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 for birding trips? See the Outdoor Adventures page.


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.

Saturday, 6/1, 9:30am-2pm
Free
Class #21743. Register Here 

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


Rose Festival Fleet Week Lunch Cruise: Ages 18+. Portland. One of the few US Ports of Call, Portland has received courtesy visits from the Navy  during the Rose Festival for over 80 years. Our lunch cruise aboard the Portland Spirit will provide optimal viewing opportunities of the fleets in  port. A stop for a stroll through the Portland Rose Garden will round out our trip. Meal is included in the price of the trip.

Thursday, 6/6, 8:30am-5:30pm. 
$101 ID/$121 OD
Class #21714. Register Here


Camas Country Schoolhouse Bakery & Store: Ages 18+. Junction City. A locavore's delight: a local family using locally- sourced grains and producing locally-prepared breads and other delights. Our trip will take us from farm to table as we learn how three generations have revived history with a stone grist mill-- and how they're restoring history for future generations through the Schoolhouse Project that we'll tour before lunch at the Camas Country Schoolhouse Bakery and Store. Lunch is an additional cost.

Wednesday, 6/12, 11am-3pm 
$34 ID/$41 OD
Class #21713. Register Here


Timberline Lodge: Ages 18+. Mt Hood. This popular historic landmark is nestled on the slopes of Mt Hood. Take a tour of the lodge and its rich history led by a US Forest Service Ranger. Enjoy brunch at the Lodge and then take some time to either soak in the views, ride the lift up the mountain or take a short walk. We’ll make a special stop on the return trip home! Meal is included; lift ticket is an additional fee.

Tuesday, 6/18, 7:30am-6pm 
$89 ID/$107 OD
Class #21716. Register Here


Whales & Wildcards: Ages 21+.  San Juan Islands. Enjoy the sights, sounds and incredible marine wildlife of the San Juan Islands! We'll stay two nights at the luxurious Angel of the Winds Casino Resort near Everett, WA. Spend an entire day on a fully narrated cruise aboard a 100-foot vessel through the islands in search of whales, porpoises, bald eagles and so much more! The fee includes everything except one lunch, plus a visit to the Mt. St. Helens visitor center, casino play vouchers, the incredible Olympia Farmers market along Budd Bay and free time in Friday Harbor. You may reserve your spot now with $200. Final payment due May 23; full refund not guaranteed after this date.

Tuesday-Thursday, 6/25-6/27, departing 7:30am and arriving back 7pm
Double $519 each/Single $654
Class #20591. Register Here
 


52 Mile Garage Sale: Ages 18+. Mapleton. 52 miles of a bit of this and a lot of that. Started in 2004, this annual sale includes crafts, treasures and finds galore. With room to store your smaller purchases, we?ll travel along Highway 36 stopping at the various sales. Lunch is additional cost.

Friday, 6/28, 8:30am-2pm 
$38 ID/$46 OD
Class #21717. Register Here


Willamette Valley Lavender Festival: Ages 18+. Newberg. “The Earth Laughs in Flowers,” Ralph Waldo Emerson. There will be an abundance of laughter as we attend the Willamette Valley Lavender Festival and immerse our souls in all things lavender. Art, music, crafts, food and beverages will be enhanced with the relaxing infusion of lavender. A farm tour will be a part of our lavender experience. Lunch is additional cost.

Saturday, 7/13, 9am-5pm 
$51 ID/$61 OD
Class #21718. Register Here


Chinook Winds Casino: Ages 18+. Lincoln City. Chinook Winds is sending a bus just for us! Invite your friends for a fun-filled day at a beautiful, beachfront casino. We need to fill the bus! Special “Boomer Tuesday” deals available to anyone over 55, including a coupon for the lunch buffet and $10 in slot play! Register by July 1.  Passenger information will be forwarded to the casino for registration into the Winner’s Circle Club.

Tuesday, 7/16, 7:45am-5:30pm
$5
Class #21720. Register Here


Picnic in the Park: Ages 18+. Sweet Home. Escape the heat and enjoy a refreshing afternoon exploring the waterfalls and trails  of McDowell Creek Falls Park. Picnic in the cool shade next to the gurgling creek. An ice cream stop will top off our summer afternoon excursion. Picnic included in the cost of the trip; Ice cream will be an optional fee.

Thursday, 7/25, 9:30am-2pm 
$54 ID/$65 OD
Class #21721. Register Here


Summer Sounds Concert: Ages 18+. Albany. Spend a delightful summer evening enjoying the sounds of summer in Monteith Park in  Albany. After an early dinner we will enjoy the music of Curtis Salgado as we relax next to the Willamette River. Bring along your favorite bottle of wine; some snacks provided. Dinner is an additional cost.

Monday, 7/26, 4-10pm 
$40 ID/$48 OD
Class #21719. Register Here


Blooms and Butterflies: Ages 18+. Elkton. Summer fun will find us migrating south to the Butterfly Pavilion in Elkton, just in time to watch Monarchs emerging from their chrysalis! Our day will include something for everyone: Tours of the pavilion, gardens and Fort Umpqua. After lunch at Tomaselli?s  Pastry Mill & Café, we?ll squeeze in a stop a southern Oregon  winery. Lunch is additional cost.

Tuesday, 8/6, 9am-2:30pm 
$43 ID/$52 OD
Class #21723. Register Here


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


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


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


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