There are so many ways and reasons to get outside!
Where to get outside in Oregon
Many lands managed or protected by our member organizations are open to the public! Here are some ideas of where you can enjoy the great outdoors with friends and family. For more details, contact the organization directly!
Get outside without going anywhere!
Take a look at our suggestions for 10 great ways to get outside … without going anywhere!
Aspen Hollow Preserve
Camp Polk Meadow Preserve
Indian Ford Meadow Preserve
Whychus Canyon Preserve
Willow Springs Preserve
Millers Landing Park
10 great ways to get outside … without going anywhere!
#1: Bird watch from your porch
Research shows that bird watching is good for your health. You don't need much to get try it out. Find a good spot to sit, ideally near some trees or flowers that attract birds, wait and listen. Enjoy a technology free moment, see how many birds you can see in 20 minutes!
#2: Eat a meal outside
Spread out a blanket, set up a table or ask the restaurant if you can sit on the patio and bring your food outside. Make your meal a little longer, stretch your legs and hopefully let the sunshine soak into your back.
#3: Get out and garden
Rain or shine, it is good to dig in the dirt. Clear the weeds, plant some flowers, mow the lawn, prune the bushes. Take a break, drink some water and smell the flowers!
#4: Walk to the store
Take the extra time today and walk to the store. Bring a backpack, buy what you need and enjoy the stroll home.
#5. Take a nap in a hammock
#6. Make a phone call outside
#7. Go for a bike ride
#8. Visit your local public park
#9. Play with your kids outside
#10. Make a bouquet and bring the outdoors indoors