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Visit the Trails! Here's how it works:
When you take a drive in the country, we give you a reason to get out of the car. There's something to do, something to see and something to buy.
Click on your favorite trail and you will find a list of farms, nurseries, artists, shops and wineries and tons of fun along a picturesque rural route. Download the map, grab the kids, and jump in the car—or take your bike! You are only a few minutes away from a hands-on country experience. We've even set up "Country Trail" road signs to help you along the way.
(We recommend you call ahead during the winter months.)
Alsea Valley Country Trail
The Alsea Valley Country Trail runs west from Mary's Peak to the Pacific Ocean. This spectacular driving trail valley follows the Alsea River and the towns of Philomath, Alsea, Tidewater and Waldport.
Stops along the way include an amazing variety of artists, farms, wine tasting rooms, fishing, swimming, camping, open sheep and alpaca ranches, fish hatcheries, boat launches, rafting, kayaking, river dining, B&B's, quilts, nurseries, festivals, dog breeders, even a white wolf sanctuary! An incredible experience for the entire family.
Fern Ridge Country Trail
Located along Fern Ridge Lake, this trail is an enchanting drive directly west of Eugene. Spend the day picking your own strawberries, peaches, flowers or pumpkins, sip wine while strolling through a lovely flower garden, visit an historical barn filled with natural soaps and lotions, learn about organic gardening, pet the goats, feed the chickens, and nibble strawberries through November, browse a country mercantile filled with antiques, crafts, art, garden supplies and livestock feed, meander through a destination nursery and display garden, discover a Rocking Horse Barn and take the kids for a horseback riding lesson, or visit a llama ranch.
Long Tom Country Trail
This trail is packed with so many treats; you will need a couple of days to see everything. Be sure to check out the Campbell House in Eugene for overnight stays.
Along a forty mile loop, The Long Tom Country Trail offers an alpaca ranch where you can pet the animals and a fiber shop filled with woolly goodies, five wonderful wineries offering tastes of some of the best pinot gris and pinot noir in the state, a garden nursery that even houses Red Eagle Appaloosas, a beautiful 18 hold championship golf course with an art gallery, strawberry fields, peach orchards, a family sheep farm with blankets and paintings and photography, a wild mustang ranch, an antique barn, seasonal festivals at the grange hall, produce stands, vegetable gardens, artist sheds, a mini mushroom farm, pastries, a gallery of artistic metal furnishings, pastries, and even a cozy gourmet deli.
River Road Country Trail
Only minutes north of Eugene wholesome country entertainment greets the entire family.
On the River Road Country Trail you will find corn mazes, cow trains for the kiddies, goat ramps, fruit and vegetable stands, farmer's markets, fresh raspberries, u-cut flowers, blueberries, strawberries, ice-cream, Oregon tomatoes, pumpkin patches, greenhouses, flower baskets, pitted pie cherries, garden supplies, a steak house, wedding gardens, bike rentals, routes, and sales.
Take Chambers north out of Eugene and it turns into the River Road Country Trail. Why take the highway when you can have the country?
Choose a trail to explore below: