
Looking for a new holiday tradition this year? You might want to consider a visit to the Oregon Garden in Silverton. Every year, the gardens are transformed into a magical winter wonderland with over one million Christmas lights. As you stroll through the beautifully decorated gardens, you’ll be greeted by festive carolers, the smell of toasted nuts, and maybe even some visitors from the North Pole. WIthout a doubt, this is the best winter hike in Oregon so don’t let another holiday season pass without checking it out in person.
The Oregon Garden’s Christmas in the Garden winter walk is open from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. most dates between November 29, 2019 and January 5, 2020. Visit the garden’s official Christmas in the Garden website for more information, including admission fees, click here.
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For more festive fun, check out our previous article: The Christmas Parade In Oregon That’s Unlike Anything In The World.
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What are the best walk through light displays in Oregon?
There are many walk through light displays in Oregon that are worth seeking out during the holidays. Start with the positively magical displays at Oregon Garden in Silverton. (More details are available in the article above.)
Other Oregon displays to visit include the enchanting Pastega Christmas Light Display in Corvallis. Walk through 1.5 million twinkling lights and then take a spin on a lighted carousel before stopping into Santa's Workshop.
Another can't miss event that's fun for the entire family is the annual ZooLights display at Oregon Zoo. Walk through lighted tunnels, along lighted paths, hop aboard the zoo's train (also decked out in holiday lights) and much more.
Can I go hiking in the winter in Oregon?
Yes, you can absolutely go winter hiking in Oregon! In fact, it's one of the best things to do in winter in Oregon. Perhaps the most famous of trails, the Multnomah-Wahkeena Loop Hike, is open year-round and leads past five waterfalls. If you're lucky, you'll get a wintertime glimpse at their frozen side. Other trails perfect for winter adventures include the Wildwood Trail found at Forest Park in Portland, the Tumalo Falls Trail near Bend, and a snowshoe journey through the Mt. Hood National Forest to Mirror Lake.
What are the best parks to visit in the winter in Oregon?
Oregon has so many parks featuring outdoor activities it would be impossible to list them all here. But if you're seeking an outdoor activity the whole family can enjoy, then head to snow tubing park at Mt. Hood Skibowl, where you can book time on the runs in two-hour increments and then have the thrill of your life screaming down the slopes on a tube. Learn more about snow tubing at Mt. Hood Skibowl here.