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Group of kayakers paddle towards Willamette Falls' rushing waters of the Willamette River in Oregon's Mt. Hood Territory.


When kids get out of school for summer vacation, thoughts turn to finding family activities around Mt. Hood Territory. It just so happens that summer is an amazing time to visit. 

From hiking hidden gem trails filled with blooming flowers to taking in their vibrant colors in seemingly endless farm fields to spending beautiful nights camping beneath the stars, there's plenty here to keep you adventuring. Head out to one of our tranquil lakes or take a hands-on approach to learning about pioneer history while exploring with our Heritage Trail app.

Any way you like it, we've got what you need for a memorable summer. 

Colorful Flowers To See This Summer
As the sun comes out, it beckons the flower buds to awaken from their slumber across Mt. Hood Territory. It's a beautiful sight to see when spring turns to summer and, over the course of those months,...
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Pink dahlia with a honey bee perched on its yellow center at Swan Island Dahlias in Oregon's Mt. Hood Territory..
7 Great Hikes For Wildflowers
Late spring and summer are ideal times to hit the hiking trails if you love wildflowers. We curated a list of seven great hikes that will help add a little color to your life, as you hike in Mt. Hood...
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Top Reasons To Camp Midweek
Getting outside is so therapeutic for the soul and being able to stay out where you are adventuring overnight is not only more convenient, its even more soul nourishing. There is nothing quite like sl...
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Keeping Mt. Hood Territory's History Alive
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 with The End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center...
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Bethany Nemec
Favorite Laid Back Lakes In Mt. Hood Territory
Adventuring near the water is beloved in Oregon's Mt. Hood Territory. Hanging out at the lake, making memories with friends and family and enjoying the views is a dream. But which lake is best for you...
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Circular photo, 90% which is Mt. Hood and the Mt. Hood National Forest looming over a sliver of Trillium Lake's blue waters.
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