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Fall Hikes and Bites in and Around Eugene

October 9, 2017 | Stephen Hoshaw
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Fall color at Domaine Meriwether

From harvest stops through the Valley to the South Willamette Wine scene along the Territorial Wine Trail, don’t miss fall colors popping in the Willamette Valley! Here are a few of our favorite recommendations for the season:

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Take a Fall Hike

Known as one of the easier loops to make, Sweet Creek Falls is a fantastic hike to hit during the Fall season. The Vine Maples that line the route to the coast from Eugene really stick out on this scenic tour and lead visitors through to a series of cascading waterfalls in the Siuslaw National Forest. Don’t miss other popular spots like Spencer Butte Trail, Delta Old Growth Nature Trail and more.

 

Find Culinary Delights this Season

From autumn festivities at the Northern Lights Christmas Tree Farm to the consistently creative Saturday Market, discover the Oregon Bounty with Fall flavors in the Willamette Valley. Local food thrives in communities like Eugene, so be sure to explore areas like the Whiteaker District where you’ll find culinary delicacies that fit any palate and diet.

 

Taste Willamette Valley Pinot

Check out some of the region’s finest in Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and more in the South Willamette Valley. Need help getting started? Play Pinot Bingo. This fun tour highlights wineries, popular pairing spots, and offers fun prizes for stamps along the way. Also check out the Eugene Ale Trail for Oktoberfest beers and more seasonal flavors.

Ready for more?

Find more ideas on the Eugene, Cascades & Coast blog.