Nature December 30, 2017
12 Undeniable Reasons Why Nature Lovers Belong In Oregon
Here in Oregon, there’s no shortage of beautiful places where you can experience nature at its finest. From majestic mountains and vast deserts, to lush forests and rugged coastline, our state is overflowing with unique natural beauty just waiting to be explored. Here are 12 reasons why nature lovers belong in the Beaver State.
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1. Magical hiking trails are around every corner.
Oregon has no shortage of bucket list worthy hikes. Whether you're in the mood for a short and sweet stroll or a challenging uphill trek, you will find what you're looking for here.
2. The Oregon Coast belongs to everyone.
All 363 miles of Oregon's glorious coastline are free and open to the public. The best part? Each mile has something enchanting to offer.
3. Oregon's wildflower season is gloriously long.
The season usually lasts from late March through late July. From fantastic botanical gardens to bright and colorful meadows of wildflowers, there are plenty of places to view pretty flowers all across the Beaver State.
4. You'll never run out of majestic waterfalls to visit.
Every nature lover knows that there are few things as soul-satisfying as the sights and sounds of falling water. With some of the most breathtaking waterfalls on the globe right here in Oregon, nature lovers will not be disappointed.
5. There's a landscape for every type of adventure.
From lush forests and rugged coastline to the high desert, Oregon is rich beyond measure in diverse landscapes. Every part of the state has beauty to offer.
6. Our state is home to one of the most enchanting lakes in the world.
Not only is Crater Lake the deepest lake in the United States, it is also one of the most beautiful. The crystal-clear water is an intense shade of blue and the surrounding nature is downright fascinating to explore.
7. There are plenty of places to play in the snow.
During the winter months, Oregon's snow-capped mountains call to adventure seekers. From world-class ski resorts to backcountry snowshoe trails, there's endless fun to be had. You'll even find America's largest night-skiing area on Mt. Hood.
8. We're at the center of the climbing world.
Central Oregon's beautiful Smith Rock State Park was the birthplace of American sport climbing. Today, it is still one of the top rock climbing destinations in the country.
9. You'll never get tired of discovering hidden gems.
There are an abundance of secluded beaches and remote spots just waiting to be explored.
10. Oregon has its own "Little Switzerland."
Filled with alpine lakes and enchanting meadows, the Wallowas in eastern Oregon are often referred to as "America's Little Switzerland." Nature lovers will find plenty to love about this breathtaking mountain range.
11. There's an endless supply of gorgeous sunsets.
Few things are more beautiful than the Oregon landscape at golden hour.
12. Peace and quiet are never far away.
When you live in Oregon, you're never far away from nature. There are plenty of pristine campgrounds and quiet spots where you can get away from it all.
For more proof that nature lovers belong in Oregon, check out the
Beaver State’s most naturally beautiful town.