You Must Visit These 9 Awesome Places In Oregon This Fall

Oregon is one big treasure of a state, with natural wonders and hidden gems everywhere you look. As the weather begins to turn cooler, it’s a great time to plan some trips to check out some of the state’s coolest under-the-radar spots. The leaves are turning, the days are shortening, and it’s time to plan some day trip adventures! Here are eight hidden gems you need to to visit in Oregon this fall:

So there you go, some great ideas for enjoying the fall. What are you favorite hidden gems to visit in Oregon?

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Address: Drift Creek Falls, Oregon 97385, USA
Address: Metolius River Resort, 25551 SW Forest Service Rd #1419, Camp Sherman, OR 97730, USA
Address: Vernonia, OR 97064, USA
Address: Owyhee Canyon, Oregon 97910, USA
Address: Cornucopia Highway, Cornucopia Hwy, Halfway, OR 97834, USA
Address: Soter Vineyards, 10880 NE Mineral Springs Rd, Carlton, OR 97111, USA
Address: Willamette Valley, Oregon, USA
Address: North Fork Yachats River Covered Bridge, End of North Fork Road,, Yachats, OR 97498, USA
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July 28, 2021

Are there many hidden gems in Oregon?

Yes! The above list of hidden gems to visit in Oregon only just scratches the surface of all the wonders you'll discover in the Beaver State. This epic hidden gem road trip journeys all across the state, exploring treasures such as the Oregon Vortex, Prehistoric Gardens, Thor's Well, Skylight Cave, and Peterson Rock Garden. Of course, there are many, many more hidden wonders to discover in Oregon, and this list of under-the-radar places only locals know about is another great place to begin.

What are some fun fall road trips in Oregon?

In the autumn, nothing beats a good road trip: cozy sweaters, pumpkin spice lattes in hand, and hitting the open road, where vibrant fall foliage and gorgeous sunsets await. These eight country roads are pure bliss in the fall, and will take you to some of the most beautiful places in Oregon. Routes include the Mt. Hood Scenic Byway, which is absolute heaven in the fall months; McKenzie River Highway, which passes over some charming covered bridges; the Historic Columbia River Highway, which will give you jaw-dropping views of the majestic Columbia River Gorge; Hells Canyon Scenic Byway, which, contrary to its name, is one of the most scenic routes in Oregon, that leads through canyons, meadows, the Wallowa Mountains, and more; and Cornucopia Highway, the *most* fall-named road trip ever that will take you through some seriously beautiful Beaver State countryside.

What are some unique places to visit in Oregon?

How does a real-life witch's castle? What about an enchanted forest? An overlook with million-dollar views of one of the most wondrous places in the PNW? You can do all of those things in Oregon! This fairy tale road trip visits some of the most unique, magical places in Oregon, including the Crown Point State Scenic Corridor and Vista House, Multnomah Falls, Leach Botanical Garden, and the Portland Japanese Garden. These places are all wholly unique to the Beaver State, and will leave you excited to go out and keep exploring!