Fall is around us, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t make a special trip to seek out fall colors at Oregon nature attractions. Seize the season, plan a weekend getaway and experience autumn in its most natural state. See below for great nature locales this fall.
While the prime kayaking season has comes to a close, there are still time to enjoy autumnal picnics along the banks of the Tualatin River. Pack treats from a local farmers market to feast upon at Cook Park or on the dock at Brown’s Ferry Park. The tree-lined riverfront will be an ombre of colors with the yellow leaves creating a golden shimmer in the river’s reflection.
Through the Douglas fir woodlands of Bald Peak, the trees give way to a stunning view of the Chehalem Hills. Photographers love Bald Peak at sunset—and you surely will, too. Luckily, the winding roads to and from the peak offer a stunning drive through fall foliage, as well.
Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge
In early November, waterfowl at the Tualatin National Wildlife Refuge increases. Their fall habitat at the refuge is your chance to see fall colors beyond the leaves and by feathers instead. It truly is a fall experience for its flora and fauna.
For more intel on the must-visit sights of autumn, check out our Fall Foliage Tour of the Tualatin Valley.