Backroads & Byways of Oregon: Drives, Day Trips & Weekend Excursions

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With natives as your guides, this series leads you down the road less traveled.
Offering up 11 distinctive road trips and weekend getaways—from the awe-inspiring Oregon Coast to the geological wonders of Mt. Hood—this one-of-a-kind guide reveals the quirks and little-known delights of the “real” Oregon. Wood includes itineraries appropriate for every interest and age group: Foodies will love tasting Oregon’s berries, filberts, and world-class wines; history buffs will enjoy the ...

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Overview

With natives as your guides, this series leads you down the road less traveled.
Offering up 11 distinctive road trips and weekend getaways—from the awe-inspiring Oregon Coast to the geological wonders of Mt. Hood—this one-of-a-kind guide reveals the quirks and little-known delights of the “real” Oregon. Wood includes itineraries appropriate for every interest and age group: Foodies will love tasting Oregon’s berries, filberts, and world-class wines; history buffs will enjoy the Oregon Trail and the legendary Cape Blanco Lighthouse. This unique guide inspires travelers to hit the road and choose their own adventures.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780881508352
  • Publisher: Countryman Press, The
  • Publication date: 6/14/2010
  • Series: Backroads & Byways Series
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 975,469
  • Product dimensions: 9.02 (w) x 6.08 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Meet the Author

Crystal Wood was raised in Las Vegas by a mother who was hired in the first wave of female blackjack dealers on the Strip. Wood has herself worked in public relations for a wide variety of hospitality and entertainment venues and organizations. She is the co-author of Explorer's Guide Las Vegas: A Great Destination and the author of Backroads & Byways of Oregon.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 9

1 Lewis and Clark's Highway: Portland to Astoria 15

2 Ocean to Creek to Lake and Back Again: Northern Central Coast 35

3 Sand Dunes on the Coast: Florence to Bandon 51

4 Falls 'n' Creeks 'n' Rivers: Marion and Linn Counties 77

5 Not So Far from the City: Washington and Yamhill Counties 101

6 The Old Way Is the Best Way: The Historic Columbia River Highway to Multnomah Falls 115

1 Fields of Gold and Relics: Northern Central Oregon 133

8 The Road with Less Travelers: Eastern Oregon's Elkhorn Scenic Byway 149

9 To Hells Canyon with You: The Northeast Corner 167

10 Get Your Kicks on US 26: Mount Hood and into Central Oregon 187

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