Leaves become a green blur as Tree to Tree Adventure Park's visitors scramble across wobbly bridges and scoot along the balance beams that form the park's interconnected web of treetop ropes. Spread across 26 acres of land, Tree to Tree Adventure Park features a number of different courses where virtually anyone can have fun while building self-confidence or honing teamwork skills. Six color-coded routes combine for a total of more than 60 obstacles, giving guests the opportunity to pursue an adventure that is suitably engaging, yet never daunting.
While thrills are the main draw, safety is paramount at Tree to Tree Adventure Park. Every visitor hoping to hit the ropes must attend a preliminary orientation and learn the park's safety protocols. From there, they receive a helmet and a safety harness before heading to base camp to practice on the obstacles. Then, and only then, are guests cleared to ascend to the treetops and enjoy their gravity-defying experience.
Warmly reviewed by the Oregonian, Kayak Tillamook County tours explore over 800 miles of Oregon's coastal and tidal waterways. After receiving some basic paddling instruction and a review of the water cycle on dry land, each participant gets their own thermos of hot apple cider with a fresh cinnamon stick and a side of a Skout Bar before hitting the water. Kayakers will share the water with up to seven rivermates, paddling in the gentle wake of an expert guide over the course of the two-hour tour. Winter voyages can occur during salmon runs, so keep an eye out for a host of wildlife including eagles, harbor seals, and dads in grilling aprons. Temperatures are warmer on the coast during the winter than in the interior of the state and the tide is at its highest, enabling intrepid paddlers to delve deeper into nature while enjoying the crisp, clear winter skies.
There once was a time, not so long ago, when riding horseback was a necessary skill for simply getting around. That time may have passed, but trainers such as Mel Lueck still see plenty of value in mastering the equestrian arts.
The owner and namesake of Lueck Stables LLC, Mel leads a team of instructors who work one-on-one with students of all ages and abilities. In a typical lesson, riders are first paired with a horse that suits their size and skill level. Then, they get acquainted with the animal by practicing basic grooming and handling skills and learning where the "On" button is located.
As they enter the training circle at Curves, female guests come face-to-face with the smiles of other women. And just as points on a circle share a common distance from the circle's center, workout participants share the experiences of those nearby by trading stations throughout the 30-minute training session. One minute is spent on a piece of strength-training equipment built for feminine frames and designed to work two opposing muscle groups with a single movement. Exercisers then move on to a recovery station, where they run, jog, or dance to maintain heart rates and keep platforms in place during momentary losses of gravity.
No strangers to the art of winemaking, the Wetzel family’s roots run deep into the vineyards that surround their winery. For four generations, they have crafted award-winning wines in Germany, and for the last 35, they have called Oregon home. Chateau Bianca Winery peeks out from the Willamette Valley, where pinot noir grapes flourish across the estate vineyards. These carefully cultivated grapes eventually fill bottles with varietals such as the 2009 Chateau Bianca Estate pinot blanc, a dry, clean-finishing wine that makes a refreshing apertif.
Guests visit the tasting room to sample some of Chateau Bianca’s wines, where each day a rotating selection of six bottles are uncorked for swirling and sipping. On days when the summer sun dapples the fields and shimmers playfully off Bacchus’s lampshade hat, sippers relax on the outdoor patio to enjoy a glass or share a bottle while looking out across rows of vines.
Small town, small bar with great food - including homemade chili, soups, meatloaf & mashed potatoes. We offer a full bar, WI-FI, patio, and excellent service in the middle of wine country - some nearby wineries include Plum Hill, Montinore, Adea, Elk Cove, and Kramer.