Summer is the perfect time to pack up your family and head out on the open road. However, you don’t need to travel far to have a great experience. In fact, Oregon has some of the most beautiful scenic roads in the country. Here are a couple great Oregon road trips to take right here in our backyard.
- Silver Falls Driving Tour. With this scenic drive, you’ll need to start in Woodburn—less than half an hour away from Salem. From there, you’ll pass thought Mt. Angel, see the Gallon House Covered Bridge, and continue on to the Silver Falls State Park. Drive through the park and head down Oregon Route 214 to see some vineyards. The scenic tour ends in Turner, where you can then jump on I-5 to head back to Salem.
- Columbia River Highway Scenic Drive. Follow this driving route for a day filled with beautiful river views. The Historic Columbia River Highway Scenic Byway is known as the “King of Roads” because of its spectacular river overlooks, breathtaking waterfalls, and architectural wonders. Head north to Portland and then east to Troutdale to begin your journey. You’ll travel along the highway and end in The Dalles at the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center.
Do you have a favorite road trip destination here in Oregon? Come to Withnell Dodge to purchase your road trip vehicle!