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If you're visiting Portland, you can't miss Mt. Hood looming in the distance. But you don't have to gaze on the mountain from afar. Our Mt. Hood Territory is so close to the urban core and to Portland International Airport, that in less than an hour, you will be a world away.
The Territory has been divided into three regions: A view from town, abundant countryside, and the great wide open. The urban backdrop of Oregon's Mt. Hood Territory manages to combine the best of all worlds. Tossed in with the historical buildings, quaint shops and restaurants you'll see that the lushness of the Territory abounds. We're proud of our scenic wonderland - the magnificent mountain, forested wilderness, pristine rivers, streams and lakes, and idyllic countryside. "Paradise," is what the pioneers called it. And we agree. Come explore the regions of our amazing Territory!
Here you’ll find the elegant city of Lake Oswego, a cultural and historical center. Be sure to attend the Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts in June. If you’re looking for something off the beaten path, give the Willamette Shore Trolley a go. It’ll take you for a scenic ride along the Willamette River from Lake Oswego to Portland. And vice versa, you’ll be glad to know. Towering trees and stunning floral life will remind you that you’re in Oregon's Mt. Hood Territory. The cities of Gladstone, West Linn and Wilsonville all have their own secrets to discover. Be sure to stop in at the Visitor Information Center in Wilsonville (Exit #283 off I-5) for info about area events and fascinating sites. Then head north on I-205 for an extra long visit at Clackamas Town Center, one of the largest shopping centers in Oregon, located just north of Oregon City. Not to forget, the shopping is always tax-free! There are over 30 hotels, motels and B&Bs in this region.
A visit to Oregon's Mt. Hood Territory wouldn’t be complete without a stop in Oregon City. The three big covered wagons at the End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center will let you know you’ve reached your destination – they’re enormous enough to be seen from just about any direction as you approach the City. This is undoubtedly one of the most important historical sites on the West Coast. This is where the Oregon Trail came to an end and all those settlers scattered up and down the seaboard. At the world-class End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center and the Museum of the Oregon Territory every one of your questions about pioneer life will be answered. Oregon City is filled with many historical homes, including the Dr. John McLoughlin House, the home of the man who is responsible for claiming the land that is now Oregon City.
Start by spending some time in Canby, gleaning historical information to share with friends later. You can cross the scenic Willamette River on the Canby Ferry, one of only three remaining ferries on the river. If you’re yearning for green pastures, turn to any of the smaller farms and interesting sites in the area for adventure. Stop in at The Flower Farmer, where kids and grownups can ride the Phoenix & Holly Railroad through fields of flowers. If that wasn’t enough flowers for you, there’s nothing like Swan Island Dahlias. Over 40 acres of dahlias bloom from August until frost sets in.
Travel southwest to Barlow and continue to experience our endless history. As you head farther, you’ll find unique antique shops and treasures. Just outside Woodburn, plan for a look-see of beautiful proportions. Over 150 varieties of tulips bloom at the Wooden Shoe Bulb Company. There are enough colors to please gardeners the world over. From the western-most border of Oregon's Mt. Hood Territory, turn eastward to Molalla. Don’t miss the Buckaroo Rodeo in early July; it’s one of the oldest rodeos in Oregon. Nine miles southeast of Molalla, the Molalla River Recreation Corridor kicks off. Here is where the outdoor enthusiast’s adventure may begin. You can launch a canoe and paddle 10 miles south to the Table Rock Wilderness.
The greatest thing about the Table Rock Wilderness is that it really is a wilderness. It has steep, rugged terrain, towering basaltic cliffs, spectacular vistas and brilliant wildflowers. A sixteen-mile trail system suitable for both people and horses extends along the prominent ridges within the Wilderness. Rock climbing is also a favored sport in the area. Throughout the Table Rock Wilderness you’ll find camping spots perfect for the tent or the RV.