Here in Oregon, there’s so much beauty to be seen in every season, but for many, spring is a favorite. The trees are starting to bloom their flowers, bulbs are popping up out of the ground and starting to show their flowers, and the warmer weather has us all itching to start the gardens and head out to the lakes. Here are some places you can go check out in Oregon when you are looking for an adventure, with some great views.

Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden-

Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden is a unique 9.5-acre garden containing an outstanding collection of rare species and hybrid rhododendrons, azaleas, and other lesser-known ericaceous plants, as well as many companion plants and unusual trees.
This internationally-recognized garden is a beautiful place to visit any time of the year. April through May, when the azaleas and rhododendrons are in full bloom, the garden is spectacular. A spring-fed lake surrounds much of the garden, attracting countless waterfowl which nest and feed in this natural habitat. In fall and winter, trees and shrubs add their own color and interesting structure.  Click here to visit site and get more info.

Waterfront Park in Portland-

The cherry blossoms are in full bloom and are a MUST SEE in the spring. You can make a day or weekend of it, and check out Portland and the outskirts to see the blooming trees, plants, and flowers right now that are incredible.

Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival-

In Woodburn, the tulip festival brings families and photographers from all over. It is 40 acres of colorful tulips that can be seen from March 19- May 2. There are some vendors set up selling handmade goods, foods, and you can take home bouquets of tulips for your home. If you are planning on going, be sure to buy tickets ahead of time ONLINE ONLY, no tickets sold at the gate. Website with info, ticket sales and more HERE.

Multnomah Falls-

One of the highest waterfalls in the Columbia River Gorge, Multnomah Falls is a top-visited place in the Pacific Northwest. It is not only massive, but the scenery is beautiful all around. There is no fee, but be prepared for many people to be visiting, so we recommend early or on a weekday. 

Columbia River Gorge-

All over the gorge during this time of year, the wildflower blooms are unlike anything else. Check out the Oregonian site for the different hikes you can do, with distances, difficulties, and fees.

Smith Rock- 

For many Oregonians, spring is the ideal time to get in their hiking trips, as it’s not too hot yet during the day, like most summer days. Smith Rock is just outside Terrebonne, which is North of Redmond, and the views are incredible, no matter where you’re at. You can hike misery ridge if you are an experienced hiker, or just take it easy and walk around the trails at the lower levels. Bring a picnic to set up after your hike, to continue to enjoy the views. 

Happy Spring Adventuring!
The Jones Group @ Sunriver Realty

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