Willamette Fish Hatchery: Oakridge

The Willamette Fish Hatchery sits just outside of Oakridge.  I can't tell you how many times I've driven down Highway 58 without noticing the road sign pointing toward the hatchery. Luckily, at some point it captured my attention, and the hatchery ended up on my "things to see" list. When we stopped by the hatchery last fall, I wasn't exactly sure what to expect. I knew there would be ponds full of fish, I suspected we'd have the opportunity to feed some, but I didn't know we would be … [Read more...]

Lowell Covered Bridge and Interpretive Center

Several years ago, as we were coming home down Highway 58, we needed to stop a minute and stretch our legs. We pulled into the parking lot at the Lowell Covered Bridge expecting to just walk around and view the bridge. We were surprised to find a wonderful little wayside and Interpretive Center. Since then, we’ve been back numerous times. There is a lot to offer here and it is a great place to take friends and family. If you like covered bridges, or know someone who does, I consider this place a … [Read more...]