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Swan Island Dahlias in Canby rows of multi-colored tulips
Annie Austin | 03/09/2021 | Indoor Recreation

Virtual Offerings in Mt. Hood Territory

Know Now COVID-19

While everyone practices social distancing, we know you may be missing out on some of your favorite Mt. Hood Territory experiences. Fortunately, many of our businesses have opened their doors in a virtual fashion, so you can enjoy a bit of what we have to offer without leaving your home.

From online classes to social media tours, here are some of our partners who are doing fun things to keep you entertained. 

1. Oregon City Showcase

Travel Oregon City invites you to take a virtual tour in their great city. Through their exciting new program, they're showcasing Oregon City historical attractions, perfect for safe, at-home tours. Plus, if you happen to live in Oregon City, take the quiz at the end of the tour to be entered into a drawing for a $40 gift certificate to spend at a local Oregon City restaurant. Learn something new and have fun! The March showcase features the Oregon City Elevator.

2. Mt. Hood Vacation Rentals

Take a trip through some of the most beautiful surroundings imaginable in and around Mt. Hood National Forest, while also visiting a few of the stunning Mt. Hood Vacation Rentals cabins you can book once travel has returned to normal. 

3. North American Bigfoot Center

One of the newest attractions in Mt. Hood Territory comes at the hands of Animal Planet's "Finding Bigfoot" star Cliff Barackman who opened the North American Bigfoot Center last year in the small town of Boring. If you haven't made it out there yet or just need a Bigfoot fix, be sure to watch the recording of their Facebook Live videos.

4. Swan Island Dahlias

Swan Island Dahlias is helping everyone who has a bit of extra time learn how to enhance their garden. They created an IGTV video about the way they process their cuttings for the farm and how you can apply that insight to your own backyard. It's a good lesson for anyone looking to bring a bit of the annual Dahlia Festival into their own home. 

5. Alpacas at Marquam Hill Ranch

Who couldn't use a little cute right now, right? Head over to the Facebook page for Alpacas at Marquam Hill Ranch for adorable videos. Some show the animals and their adorable personalities, while others give a behind the scenes look at how an alpaca farm works. Either way, you get to see alpacas, so that's a win right there. 

6. Pickathon at Home

Pickathon is an annual music festival happening every summer in Happy Valley. This past spring, they teamed up with numerous bands, licensing agencies and charities to provide A Concert A Day. Enjoy Pickathon performances from past years any time you like on their YouTube channel's Pickathon at Home series. 

7. Water Time Outfitters

Don't let your fishing skills fade. The expert guides at Water Time Outfitters are publishing weekly tips and tricks on their blog, so you can keep your skills in tip top condition. 

8. Take a Virtual tour of Timberline Lodge

Few places are as iconic or historic, as Timberline Lodge on Mt. Hood. The WPA-era architecture, the beautiful surroundings and the amazing food choices make it a popular destination for generations of families. While the lodge is only open to overnight guests, take a virtual tour of it thanks to Historyview Virtual Tours. 

9. Wooden Shoe Farm

If you're already looking forward to spring tulips, check out Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm's Facebook page. They have a collection of videos featuring both instructional and stunning tulip panoramas.

10. End of the Oregon Trail Special Video Presentations

The End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center brings history to life. And while you can't visit in person right now, they've made their engaging and informative content available through video! You can view the video trailers through their website, then choose to purchase access to either "That Long-Looked for Place," sharing Oregon Trail history or "Women of the West," focusing on women making the journey to Oregon. Video access is $10/video and supports the End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center while their doors are shut. It's a great activity for families at home or anyone wanting to learn more Oregon history.

11. Clackamas Repertory Theatre Interview with Director Patrick Nims

Watch Clackamas Repertory Theatre's interview with Patrick Nims, who will direct their forthcoming production of the Sound of Music. Learn about the inventive ways that theatres are working during a time of virtual communication.

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