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Category Archives: Points of Interest

Cascadia State Park

Cascadia State Park

Settled in a forested corridor 14 miles east of Sweet Home along the South Santiam River, Cascadia State park was originally a resort named for the spring it was located on.   Soda Creek brought visitors to the remote spot to drink from the naturally bubbling spring believed to have curative powers. At the height of… Continue Reading

East Linn Museum

East Linn Museum

East Linn Museum is a priceless treasure hidden in plain sight on the edge of Sweet Home.  This little gem features a collection of several thousand artifacts, photos, documents and records dating back to 1852.  Housed in a former church, the 3,000 square foot building provides plenty of space to wander through a variety of… Continue Reading

McDowell Creek Park

McDowell Creek Park

Visitors looking for an easy day-trip hike can’t go wrong with this, 3.3 mile hike winding through the beautiful forest and thick vegetation, northwest of Sweet Home, Oregon.  Beginning with a peaceful country drive, visitors will find that connecting with nature in a tranquil setting is easy; especially in a place where four breathtaking waterfalls… Continue Reading

Quartzville Back Country Byway

Quartzville Back Country Byway

The Quartzville Back Country Byway encompasses an enjoyable drive past Foster Lake and then north up the Quartzville Recreational Corridor, skirting Green Peter Reservoir.  This scenic drive begins one mile east of Sweet Home and connects US Hwy 20 to State Highway 22 approximately 19 miles east of Detroit, Oregon.  The byway takes visitors past… Continue Reading

South Santiam Fish Hatchery

South Santiam Fish Hatchery

Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife South Santiam Fish Hatchery is a fun and interesting excursion for anyone interested in learning about fish and other local wildlife.  Approximately 8,000 visitors each year have the opportunity to meander through the beautiful setting on the shores of the S. Santiam River.  The public is invited to enjoy the… Continue Reading

Over the Rivers and Through the Woods Scenic Byway

Over the Rivers and Through the Woods Scenic Byway

A leisurely drive through some of Oregon’s most beautiful and diverse scenery, this is a memorable way to spend an afternoon.  The eastern moving route will lead visitors through some of the state’s oldest settlements, founded by pioneer families dependent upon farming, logging and mining to survive. Beginning in the rich farmland of the Willamette… Continue Reading

Marks Ridge Winery

Marks Ridge Winery

Marks Ridge Winery sits high on the rim of a fertile valley in the foothills of Oregon’s Cascade Mountain range. Just off the beaten track, four miles north of Sweet Home, this thirty year old vineyard features luscious fruit carefully handcrafted in small lots to produce high quality estate wines. One sip and visitors agree… Continue Reading

Sweet Home Genealogical Society Library

Sweet Home Genealogical Society Library

History buffs digging for their roots find the Sweet Home Genealogical Library is the perfect place to begin the search! This non-profit organization is here to help bridge the gap between generations by striving to preserve heritage for historical and educational purposes. Located at 1223 Kalmia Street in downtown Sweet Home, a generous donation by… Continue Reading

Kayaking the Soda Fork of the South Santiam River

Kayaking the Soda Fork of the South Santiam River

The first known kayaking descent on the Soda Fork was made in 1988.  Both upper and lower are short but packed with fun rapids and are often paired with a trip down the Canyon Creek run for an exciting day-trip. Lower Soda Fork is Class III and IV rapids.  Best run at higher water levels… Continue Reading

Kayaking on Canyon Creek

Kayaking on Canyon Creek

Canyon Creek, Oregon is a seven mile ride through extraordinary scenery that has earned quite a reputation with kayaking aficionados.  The upper two miles provide some of the best class V rapids in the state and should only be attempted by the highly experienced and zealous paddlers.  While the upper run is vicious and merciless;… Continue Reading