Trips

Where will your next journey take you? We offer trips near and far!

Trips depart from Adult Activity Center. Most trips have a minimum enrollment of eight travelers. Please register at least three days in advance unless otherwise stated in the description. 

Looking to explore the great outdoors? See the Outdoor Adventures page.


Hull Oakes Sawmill: Ages 18+. Monroe.  From Monroe to the world, Hull Oakes Sawmill provides timbers for projects worldwide that have been milled at the last steam powered sawmill in America. We will tour the facility and learn about how they produce the massive timbers they provide. Our lunch location will be the new Long Tom Brewing Company, scheduled to open later this summer. Lunch is additional cost.

Tuesday, 8/13, 8:45am-2pm 
$36 ID/$43 OD
Class #21724. Register Here


Night Glow at the Balloon Festival: Ages 18+. Albany. We're all "aglow" to attend this festival! Soak up the music, food & vendors before the big show. Brilliantly colored balloons will be illuminated in a series of patterns at dusk, lighting up the night sky. Food is additional cost.

Friday, 8/23, 5-10:30pm 
$39 ID/$47 OD
Class #21725. Register Here


Oregon State Fair: Ages 18+. Salem. Blue ribbons, 4-H, cotton candy and ferris wheels - a delight for all ages. Take in the competitions among livestock, culinary, art and more. Hair-raising rides, dog shows and foot stomping music are just a few of the entertainment options available. Bring a friend grab a hot dog and finish your summer with a day of fun at the Oregon State Fair.

Wednesday, 8/28, 9am-3:45pm 
$46 ID/$55 OD
Class #21726. Register Here


Willlamette Confluence Preserve Tour: Join The Nature Conservancy and Friends of Buford Park on a bus tour of the Willamette Confluence Preserve and Turtle Flats. This 1,400 acre preserve features extensive habitats that are endangered in the Willamette Valley and includes six miles of river corridor, floodplain forest, wetlands, upland oak woodlands and native prairie. The Conservancy and The Friends of Buford Park are working with other partners to reconnect the river to its historic floodplain across 20 ponds in this former gravel mining site. During the tour, volunteer docents will lead visitors around much of the preserve, highlighting the conservation efforts, human history, and natural features. This tour is intended for people who are unable to walk the four miles typically required for walking tours. Bring a bag lunch and water, and dress for the weather. Please note that there are no bathroom facilities on the preserve. 

Friday, 9/6, 9:30-2pm 
Free 
Class #21744. Register Here


Crater Lake Rim Tour: Ages 18+. The deepest body of water in the United States is a wonder of the natural world. Our trip will take us to Oregon?s only National Park. Thrilling vistas and photo ops will wow you on our guided tour around the rim. You may choose to forgo the tour and stay at Rim Village to dine leisurely at the lodge or do a little  shopping. Tell a friend and help us fill the luxury motor coach! Continental breakfast provided; bring a picnic lunch or purchase food on-site.

Monday, 9/9, 7am-6pm 
$78 ID/$94 OD
Class #21727. Register Here


Mount Angel Oktoberfest: Mt. Angel. Eat, drink, sing and dance at this festival celebrating all things German. Smell the sizzling bratwurst, listen to the oom pah pah music and see the traditional costumes. Food is additional cost.
 
Mobility guide: Stairs, inclines, distances, uneven surfaces.
Meet in the Adult Activity Center Lobby
Thursday, 9/12, 10am–6pm
$49 ID/$59 OD
Class #22872. Register here
 

Senior Safari at the Oregon Zoo: Portland. Wear your walking shoes to explore the zoo and the animal exhibits. Attend animal talks, ride the zoo train and enjoy musical performances. Prepare for an active day of exercise. Sign up early for this popular event. Bring your lunch or purchase lunch specials onsite.
 
Mobility guide: Stairs, inclines, distances, uneven surfaces.
Meet in the Adult Activity Center Lobby
Tuesday, 9/17, 8am–5:30pm
$55 ID/$64 OD
Class #22883. Register here
 

Salmon Bake & Whale Watching: Depoe Bay. A succulent salmon meal prepared over a fire line with performances by Native American dancers and music will highlight this trip. After lunch, take a stroll to shop or view the southbound whale migration and the resident whales feeding off the coast. Volunteers will be on hand at the Whale Watching Center to answer questions and assist in spotting whales. Meal is included.
 
Mobility guide: Stairs, inclines, distances, uneven surfaces.
Meet in the Adult Activity Center Lobby
Saturday, 9/21, 8:30am-5:30pm
$72 ID/$86 OD
Class #22871. Register here
 

Bonneville Dam and Multnomah Falls: Cascades Locks. There’s nothing “fishy” here. The leaves are turning, and the salmon are spawning as we visit Bonneville Fish Hatchery and Dam. View the fish ladder, tour the hatchery, feed the trout and locate the 10-foot sturgeon. Lunch will be at the majestic Multnomah Falls. Bring a picnic lunch or enjoy your meal in the historic Multnomah Falls Lodge. Meal is additional cost.
 
Mobility guide: Stairs, inclines, distances, uneven surfaces.
Meet in the Adult Activity Center Lobby
Wednesday, 10/2, 7am–5pm
$67 ID/$80 OD
Class #22873. Register here
 

Gathering Together Farm: Philomath. Seasonal food inspired by French and Italian traditions with Northwest style. We will tour the farm to learn about the diversity of their produce and farm offerings while enjoying the local, sustainable, farm-to-fork cuisine.
 
Mobility guide: Periods of continuous standing or walking.
Meet in the Adult Activity Center Lobby
Tuesday, 10/8, 10:15am–3:30pm
$65 ID/$78 OD
Class #22918. Register here
 

Greek Food Festival: Albany. The celebration continues at the annual Greek Food Festival. The festival offers traditional Greek dinners, desserts, wines, spirits, and crafts. Celebrate with live Greek music and dancing. Church tours are available. Food is additional cost.
 
Mobility guide: Periods of continuous standing or walking.
Meet in the Adult Activity Center Lobby
Saturday, 10/12, 10am–2:30pm
$34 ID/$41 OD
Class #22874. Register here
 

Willamalane Free Parks Tour: Springfield. Travel to several parks throughout the district and learn about the final projects that were completed thanks to the passage of the 2012 Bond. Discover your new favorite park, chat with a park planner and see some of the exciting improvements that have been made! Pre-registration required.
 
Mobility guide: Door-to-door destinations; some walking required. Accessible to those using walkers, wheelchairs & motorized scooters.
Depart from Bob Keefer Center
Thursday, 10/17, 3–5pm
Free!
Class #22915. Register here
 

Grants Pass Downs Horse Racing: Grants Pass. And we’re off to the races. Place your bets on an exciting day at the track. Your heart will be pumping to the sound of the pounding hoofs as the horses enter the home stretch towards the finish line. Food is an additional cost.
 
Mobility guide: Periods of continuous standing or walking.
Meet in the Adult Activity Center Lobby
Sunday, 10/20, 9:30am–7pm
$61 ID/$73 OD
Class #22916. Register here
 

Willamette Heritage Center: Salem. Our guided tour of the Thomas Kay Woolen Mill will highlight the significance of the Mill in the economic and social history of the Mid-Willamette Valley. Displays and images throughout the Mill of the original machinery illustrate industrial wool processing, and capture the stories of the lives of the individuals who worked there. Lunch is an additional cost.

Mobility guide: Periods of continuous standing or walking. Accessible to those using walkers, wheelchairs & motorized scooters.
Meet in the Adult Activity Center Lobby
Wednesday, 10/30, 9am–3pm
$47 ID/$56 OD
Class #22875. Register here


Harry & David Tasting Tour & Historic Jacksonville: Jacksonville. With the aroma of chocolate in the air we will peek behind the scenes to watch the magic creations in the bakery, candy kitchens and gift packing. Harry & David is one of the most popular food-related tours in the country. Bakery treat and chocolate included with tour. Stroll around historic Jacksonville for lunch and take time to visit the charming shops. Lunch is additional cost.
 
Mobility guide: Periods of continuous standing or walking.
Meet in the Adult Activity Center Lobby
Wednesday, 11/6, 7am–6pm
$69 ID/$83 OD
Class #22876. Register here
 

Salem Riverfront Carousel: Salem. The next stop on our Oregon Carousel Tour is Salem’s Riverfront Carousel. Decorated for the holidays, you can ride the carousel, view the carvers working, and learn about the future of this unique work of art.  Lunch is an additional cost.
 
Mobility guide: Periods of continuous standing or walking. Accessible to those using walkers, wheelchairs & motorized scooters.
Meet in the Adult Activity Center Lobby
Tuesday, 11/12, 9am–2:30pm
$39 ID/$47 OD
Class #22877. Register here
 

Blackberry Junction Holiday Marketplace: Albany. Many unique and unusual treasures for yourself or gifts for that special someone. Beautifully boutiqued, you will be inspired and find one of a kind, quality handcrafted, vintage, seasonal, rustic and collectible items. A large show to explore, visit with the artisans and shop with friends. Lunch is additional cost.
 
Mobility guide: Periods of continuous standing or walking.
Meet in the Adult Activity Center Lobby
Friday, 11/22, 9am–3pm
$33 ID/$40 OD
Class #22879. Register here
 

Shore Acres Holiday Lights: Coos Bay. A splendid holiday display at the Oregon Coast. Shore Acres Park is a 7-acre fantasy land illuminated with over 325,000 lights, sculptures, holiday trees and animated displays reflecting the coastal setting.  Refreshments and live entertainment in the beautifully decorated Garden House. Dinner is additional cost.
 
Mobility guide: Stairs, inclines, distances, uneven surfaces.
Meet in the Adult Activity Center Lobby
Wednesday, 12/4, 1–11pm
$59 ID/$71 OD
Class #22881. Register here
 

“It Happened One Christmas” Musical Theater: Portland. Take a fanciful trip to “Santa’s Chalet” in the heart of Grimble’s department store one snowy Christmas Eve. As Walter, the security guard, and Frances, the cleaner, make their evening rounds, their holiday fantasies spring to life in this merry, musical spectacle. The two enjoy a tuneful Christmas dinner together, remembering the magic of the season. Registration deadline and full refunds not guaranteed after Nov. 8.
 
Mobility guide: Door-to-door destinations; some walking required.
Meet in the Adult Activity Center Lobby
Thursday, 12/12, 10am–6:30pm
$94 ID/$113 OD
Class #22917. Register here
 

Keizer Miracle of Lights Display: Keizer. We’ll bring the hot drinks and sweet treats for this after-dinner drive through the Keizer Miracle of Lights Display. Since 1984 the families in the Gubser neighborhood near Salem have decorated their homes and raised cash and food donations for the local food bank; bring a few cans of food and help to make someone’s season a little brighter! Snacks and drinks provided.
 
Mobility guide: Door-to-door destinations; some walking required. Accessible to those using walkers, wheelchairs & motorized scooters.
Meet in the Adult Activity Center Lobby
Tuesday, 12/17, 6–10pm
$36 ID/$43 OD
Class #22882. Register here
 

Rose City Dog Show: Portland. One of the largest all breed shows in the United States. It features performance and companion events such as agility, obedience and the new Trick Dogs. Mark your calendars and register early for this popular event. Food is additional cost.
 
Mobility guide: Periods of continuous standing or walking. Accessible to those using walkers, wheelchairs & motorized scooters.
Meet in the Adult Activity Center Lobby
Thursday, 1/16, 7:30am–4:30pm
$59 ID/$71 OD
Class #22914. Register here


Overnight Trips

Christmas in Leavenworth: 
Leavenworth is a town specifically designed with Christmas in mind! We will be staying at the Enzian Inn, right in the heart of things. We'll  be busy during our three-night stay but you will also have free time to do as you  please; It's the perfect mix. Indulge in an incredible daily breakfast, enjoy a fun sleigh ride complete with humor and hot chocolate as well as an optional visit to a reindeer farm. We have planned three amazing dinners that will have your taste buds singing. Two special concerts; a hand bell concert and a harp concert. There will be a visit to Liberty Orchards where they make aplets and cotlets and we'll stop at a wonderful market on our way back to Leavenworth. Your cost covers everything except two lunches. Space is limited. Reserve your spot now with a $200 deposit. This trip has been planned by River Road and co-sponsored with Willamalane and Campbell Center.  Final payment is due 9/1.

Monday-Thursday, 12/2-12/5, departing at 7:30am and returning at 6pm 
Double $749 each/Single $899
Class #21735. Register Here

Tropical Costa Rica: Lush green forests and stunning waterfalls, rumbling volcanoes and endless coastlines... Costa Rica truly is a slice of paradise and it’s our next destination. Come and enjoy this remarkable place and the following highlights: San Jose, Guanacaste, Monteverde Cloud Forest, Arenol Volcano, a Lake Arenol cruise, Cana Negro Refuge and Zarcero. You will be amazed at the diversity of the land, the breathtaking scenery and the incredible wildlife you will see on this trip. 


Your cost includes: round trip air out of Eugene, taxes and fees/surcharges, hotel, transfers, 9 fun filled days and 14 meals. Travel insurance is available for $315 per person. There is a 3-night post-tour extension available for an additionall $499. It is a highlight! Final payment is due 2/18/20.

April 18-29, 2020
Double: $2,899 each. Single: $3,399. Triple: $2,869 each.
Want to learn more? Call Kat at 541-688-4052.


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