Discover the Outdoor Beauty and Recreational Opportunities of Gaston, Oregon
Located in the southwestern part of the county, the small city of Gaston (population under 700) is the smallest city in Oregon’s Washington County. The city was named for Joseph Gaston, an early Oregon pioneer who worked on the railroad, was lawyer, journalist and historian.
Despite its small population, there is no shortage of places to visit in northern Gaston.
Agriculture reigns supreme, as Gaston is home to four acclaimed wineries, each producing a variety of wines, including Pinot Noir, from their estate vineyards.
With miles of outdoor recreation opportunities, cyclists, bird-watchers, hikers, swimmers and boaters enjoy the recreational areas such as Henry Hagg Lake and Scoggins Valley Park, a popular spot for triathlons and other endurance sports. Visitors also flock to the region’s first aerial ropes course and zip- line park, Tree to Tree Adventure Park, located minutes from the lake.
For additional information about Gaston, please visit the City of Gaston website.
This natural playground is open year-round for boating, picnicking, cycling, running, nature walks and disc golf.
Gaston's Elk Cove Vineyards has been family-owned and operated since 1977, and produces Pinot Noir and other varietals.
Tree to Tree is a playground in the trees featuring aerial ropes courses with zip lines and tree top obstacles, a zip-line tour, dueling zips, and other tree-top adventures.
The One Horse Tavern is an independently-owned bar and grill nestled among wineries and the scenic Highway 47 to the coast.
Patton Valley Vineyard is focused on producing fine handcrafted, estate-grown Pinot Noir using certified sustainable farming practices to produce wines that are true to site.
Kramer Vineyards produces exceptional estate-driven wines from its sustainably farmed 20-acre vineyard.
Summer is well underway and August typically has the Portland area’s warmest temperatures so this is the time to head out on the water to cool off.
Whether you’re driving to Oregon’s Tualatin Valley for a day trip or you plan to stay a week, these road trip tips will help make your trip a memorable one for you and your passengers.
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