Welcome the new year close to home. Spend the New Year in the Tualatin Valley
Trails to Explore in 2022
As we welcome a new year, perhaps a New Year’s Resolution includes to explore more of what’s in your own backyard. Here are some of the best ways to explore Washington County.
Tualatin Valley’s Beer and Wine Trails
Washington County is home to more than 20 craft breweries and 35 estate wineries and tasting rooms, so why not venture along the Tualatin Valley Ale Trail and Tualatin Valley Wine Trail. Order free guides to Washington County’s breweries and wineries and explore the diverse tastes right in your own backyard.
Vineyard and Valley Scenic Tour Route
In Tualatin Valley, nature, agriculture, history and wine are undeniably intertwined. The Vineyard and Valley Scenic Tour Route showcases this special commingling of attractions along its 60-mile drive through the serene Oregon countryside. Best to be enjoyed during a full day of discoveries, visitors are enticed to stop at the wineries, nurseries, farms and—when in season—produce stands that freckle the route.
Chehalem Ridge Nature Park
Now open, the Chehalem Ridge Nature Park, a 1,250-acre nature park with 10 miles of trails for walking, off-road cycling and horseback riding. Three miles of accessible trails for all ages and abilities also are featured. The park is home to multiple habitats, including upland forests, oak woodlands and wetlands, and boasts spectacular views of the Tualatin Valley.
Wapato Lake National Wildlife Refuge
The newly open Wapato Lake National Wildlife Refuge is (finally) open! Located near the city of Gaston, the refuge protects and restores the habitat of this region, which was once and important area for the Kalapuya tribe, who harvested wapato from the shallow lake and used it as trade with other tribes. The refuge has several miles of trails and is home to myriad species of mammals, reptiles, fish and birds.
Learn more about things to see and do in and around Beaverton and find more trails to explore at tualatinvalley.org.
The Tualatin Valley is a short drive from Portland and is home to nationally renowned golf courses, award-winning wineries, tax-free shopping, agricultural experiences, outdoor recreational activities and more. With a combination of suburban and rural settings, the Tualatin Valley offers an unparalleled experience for all travelers.