07 Nov Looking for get the most out of this Oregon autumn? You might want to hit the road!
It’s not too late you haven’t gotten a chance to roll out in search of some prime fall color! Even if you’re not so much into trees, we find a nice autumn road trip does wonders to get you over the passing of summer. So without further ado, we present some of the top spots in Oregon to find the best the season has to offer — as long as you’ve got the wheels to get there!
Silver Falls State Park. You probably could have guessed that this spot would make the list! With a distance of only about 70 miles out from Portland by car, Silver Falls is practically in a Portlander’s backyard. Though they’re beautiful all year long, the falls in, well, fall can be a special sight complete with a frame of autumnal color.
Clackamas River corridor. It might not be a loop, but this drive along the Clackamas gives you almost a straight shot out of Portland and into some truly beautiful country. Head south on Highway 224 through Estacada to link up to Highway 46. If you’re looking for a destination, you couldn’t do much better than Detroit Lake!
Go back to school. If you’re looking to make the most of autumn, it’s tough to beat the sights and sounds of a college campus in full swing! Both the University of Oregon and Oregon State University are planted with a host of leafy trees whose colors won’t disappoint — even if you went to an out of state school!
If you’re not looking for a long haul, don’t worry. There’s plenty of great color in and around Portland, as well as most other urban developments where landscaping has introduced leafy trees to the native blend of evergreens. Just remember to keep the falling leaves off your car if you choose to leave it at home!