Ah Spring in Corvallis Oregon. Apple and cherry blossoms, tulips and daffodils, fluffy white clouds passing overhead in a bright blue sky. The Farmer’s market is open again and it’s time to get out and explore. With over 18 wineries in the Heart of Willamette Winery Association located in and around Corvallis you’ll want to pack up a picnic, go wine tasting , go on a hike or take in a bike ride on over 60 miles of hiking and biking trails in an around town. Not only does the City of Corvallis maintain a network of paved paths, Corvallis and Benton County parks provide a variety of paved and unpaved trails that provide easy access to beautiful natural areas. Ask for a trail suggestion at one of the many bike shops or at the Visitor Center.
Is it “city riding” you prefer? There are twenty miles of paved multi-use paths in town and there are many roads in the area that offer wide shoulders and light traffic. Depending on your route you choice you can experience rolling hills, local agriculture or if you’re up to it, go for a challenge bike up the impressive climb to Marys Peak. It is the highest point in the Coastal Range at an elevation of 4097 feet, and on a clear day you can see all the way to the Cascades or the ocean.
Maybe gardening is more up your alley. Well we have several local nurseries and many farms that offer a variety of edibles for you to enjoy. One nursery in particular is a spectacular sixth generation nursery with acres of plants and trees, a beautiful bonsai garden and a gift shop that will sorely tempt you with their one of a kind gifts and décor.
For more information please visit:www.visitcorvallis.com