Welcome to the Trails of Lane County!
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Junction City--This is quintessential Oregon--scenic,winding country roads dappled with wild blackberries,perfect for bicyclists. Find antiques, boutique wineries with great Oregon Pinot noirs, art studios, an artisan store, a BBQ restaurant,an annual Blueberry Festival, Apple Harvest Festival, Daffodil Festival, organic meats and poultry,a steel furniture gallery,a barn filled with antiques, produce stands,wild mustangs,kid's camp,,a tour and shuttle service and a glorious guest lodge overlooking a championship golf course.
Territorial Wine Trail
Welcome to the Territorial Wine Trail, a 40- mile wine tasting adventure along the South Willamette Valley’s historical wagon and stagecoach routes. Here you’ll experience 20 wineries--some of Oregon’s finest-- and fabled pinot noirs, arguably some of the best in the world. From boutique wineries in quaint and romantic settings to majestic wineries on hilltops, our wines attract visitors from around the world.
As you drive through the Willamette Valley, you may be following a road that used to be an old wagon trail. Some of these wagon routes connected with Territorial Road, which at one time was part of the historical Applegate Trail. That was a main route that allowed stagecoaches to travel through Oregon and into California. Tracing back to 1851, Territorial Highway is one of Oregon’s oldest roads.
Today, Territorial Highway runs along a 40 mile north/south stretch beginning at an intersection with OR 99W in Monroe and after a short zigzag at an intersection with OR 36 in Cheshire, heads south to Elmira and Veneta. It crosses OR 126 continuing south through Crow and Lorane ending at the Lane-Douglas County line.
Spinning off from this scenic and historical byway are some of the South Willamette Valley’s finest wineries, quaint restaurants and lodges. Be sure to check our website, oregoncountrytrails.com for a complete list of our attractions.
Enjoy the Territorial Wine Trail as it meanders along the foothills of the Coast Range flaunting roadside blackberries, alpaca ranches, produce stands, strawberry fields, vineyards bursting with fruit and wineries bursting with cheer!
Veneta, Elmira, and the sparkling reservoir known as Fern Ridge Lake--
The Fern Ridge Country Trail is sprinkled with wonders. Visit a biodynamic garden and organic produce, pluck a warm peach from a local orchard, fill a bucket of organic Oregon strawberries, mosey through a unique gift shop, visit an art guild, take water color classes, buy veggies from a farmers' market, or hand-makde soaps and lotions, listen to concerts, visit wineries, attend healing festivals.
Springfield, Vida, Blue River--Here, river guides navigate the rapids, salmon shimmer through the water and cabins and lodges rest peacefully along the riverbanks.
Savor gourmet pizzas and homemade pies, visit galleries and art studios, quilt shops and lavender farms, get a pedicure, ride the rapids, fish, camp, golf, hike, run, bike and ski.
Only minutes north of Eugene, here's wholesome country experiences for the entire family. On the River Road Country Trail you will find corn mazes, cow trains for the kiddies, goat ramps, fruit and vegetable stands, farmer's markets, fresh raspberries, u-cut flowers, blueberries, strawberries, ice-cream, Oregon tomatoes, pumpkin patches, greenhouses, flower baskets, pitted pie cherries, garden supplies, and a corn maze!