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MAKING MEMORIES ON A FAMILY-FRIENDLY BIKE TRIP IN LANE COUNTY
The Willamette Valley is home to some of the best family activities in the state. Make memories with your loved ones when you hop on a bike and explore winding roads and country trails on the Covered Bridges Scenic Bikeway. The Row River Trail portion of the bikeway starts in the charming small town of Cottage Grove, then takes you through three historic covered bridges. This section of the bikeway is paved and not shared with cars, making it a safe and enjoyable experience for cyclists of all ages and ability levels.
Along the way families can discover Cottage Grove’s rich gold mining history at the Bohemia Gold Mining Museum, which is at the start of the Scenic Bikeway. Run by modern day miners, the museum features artifacts, photographs and old mining equipment. Or catch a play at the Cottage Theatre, a community theatre that producers a year-round season of plays and musicals.
Let curiosity be your guide on a family-friendly bike trip along the Covered Bridges Scenic Bikeway.
EXPERIENCE ART AND HISTORY IN ALBANY
Discover Albany, a historical town full of new activities off the beaten path for everyone to enjoy. Visit the Historic Carousel and Museum where you can witness artistry in action. Friendly community volunteers are hard at work carving and hand-painting a menagerie of animals; kids are welcome to touch the animals and climb on some of the completed creatures.
MORE FAMILY TRIPS
Country Living – Junction City
Take a journey on the Long Tom Country Trail, a 40-mile (65-km) agricultural tour that includes stops at wineries, farms and the Kiger Mustang Ranch where kids can interact with animals.
Adventure with Rocky and Bullwinkle – Wilsonville
Have a great time while enjoying the 18-hole miniature golf course, go-karts, bumper boats, climbing wall, the arcade and the Kidopolis playland at the Family Fun Center & Bullwinkle’s Restaurant.
What’s Your 20? – Corvallis
Discover hidden gems of the city as you track your way around town on the Waymarking GPS Hunt. Take photos of your stops and bring them to the Corvallis Visitors Center to win a free prize!
The Plane! The Plane! – McMinnville
See the world’s largest plane, the Spruce Goose, with a wingspan longer than a football field at the Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum.
Take Me Out to the Ballgame – Keizer
Catch a game with the family and cheer on the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes baseball team, a Class A affiliate of the San Francisco Giants.
Enjoyable, Entertaining Salem
Here’s another option for an amusing multi-generational experience. Just off I-5 near Keizer is a concentration of educational and dynamic attractions, which makes Salem an excellent family of voyagers vacation destination.
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