10 Secret Spots In Oregon Where Nature Will Completely Relax You
Life can be, well, *a lot* sometimes. We all need to get out and relax, preferably in nature. Being out in nature truly soothes the soul, and Oregon’s naturescape is unrivaled. Whether it’s strolling through a Japanese garden, soaking in a beautiful hot spring, or stargazing in some of Oregon’s most scenic places, there are many great ways to relax and recharge in the beautiful Beaver State. Here are 10 hidden oases in Oregon where nature will relax you:
What are some other hidden oases in Oregon where you can relax in nature? Let us know in the comments below!
For a truly relaxing experience in Oregon nature, forest bathing is a wonderful way to do just that.
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Are there any hidden parks in Oregon?
You'd never believe it, but a stone's throw form the hum and buzz of PDX, Washington Park is a welcome breath of fresh air! With 15 miles of hiking trails, an arboretum, rose garden, Japanese garden, children's museum, zoo, forestry center, and countless public spaces, this hidden park in Oregon really has it all! For more secret parks in Portland, check out these nine scenic spots!
Does Oregon have any secret gardens I can visit?
If you're looking for more hidden oases in Oregon, you'll find several via our Fairy Tale Road Trip! From our picture-perfect waterfalls and lush, old-growth forests, to whimsical gardens and castles, there are so many places in The Beaver State that appear to have been plucked straight from the pages of a fairy tale. In terms of secret gardens, Leach Botanical Garden is like something from a dream. There’s just something magical about trees. Being surrounded by a lush forest canopy, the tall, towering giants simultaneously grounding and aspirational. Forests are a place for healing and reflection, and Leach Botanical Garden has long been an urban escape for Portlanders. The park's grounds are the former estate of John and Lilla Leach, devoted botanists who, in the 1930s, built the magical Manor House (pictured) and tended to the eponymous gardens. Most recently, the garden added an aerial tree walk that takes this magical place to a whole new level -- literally!
What are some hidden lakes in Oregon?
Oregon has some truly spectacular, superlative bodies of water, but sometimes the magic is in encountering these wondrous on your own, in the wild. Little Crater Lake is a perfect example of this. Little Crater Lake is just 100 feet wide and 45 feet deep, but it's a stunner: pristine blue waters surrounded by vivid, verdant green forest. This diminutive little lake is a natural wonder itself and it is definitely a bucket list must for all Oregon adventurers.