May in the Willamette Valley is a sight to behold — newly green trees burst with life; the waves of spring flowers make a splashy rainbow of our town; sunlight sets the river dazzling. Even the rain seems a little less oppressive with the promise of intermittent glimpses of sun.
Breathe a collective sigh of happiness, Oregon. These are the good months.
That’s why EW’s annual outdoors issue touches on different ways you can enjoy nature, from walking in local parks and jogging on forest trails to surfing the river. It’s all there waiting for you, so grab a friend and explore. That computer screen can wait a little longer.
Journey to the Sea
The dream of a trail from Corvallis to the coast
A Day in the Park
Eugene volunteer Becky Riley works for chemical-free parks
To the Trails
Run Hub Northwest brings running to the forest
Elijah Mack shares the latest news in river surfing
The Broad Outdoors
Local writer Ruby McConnell pens a handy outdoor guide for women, but men should take a look, too
House on the River
Eugene’s River House celebrates 50 years