Willamette Valley, Oregon, United States

Willamette Valley, Oregon, United States

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The promised land of flowing milk and honey

The 150-mile long Willamette Valley spans the Pacific Northwest region and is characterized by the picturesque Willamette River which flows along its full length. The valley has long been the agricultural heartland of the west, so much so it was once called the 'promised land of flowing milk and honey' in the 19th century. These days, travelers descend upon the region to stay in Willamette Valley vacation rentals and hike, bike and kayak along the meandering rivers and winding trails. It's also carved out a more recent niche in wine production with over 19,000 acres of vineyards flourishing in the sun.

Dozens of tumbling cascades

There's simply too many things to do in the valley to list in one place, but if you're going to visit just one place, make it the Silver Falls State Park, which is located near most Willamette Valley vacation rentals. Here you can lace up your boots to hike through the miles of trails passing dozens of tumbling waterfalls. If you like angling, you're in the right place. Cast your lure into the river to catching passing salmon or simply camp by the water's edge and enjoy a night under the stars.

Beer-producing Benedictine monks

It's not all hiking and biking in this neck of the woods. If your Willamette Valley vacation rental is near the Oregon Garden, you can enjoy spring flowers and let the kids run riot in the children's area which features a Hobbit House. For something more grown up, don't miss the Mount Angel Abbey where a community of beer-producing Benedictine monks live. It also houses a fascinating but rather bizarre taxidermy museum. If you visit during the summer, you can watch outdoor concerts and films in the Riverview Park or take part in the Canterbury Renaissance Faire.

Helping in the harvest

The Willamette Valley vacation rentals are open year-round, but they get busiest in the summer when the days are hot and dry. It's not the only season for travelers, though. During fall, the Willamette Valley gets busy with pickers who pluck the rich purple pinot noir grapes ready to be made into vintages, or harvest the fruit and vegetables. The winters get cold, but if you bundle up there are a whole host of snowy activities to take part in. And of course, you can always settle in for an artisan meal, craft beer or local wine in one of the cozy restaurants and bars that dot the valley.

Roaming black bears

The entire valley is packed full of wildlife, but arguably the best place to see birds and mammals is the Willamette National Forest. From your Willamette Valley vacation rental you can easily reach the park which provides a home for hundreds of species. The swathes of conifers and Douglas firs are home to hummingbirds and falcons, while the river which crosses through it teems with spawning steelheads and salmon. The highlight though is the rare spotting of elusive black bears or the red-tailed deer which are often seen bounding along the forest floor. Wildlife lovers won't be disappointed.