Posted Mt. Hood Territory Heritage trail sign for site #16, Rogerson Clematis Garden, with pink dogwood tree in background.

Take to the new Heritage Trail

Jarrod Lyman | 12/18/2017 | Canby, Communities, Estacada, Gladstone, Government Camp, Heritage, Lake Oswego, Milwaukie, Molalla, North Clackamas, Oregon City, Sandy, West Linn

Heritage Trail at the Ermatinger House

There's a lot of history here in Oregon's Mt. Hood Territory. We're the end of the Oregon Trail, we had the first newspaper west of the Rockies, first long-distance transmission of electricity, not to mention the first incorporated city. There are so many stories to tell, and we've got a way for you to get those stories.

Meet the Mt. Hood Territory Heritage Trail.

The Heritage Trail encompasses 25 sites throughout The Territory. You can learn about each site by texting a key word to the number listed on the sign at the location. You can also download the app from both iTunes or Google Play. Or, dial the phone number listed on each sign to call to hear the stories. There are numerous ways you can hear the tale behind the Dibble and Von Der Ahe houses in Molalla or learn about the Lake Oswego Iron Smelter.

The mobile site is one of the best features. Use it to direct you to additional sites along the trail and other points of interest including dining, lodging and activities. If you're a cyclist, there are three biking tours that highlight stops along the trail. The Canby Ferry Heritage Loop wins along some of the most beautiful farmland you've ever seen around Canby and on up in Lake Oswego. The Oregon City trail is the easier of the three, at only three miles long. It's also packed with heritage sites, with a total of six on the short ride. The Clackamas Countryside Heritage Loop is a 30-mile tour that visits 4 sites as you start and finish at Baker Cabin. It's just up the street from the Stone Cliff Inn, a perfect place to refuel after the ride. 

Our heritage is a big part of who we are in Oregon's Mt. Hood Territory, so come on out and explore it!

Jarrod Lyman has more than 13 years tourism experience. He is currently loving his job overseeing content for the #omht Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Google+ and Pinterest

Modern Pioneers: Pascal Chureau France is known as a culinary powerhouse. So what would draw a French chef to make his home in Oregon's Mt. Hood Territory?The answer is…
Modern Pioneers: Elaine Butler and Philip Foster Farm Imagine you've been walking for months to get to your new home in Oregon. You've traversed hot, dusty plains, crossed rushing rivers and made your…
Fall Festivals for Families in Mt Hood Territory The Fall months in Mt. Hood Territory are ripe with harvest festivals perfect for the family.Take the kids to one of the many festivals like…
Modern Pioneers: Bethany Nemec As we continue to mark the 175th anniversary of the Oregon Trail, some people showcase the history of the famed migration every day. Bethany Nemec…
As the temperature drops, so do the leaves in Oregon's Mt. Hood Territory. But before they do, many trees put on a brilliant display of…
France is known as a culinary powerhouse. So what would draw a French chef to make his home in Oregon's Mt. Hood Territory?The answer is…
Imagine you've been walking for months to get to your new home in Oregon. You've traversed hot, dusty plains, crossed rushing rivers and made your…
HIGHLIGHTS
Request a Travel Planner
ORDER TRAVEL PLANNER
Explore all that The Territory has to offer delivered right to your door, or if you want, you can view it ONLINE today.
JOIN OUR NEWSLETTER
Want to know what is happening year round? Sign up for our monthly electronic newsletter.
FOLLOW US ON YOUR FAVORITE SOCIAL MEDIA
STAY CONNECTED
Developed by Drozian Webworks | ©2018 Oregon's Mt. Hood Territory 1-800-424-3002
Terms | Privacy | Contact CCTCA