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The Oregon Country Trails is a grassroots organization of rugged, rural, ranchers, farmers, and recreation specialists who have opened their back porches, meadows, and crafts to the public.
Organized as a system of "trails," visitors can choose the area of Oregon they'd like to explore, download a map with friendly stops along the way, and create their own adventure destinations.
Formed as a project for rural revitalization, we currently represent over 295 trail members in Lane, Lincoln, Benton, Linn, Crook, and Deschutes counties. And we're growing!
We help the urban visitor savor the country experience with:
• Agricultural entertainment
• Open barns, farms, ranches
• Country B&B's
• Artists and galleries
• Wild life sanctuaries
• Festivals and more
Rural communities interested in starting a trail in their area need only to identify at least ten friends or neighbors willing to work together to present their area and country experiences in a positive way. For a small membership fee, Oregon Country Trails will assist in designing your route, brochures, trail signs and map. Members can sign up to use our website to sell their products online.
2008 Pacific Rim Organization Of The Year by Pacific Rim Regional Association of Resource Conservation and Development Councils. The Pac Rim Regional Association includes all RC&D Councils in Alaska, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, American Samoa and Marianas.
2009 Partnership Award by Travel Lane County. Businesses, organizations and individuals throughout Lane County were honored for their outstanding contributions and dedication to Lane County's visitor industry. Travel Lane County presented its annual awards at the 2009 Visitor Industry Celebration dinner held Tuesday, June 23 at the Center for Meeting & Learning at Lane Community College.
2010 USDA Rural Development Partner for Local & Regional Food Systems in Oregon awarded by Victor Vasquez, Rural Develepment Deputy Under Secretary and Vicki Walker, USDA rural Development State Director.
2008 Community Applause Award Nomination co-sponsored by the Oregon Bankers Association and Oregon Business magazine, nominated by Pacific Continental Bank for playing a significant role in community acitivites and willingness to help others be successful in their business and community.